New York

07 August 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Cambodia

The Secretary-General welcomes the National Assembly of Cambodia's holding of sessions from 8 August with all members, including opposition parliamentarians.  He also welcomes the reopening of Freedom Park in Phnom Penh and encourages the two main political parties in Cambodia to continue their efforts towards reform and strengthening of democratic institutions in a spirit of cooperation for the benefit of all Cambodians.
The Secretary-General also takes note of today's judgment by the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which marks a momentous day for the people of Cambodia and for international criminal justice.