Advocating for Human Rights in Cambodia: Is the UN’s Universal Periodic Review Effective?
November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm ICT
Date: 3 November 2018
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Venue: Justice Cafe, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On the occasion to mark the Phnom Penh launch of Asia Centre’s The Universal Periodic Review in Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives, an expert panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities to improve Cambodia’s human rights through UN mechanism +855 23 987 263 +855 23 987 263. Cambodia’s next human rights assessment at the UN Human Rights Council is on 30/01/2019. This will make it the country’s third appearance at the Universal Periodic Review. Its second review was in early 2014 and its first in late 2009. In spite of the numerous recommendations by members states, the number of recommendations and their ability to improve the quality of human rights adopted by Cambodia remains weak. In this context, what can Cambodian civil society effectively seek to get out of the Universal Periodic Review process and other UN human rights mechanisms? Are there alternative options?