Hopes UN Rights Envoy Will Raise Abuses, Reform During Cambodia Visit

Smith began her latest fact-finding visit to Cambodia on Monday, where she plans to meet with government officials, civil society groups and members of the diplomatic community.

Phnom Penh – Human rights workers and labor leaders in Cambodia have said they are hopeful that the UN’s rights envoy to Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will raise abuses and judicial reform during her visit to the country this week.

Smith began her latest fact-finding visit to Cambodia on Monday, where she plans to meet with government officials, civil society groups and members of the diplomatic community.

“I will also meet with representatives of the diplomatic community and from civil society organizations working with human rights and with specific interests in the areas of this mission, which focuses specifically on human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,” she wrote in an email.

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