Wednesday, December 11, 2013
CPP Committed to Protecting Human Rights
AKP Phnom Penh, December 10, 2013
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has expressed its strong commitment to protect and promote human rights.
“CPP has been implementing the human rights protection and promotion principles as stated in the Constitution, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the international pacts and conventions on Human Rights,” underlined CPP in a declaration issued on the occasion of the 64th International Human Rights Day.
The recent fifth parliamentary election, which was held in a peaceful, free and fair manner, reflected clearly the solidity of human rights implementation process in Cambodia, it said.
CPP also recalled the period of Khmer Rouge regime where Cambodian people lost all their rights and freedoms, even the right to life. “But since the victory day of Jan. 7, 1979, under the CPP’s leadership, the genocidal regime was toppled and the Cambodian people regained their full rights and freedoms, honor, and dignity. They were saved from slavery and became master of their own destiny and nation,” it underlined.
CPP further appealed to all political parties, organizations, institutions and compatriots to continue to join hands in protecting, strengthening and expanding the spirit of human rights respect and democracy together with the respect of laws so as to ensure peace, safety and development, and in participating actively in enhancing people’s rights and freedoms.
For its part, the National Council for Solidarity front for the Development of Cambodia Motherland also issued a declaration, stressing its strong support to all contributions for the cause of human rights respect in Cambodia.
By C. Nika
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