Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 6 – A total of 39 state delegations attended an Interactive Dialogue with the special rapporteur (SR) on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia, held on 05 October 2022 in Geneva.
“30 of them spoke in favor of efforts, progress and achievement of Cambodia has realized in promoting and protecting human rights on many fronts, and urge the SR’s working methods to be balanced and constructive, taking into account the perspective of the government and national circumstances. They commended, inter alia, the successful responses to the COVID19, particularly the near-universal vaccination and social protection initiatives in support of women, job-suspended workers and vulnerable groups; religious freedom; rising literacy rate; and the extensive consultations among wide-ranging stakeholders on the draft law on national human rights institution,” according to the statement seen by Fresh News on Thursday (Oct 6).
"Some welcomed Cambodia’s successful holding of communal elections with nine political parties having won the communal council seats, and the efforts to ensure that these elections were held in a free, fair, orderly, peaceful and transparent manner. Cambodia’s success in chairing ASEAN-related meetings in August 2022 was also recognized."
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