Cambodia Reflects on 27th Anniversary of Constitution as Rights Situation Deteriorates

As government officials applaud its implementation and NGOs deplore the situation of human rights.

Cambodia Thursday (Sept. 24) celebrated the 27th anniversary of the proclamation of its 1993 Constitution with the ruling party expressing its commitment to continue to abide by its terms, and NGOs expressing concerns regarding recent arrests of political, human-rights and environmental-protection activists who were exercising rights stipulated in the constitution.

In a post on his Facebook page on Sept. 24, Prime Minister Hun Sen recapped events that led to the adoption of the constitution.

Following the Paris Peace Agreement, which was signed on Oct. 23, 1991, and officially put an end to war in the country, Cambodia entered a new, historical turning point, Hun Sen said.

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