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UN human rights expert to visit Cambodia
April 25,2019   By:Xinhua
PHNOM PENH, April 25, 2019 -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will visit Cambodia from April 29 to May 9, said a press release from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Wednesday.
"I will be focusing my mission on the current situation of human rights, and following up on the developments since my previous mission last November," Smith said in the release.
"I also aim to continue my examination of human rights with respect to the Sustainable Development Goals, looking in particular at non-discrimination and equality, and participation and accountability," she added.
During her 11-day visit, the expert plans to meet senior members of the government, representatives of civil society and members of the diplomatic community, said the release, adding that Smith will also undertake field visits to gather first-hand information.
The UN Special Rapporteur undertakes regular official missions to Cambodia and reports annually to the Human Rights Council, which appointed her in March 2015, it said.
She will present her next report to the council in September, it added.
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