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Human rights issue should be addressed constructively: CHRC

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Keo Remy, president of Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC), at the 32nd meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Supplied

Government’s human rights president said that human rights issues had to be addressed through a constructive, non-politicised approach.

Keo Remy, president of Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC), led a delegation to Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday to attend the 32nd meeting of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) where Cambodia’s human rights record was examined for the third time on Wednesday.

Cambodia is one of 14 States reviewed by the UPR working group during its January 21 to February 1 session.

During the 2 hour and 50 minute session, Mr Remy said that Cambodia has promoted human rights, strengthened democracy and rule of law.

Mr Remy said Cambodian government is counting on support from all relevant stakeholders in an effort to ensure a peaceful and harmonious society with full respect for the rule of law, democracy and human rights.

“All human rights, including the right to development shall be indivisible and human rights issues must be addressed within the global context through a constructive, non-confrontational, non-politicized and dialogue-based approach,” he sa

In Facebook post yesterday, Mr Remy said that after the session, delegations from ASEAN members, China and other countries congratulated Cambodia for its success.

The delegation is scheduled to arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport at 8:45 pm on Friday, according to CHRC’s statement.

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