Cambodia and its people have been served by special procedure mandate holders since 1993. In September 2014, the Human Rights Council considered the final report of the previous Special Rapporteur, Surya P. Subedi. The appointment of the present Special Rapporteur was made by the Council in March 2015 and came into effect on 1 May 2015. An initial visit scheduled for May 2015 had to be postponed for logistical reasons and cannot be rescheduled before the Council meets in September 2015. As the present report was finalized on 8 June 2015, in order to meet the reporting schedule for the thirtieth session of the Council, it reflects progress over the past year within the tenure of the former Special Rapporteur only.
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