The United Nations-appointed special rapporteur to Cambodia will embark on a week-long fact-finding mission in the Kingdom today.
Nepalese national Surya Subedi, an expert in internat-ional law from Leeds, England, has announced his mission will focus on economic and other land concessions.
“During this mission, I plan to examine the situation of economic and other land concessions and their impact on the human rights of local communities. I will also look into the role and responsibility of business enterprises in benefiting from land concessions,” Subedi said in a UN press release announcing his visit.
Subedi’s term as special rapporteur to Cambodia was extended by a landmark two years at a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva last year.
This is Subedi’s second fact-finding mission to Cambodia this year.