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Fair Trial Rights
on 2015-03-31
Location in CCHR's Office
Publish on 2015-04-01
Fair trial rights are crucially important to the accused in criminal cases. This video provides an introduction to four fair trial rights that are crucial for the Cambodia system: the right to legal representation and to be present at trial, the presumption of innocence, the rights of juvenile defendants and the right to be tried by a free and impartial judge. The video illustrates the pivotal importance of ensuring those rights by depicting a fictional story of a young boy who is wrongly accused of shop-lifting, together with interviews with activists, victims of judicial harassment, lawyers and government officials.
The Rights of Others
on 2014-10-01
Location in OMCT
Publish on 2015-02-19
The Rights of Others” is OMCT fourth documentary. Directed by Chris Kelly, it is part of OMCT sponsorship project “Défendre les Défenseurs”. Over the last few years, the Cambodian Government has granted land concessions to private national and international companies at an alarming rate for agriculture, mining, and infrastructure development. Most of these lands were inhabited by farmers and indigenous peoples who have been evicted and relocated to areas without access to basic services. Defending the rights of evicted persons, human rights defenders mobilize against the issuance of land concessions and forced evictions through peaceful demonstrations. In so doing, they are subject to harassment by the involved companies as well as police brutality and arrests.
Ly Srea Kheng: Family Faces Threats and Attacks in Phnom Penh
on 2014-12-17
Location in CCHR's office
Publish on 2014-12-17
Mr. Ly Srea Kheng, aged 58, lives with his wife, son and daughter in the Boeung Kak one area ("BK1") of Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork District, where they say they have occupied land since the ousting of the Khmer Rouge in 1979. However, a dispute began in 2005 after Mr. Kheng tried to register his family's plot under the 2001 Land Law several times without success, as local authorities accused them of illegally occupying state land.
Indigenous People’s Land Threatened by Hydropower Dam in Koh Kong
on 2014-12-17
Location in CCHR's office
Publish on 2014-12-17
The Areng Valley, part of the Central Cardamom Protected Forest, is home to a number of endangered species and approximately 1,500 people, mostly of the indigenous Jong group, who have a particularly strong spiritual and material relationship with their land. They are campaigning to stop a proposed hydro-power dam project, which threatenstheir land, livelihoods and entire way of life.
Sre Sdao village: Residents’ Land at Risk in University Construction Project
on 2014-12-17
Location in CCHR's office
Publish on 2014-12-17
Twenty three families from Sre Sdao village in Kratie Province fear that their land may be seized as part of a plan to construct an agricultural university. The families live next to a disused airfield and runway built by the French armed forces during the colonial era. They have lived there for generations, and were displaced during the Khmer Rouge period, but returned in 1979 following the regime’s fall that same year. They have letters issued by the local Sangkat (Commune) Chief confirming their possession of their land, but do not hold land titles
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