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Gov’t Must Probe ‘Enforced’ Disappearance: UN
Gov’t Must Probe ‘Enforced’ Disappearance: UN
Cambodia Daily, 2014-08-30
A separate statement endorsed by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and Adhoc called upon Asean states—including Cambodia—to “redouble their efforts to investigate these and all other unsolved cases of enforced disappearances, bring those responsible to justice, and provide reparations to victims and their families.”
Hun Sen in New Push to Tackle Land Crisis But NGOs Call for Total Review
Hun Sen in New Push to Tackle Land Crisis But NGOs Call for Total Review
RFA, 2014-08-24
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) said that any solutions to the widespread and complex nature of land disputes in the country would require the involvement of the government at the highest level, and a national plan and policies supported by Hun Sen's cabinet.
Researchers Attempt to Ease Racial Tensions
Researchers Attempt to Ease Racial Tensions
Cambodia Daily, 2014-08-23
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, who has been highly critical of the CNRP’s racist rhetoric, said anything that advanced dialogue about the ethnic Vietnamese population was positive.
PM looks to US to justify use of force
PM looks to US to justify use of force
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-08-22
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday compared Cambodia’s deadly government crackdowns favourably with attempts in the United States to quell days of unrest following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.
Cambodian Rights Group Pushes For Family Visits For CNRP Detainees
Cambodian Rights Group Pushes For Family Visits For CNRP Detainees
RFA, 2014-08-20
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, has called on deputy prime minister Sar Kheng to remind all relevant ministries and local authorities that no “permission” is required under Cambodian law to hold peaceful assemblies.
After four years, Water Festival set to return
After four years, Water Festival set to return
PPP, 2014-08-20
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the festival’s cancellation last year had less to do with flooding than the Cambodia National Rescue Party demonstrations taking place at the time. “The government hasn’t always been good with coming up with good excuses,” he said. Referring to the flooding: “There’s no truth in any of that”, he said.
No Protest Permission Needed: CCHR
No Protest Permission Needed: CCHR
PPP, 2014-08-20
The letter from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) came after security forces blocked a peaceful bike ride organised by environmentalists on Sunday to raise awareness of the planned Stung Cheay Areng hydropower dam in Koh Kong province.
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