For Immediate Release
Cambodia's Opposition in Support of U.S. Call for Action on Burma
Members of Parliament of the Opposition in Cambodia warmly welcome Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton to Cambodia. We proudly acknowledge Secretary Clinton’s leadership and commitment to women’s human rights. We stand with the U.S. government’s commitment to freedom, democracy and justice.
Furthermore, we praise Secretary Clinton for making public the U.S. government’s commitment to seek accountability for the human rights violations that have occurred in Burma by working to establish an international commission of inquiry at this moment and not after the holding of elections that do not meet international standards.
Secretary Clinton's public call for action on 28 October, 2010 in Hawaii is the U.S. commitment to move from rhetoric to concrete steps towards addressing the two-decade long violations of international laws and human rights laws by the government of Burma.
We call on all nations that are signatories to international instruments for the protection and prevention of violations of human rights to join the U.S. and more than 12 governments that have publicly supported such a commission of inquiry in Burma.
As elected representatives of the people of Cambodia, we call on the government of Cambodia to support the EU annual Burma resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, which is currently in session in New York and to be among the nations committed to the establishment of an international commission of inquiry in Burma.
We are conscious of the UN's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana who reminds us that :"Failing to act on accountability in Myanmar will embolden the perpetrators of international crimes and further postpone long-overdue justice,"
Members of Parliament
From Sam Rainsy Party and Human Rights Party
For further information contact MP Son Chhay, vice president of AIPMC on 012-858857