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Land rights elusive for indigenous minorities

Land rights elusive for indigenous minorities

PPP, 2016-02-12
Bureaucratic inefficiency and “endemic” corruption are leading factors in land loss among Cambodia’s 190,000 indigenous peoples, who are under siege from land grabs by powerful elites and exploitative corporations, according to a report launched yesterday by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
Indigenous Community’s Collective Land Still in Danger: Report

Indigenous Community’s Collective Land Still in Danger: Report

Khmer Times, 2016-02-12
CCHR Land Program Coordinator Vann Sophath commented that legally registering collective land titles of indigenous communities is still rife with obstacles, due in part to those indigenous communities’ limited knowledge on law of land rights. “The local authorities’ limited knowledge of the process of legally registering indigenous land titles and their willingness to do so, as well as corruption, are all obstacles that interrupt the efficiency of registering collective land,” Mr. Sophat said.
Union Leaders Blast Charges Over Capitol Tours Protest

Union Leaders Blast Charges Over Capitol Tours Protest

Cambodia Daily, 2016-02-10
Sokhann Yon, labor program manager at the Cambodian Legal Education Center, said multiple NGOs—including Adhoc, Lica­dho and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights—met on Tuesday to discuss who would represent the charged men against the “unfounded” charges.
NGO notes uptick in gov’t ‘threats’ against online posters

NGO notes uptick in gov’t ‘threats’ against online posters

PPP, 2016-02-10
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights released a public notice on Monday noting a “substantial increase” in the number of people being charged for making anti-government or anti-Hun Sen comments in social media. According to CCHR, seven people have been arrested and at least 24 threatened since August for online comments they made, often directed at the ruling party, Prime Minister Hun Sen or his family.
China, Cambodia Aim to Further Boost Trade to $5 Billion

China, Cambodia Aim to Further Boost Trade to $5 Billion

VOA Cambodia, 2016-02-04
Chak Sopheap, head of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, welcomed the government’s attempts at diplomacy with the US and China. Improved relations with the US will not hurt Cambodia, she told VOA Khmer. The US wants to strengthen human rights and democracy in Cambodia, and that’s a good thing, she said. “Things are going to be better when Cambodia tries to improve human rights and democratic values,” she said.
Government Blocks Alleged Letter Granting Logs to Try Pheap

Government Blocks Alleged Letter Granting Logs to Try Pheap

Cambodia Daily, 2016-02-02
Vann Sophath, the land rights project coordinator for CCHR, said his NGO had yet to receive a reply to its January 26 request. He said the ministry was obliged to release the records. “This is the responsibility of the government,” Mr. Sophath said. “It should be transparent so affected people can learn about this. Be­cause as a society we should know…because there could be something behind, secret.”
Access to information law site goes online

Access to information law site goes online

PPP, 2016-01-28
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, called the website “a positive and remarkable move given the government’s recent history in withholding drafts of the law”, she said. Sopheap has criticised the government for failing to successfully draft a freedom of information law. “Yet, for this initiative to truly be meaningful, the feedback must be taken into account in the final version of the law, otherwise it will be meaningless; simply another empty gesture by the government,” said Sopheap.
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