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Gov’t Urged to Investigate Disappearance of Teen Protester

Gov’t Urged to Investigate Disappearance of Teen Protester

Khmer Times, 2015-08-30
PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – A year and eight months have passed since the death of 16-year-old protester Khem Sophath, who was gunned down while protesting on January 3 at Veng Sreng Street. Despite the time that has passed, the government has not carried out a proper investigation into his death, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) said yesterday.
Poppy says Term ‘Kteuy’ is Out of Date

Poppy says Term ‘Kteuy’ is Out of Date

Khmer Times, 2015-08-25
Her comments also followed a press release from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), lambasting the district governor’s comments. It said he had used a derogatory term to refer to transgender people, whose rights are enshrined in the Constitution. The district governor’s comments were offensive for two reasons, CCHR said. First, the word ‘kteuy’ is offensive and should be avoided, particularly by the public officials. Second, Mr. Chamroeun’s comment that police were targeting transgender people as a distinct group, rather than sex workers in general, suggests the existence of discrimination on the basis of gender identity by authorities.
Groups Urge UN to Address Situation in Cambodia

Groups Urge UN to Address Situation in Cambodia

Cambodia Daily, 2015-08-22
A group of 12 international and local human rights organizations sent a letter to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday urging it to support a resolution addressing “the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia.” The letter comes as the Human Rights Council prepares for its 30th regular session, which begins on September 14.
Human rights groups urge UN to address Cambodia

Human rights groups urge UN to address Cambodia "violations"

Just Style, 2015-08-21
In an open letter to the UN Human Rights Council, a number of groups including Human Rights Watch, and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), are calling for the support of a resolution at the next session that highlights patterns of serious violations and urge Cambodia Government to put an end to such violations and to abide by its domestic and international legal obligations.
PM lashes out at opposition

PM lashes out at opposition

PPP, 2015-08-19
Yesterday, a coalition of 13 NGOs called Sok Hour’s arrest – undertaken despite his parliamentary immunity – part of a “far-reaching and systematic attack on dissent and democracy in Cambodia”.
Rape Cases Up 64% in First Half of 2015, Adhoc Says

Rape Cases Up 64% in First Half of 2015, Adhoc Says

The Cambodia Daily, 2015-08-06
Chak Sopheap, head of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said that blaming pornography for rape was oversimplifying the issue. “I would not see it as a key factor. At the end of the day it is a [matter of] personal responsibility,” she said. “Some people blame alcohol: ‘alcohol leads to rape’ and ‘alcohol leads to traffic accidents.’ Of course this is a factor, but it’s the men’s responsibility.”
Hun Sen’s Comments Draw Criticism From Cambodian Rights Groups

Hun Sen’s Comments Draw Criticism From Cambodian Rights Groups

RFA, 2015-08-03
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said that such terms are inappropriate for the country’s leader to use, but she was not surprised because Hun Sen has uttered such harsh and vulgar words to describe women in the past.
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