Government’s rights report to UN highlights challenges and progress

Publication date 15 February 2021 | 08:52 | ICT

The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN Office in Geneva has submitted a report titled Cambodia Human Rights Situation II that details wide-ranging aspects of human rights from challenges to progress in the country.

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