DocumentDocument: Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
We write to welcome you to Cambodia, and to summarize what we perceive as the most pressing human rights issues affecting Cambodia’s relationship with the United States.
In 2010, the US-Cambodia partnership faces a serious threat. Cambodian democracy has entered a precipitous decline. The institutions required for checks and balances and self-government - which were painstakingly built with the help of the US government - are in the process of being systematically dismantled by the ruling party. If left unchecked, the inevitable result of this process will be Cambodia’s degeneration into a pariah state, shunned by the international community and useless as an ally. Of course, the inevitable result will also be much worse for ordinary Cambodians.
Released in October 2010 (permalink)
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