EU delegation witnesses deteriorating human rights record in Cambodia


Ouk Pich Samnang (C), activist of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), is escorted by police officers while arriving at the Appeals Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 17 March 2016.

European Parliament DROI delegation MEPs talk to New Europe after their trip to troubled Cambodia.

The human rights situation in Cambodia is deteriorating, and this led the European Parliament's Human Rights committee to organise a visit to the country at the beginning of April.

During 2015, long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government approved a series of laws that restricted even more human rights in the country and also made harder for international NGOs to operate in Cambodia.

During the second half of 2015, the country saw an increase in arrest of members of the political...

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