Curfew extended for two weeks as UN calls for review of COVID-19 law

Phnom Penh’s evening curfew was extended by two weeks on Tuesday, a day after the United Nations said new legal measures adopted by the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are disproportionate, unwarranted and undermine fundamental human rights.

UN human rights expert shares concerns on COVID-19 law, receives no answer from government

Motorists show official exemption letters to Phnom Penh police during curfew enforcement from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., April 1, 2021. Panha Chhorpoan

The outgoing UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights has expressed concerns a sweeping law intended to halt the spread of Covid-19 could be used to restrict civil rights in Cambodia.