Civil society forced to take Human Rights Day celebrations online

Participants attend a Human Rights Day celebration in December 2019, with this year’s events to mark the day postponed on account of a growing COVID-19 cluster in Phnom Penh. Panha Chhorpoan

Civil society groups and human rights non-governmental organizations knew in 2019 that it would be the last time International Human Rights Days would be a holiday, after the government did away with five national holidays to increase annual work days.