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News Briefs: Human rights conference

News Briefs: Human rights conference

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.

Justice Kirby

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.

 

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