Opinion

UN experts legitimize Hun Sen’s rights violations

United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhonda Smith is in Cambodia, but officials there are denying her access to Kem Sokha, leader of the banned opposition, who was released on bail a year after his arrest on treason charges in September 2017. This is a good time to look at how the UN’s experts’ actions legitimize Hun Sen’s authoritarian regime.

The UN’s failure to press for this meeting, combined with other inconsistent actions over the last 27 years, merit a claim that the world body contributes to Hun Sen’s violations of human rights – the very problem that the special rapporteur is supposed to address in Cambodia.

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