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Top Stories : Statement by H.E. Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand, Item 10: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Wednesday 28 September 2016, at 10.30 hrs Room XX

Statement by H.E. Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand,

Item 10: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia,

Wednesday 28 September 2016, at 10.30 hrs Room XX

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Mr. President,

Thailand thanks Ms. Rhona Smith, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia for her presentation.

We note with appreciation Cambodian active and constructive cooperation extended to international organisations and human rights mechanisms, especially, the Special Rapporteur during her two visits to the country as well as the OHCHR.

As reflected in both the Reports of the Special Rapporteur and of
the Secretary-General, Cambodia has undergone a number of ambitious programmes to enhance the protection of human rights and wellbeing of its people, including the preparation of the voluntary UPR mid-term report. These endeavours are evidence of Cambodian commitment to comply with its international human rights obligations.

Moreover, Cambodian efforts in reforming its educational and judicial systems should be further encouraged. In this regard, we believe that
the OHCHR should focus its activities on technical assistance and capacity building programmes according to the priorities and consent of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

We would like to hear more from the Special Rapporteur on the coordination between her mandate and OHCHR technical cooperation programme to push forward the effort of the Royal Government of Cambodia in implementing its accepted UPR recommendations.

Lastly, as a neighbouring country and a fellow ASEAN member, Thailand reaffirms its readiness to support Cambodia to enhance
the enjoyment of human rights of the Cambodian people.

Thank you, Mr. President.