During the 2006-2007 biennium, the Office assists the Special Representative in carrying out his mandate.
The Office documents and responds to selected cases of violations of human rights. It addresses problems faced by human rights defenders in their work, promotes better understanding of their role, and works for the implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.
The Office focuses on promoting the full enjoyment of freedom of association, assembly and expression in Cambodia . To this end, it monitors and advises on relevant draft laws on freedom of information, peaceful assembly and association.
The Office works with others to promote an environment conducive to legitimate political activity and monitors the general environment for the conduct of the commune council elections in April 2007.
The Office assists in efforts to establish a professional and impartial judiciary and for the adoption and enactment of laws that make up the basic legal framework consistent with Cambodia 's Constitution and international human rights norms.
The Office continues its project to combat impunity. It monitors the trials of senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge and others most responsible for the crimes committed under the Democratic Kampuchea regime. It addresses continuing patterns of impunity and advocates for measures that must be taken to end them.
The Office works to secure the human rights and livelihoods of rural populations and indigenous peoples, focusing on implementation of relevant provisions of the 2001 Land Law and continued study and documentation of the award and impact of economic land concessions on the human rights of affected local populations.
The Office works to increase understanding and adherence to international human rights instruments and treaties, including through public outreach programmes, training, follow up on concluding observations and recommendations of treaty bodies and ratification of individual communications procedures. The Office also cooperates with the special procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The Office engages in joint programming initiatives within the UNCT, in accordance with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2006-2010. It works to integrate human rights into poverty-reduction and development programmes of the Government and development cooperation agencies.