Outgoing U.N. envoy laments scant human rights gains in Cambodia

January 23, 2015 11:56 AM

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Outgoing U.N. envoy laments scant human rights gains in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A U.N. envoy paid a final official visit to Cambodia on Friday and noted scant progress during his six-year mandate, warning the government its people were no longer afraid to defend their human rights.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi said the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for 30 years, should reconsider its aversion to independent institutions.

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