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Life as a UN special Rapporteur: Professor Surya P. Subedi, O.B.E.

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In this public lecture, to be introduced by Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, Professor Subedi will examine the role of the UN country-specific mandate holders, the approach that he took to implement his mandate in Cambodia and the impact of his work in the country. He was appointed to this position in March 2009 and is about to complete six years of his tenure, becoming the longest serving UN Special Rapporteur for the country.  Many of his recommendations, especially those relating to judicial, electoral and land reform, have been implemented by the government and some others are in the process of being implemented. The parliament of Cambodia has enacted three fundamental laws designed to enhance the independence and capacity of the judiciary and amended the Constitution of the country to make the National Election Commission a constitutional, independent, and autonomous body, in line with his recommendations. Professor Subedi will share his first-hand account of work as one of only 12 such UN mandate holders in the world.

After the event there will be a drinks reception with light refreshments in the main atrium of the Liberty Building.


Professor Surya P. Subedi, O.B.E

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Professor Subedi's lecture

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