Cambodia will submit a human rights report to the U.N. today for a universal periodic review (UPR), the second time it is participating in the process, according to the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit. Under the UPR process established in 2006, the Human Rights Council reviews the human rights record of each U.N. member state once every four years. Cambodia underwent its first review in 2009, and the council made 91 recommendations, many of which related to Cambodia’s record on forced evictions, a lack of independence in the courts and restrictions on freedom of expression.
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