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Featuring Professor Surya Subedi, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia
“The Paris Peace Agreements established the rule of law, human rights and democracy as major pillars of the new political architecture of Cambodia. Thus, the peace process cannot be regarded as complete until the democratic institutions created under the Constitution (in 1993) are able to work effectively and independently. The international community has a particular stake and a responsibility in this regard.” — From Professor Surya Subedi’s report to the UN Human Rights Council
Surya P. Subedi has served as the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia since 2009. As the Special Rapporteur, an independent expert appointed by the UN Human
Rights Council, his task is to assess the human rights situation, report publicly about it, and work with the Cambodian government, civil society and others to foster international cooperation in this field. He
also conducts systematic assessments of the State institutions with a view to exploring the ways and means of strengthening their capacity and independence in upholding people’s rights. He undertakes regular visits to Cambodia and reports annually to the UN Human Rights Council.
Subedi is also a Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds in England and a barrister specializing in the fields of international human rights law and international investment law. He presently serves as a member of the Advisory Group on Human Rights to the British Fore
ign Secretary, as Vice-President of the Asian Society of International Law, and as editor of its flagship journal, the Asian Journal of International Law. Originally from Nepal, he previously served as Under-Secretary in the International Law Division of Nepal’s Ministry of Law and Justice and as a legal adviser to Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Professor Subedi earned a doctorate in law from Oxford University and has published six books in the field.
Co-sponsored by: East-West Center and the Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights
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