Foreign governments urged to act on Cambodia human rights

Foreign governments are being urged to follow the lead of the European Union (EU) and pressure authorities in Cambodia to take action to address the human rights situation in the country.

The EU will partially suspend Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefits from 12 August in response to the Cambodian government’s “serious and systematic violations” of four human and labour rights conventions.

Now 33 leading human rights organisations and multi-stakeholder initiatives want governments in Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States to echo the EU in its call for the respect of human rights.

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