Cambodia will send a delegation to defend its UPR Report at the United Nations Human Rights Council
Cambodia will summit the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report on the situation of human rights in the country to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Oct. 28, 2013, said a press release of the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Council of Ministers issued yesterday evening.
According to the press release, the draft UPR Report was reviewed and approved at the weekly cabinet meeting held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
Cambodia will send a delegation to defend its UPR Report at the United Nations Human Rights Council from Feb. 5 to 7, 2014, the press release added.
UPR, a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all the 193 UN Member States in every four years and a half, aims at improving the human rights situation in all countries and addressing human rights violations wherever they occur. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights.
Cambodia submitted its first UPR Report on Aug. 27, 2009 and defended the report on Dec. 01-03, 2009. By Khan Sophirom