Saturday, June 19, 2010

UN official accuses Cambodia of human rights breaches

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Cambodia says he has serious concerns about Cambodia's human rights record. Surya Prasad Subedi has just ended a ten day mission to Cambodia, focussing mainly on the judiciary, and says he's uncovered serious shortcomings. He says it's a judicial system that's critically underfunded and fails to appropriately train people in the basics of human rights law.

Presenter: Rob Sharp
Speakers: Surya Prasad Subedi, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia
(source from ABC radio australia)

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