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UN Rights Envoy Arrives for Assessment

The UN envoy Surya Prasad Subedi arrived in Cambodia Monday to look into the country’s human rights record ahead of a Human Rights Council meeting in September.

Subedi will remain in Cambodia through the rest of January surveying state institutions “that should promote and protect rights, ensure checks and balances on the power of the executive, and promote and protect democratic development.”

He will examine the National Assembly, and judiciary, including the Supreme Council of Magistracy and the Constitutional Council, according to a UN statement.

A Foreign Minister spokesman said the envoy will meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday.