Cambodia ‘presumed guilty’ by UN

Ney Samol, the Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the UN Office in Geneva, has said that recent criticism of the Kingdom’s human rights, democracy and rule of law comes as no surprise.

This, he said, is because the UN does not apply the presumption of innocence until proven guilty principle to its assessment of the Cambodian government.

Ambassador Samol of the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN in Geneva, on Thursday, responded to concerns raised by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedoms of opinion and expression, David Kaye, and Rhona Smith, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia.

In full: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-‘presumed-guilty’-un

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