U nited Nations Human Rights Special Representative Michael Kirby held a news
conference on Jan. 27 at the Foreign Correspondents Club, marking his first
visit to Cambodia since his appointment last November.
discussed the mandate and work of the Cambodia Field Office, the first office
outside of Human Rights headquarters in Geneva.
His personal role is to
maintain contact with the government and people of Cambodia, guide and
coordinate the UN human rights presence and assist the government in promoting
human rights. He has to report progress to the UN General Assembly and the
Commission on Human Rights.
Justice Kirby was also in town to see the new
premises of the Cambodia Field Office which has relocated from Norodom Blvd. It
can now be found at Street 400, House #18.