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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.
NGOs Call for Review of LANGO by Constitutional Council
NGOs Call for Review of LANGO by Constitutional Council
Khmer Times, 2015-07-27
Other groups have spoken out against the law: “The proposed law, as it stands, is unacceptable and in contravention with our Constitution and international law,” said Chak Sopheap, director of Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR). “It will put at serious risk the enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and the capacity of civil society organizations to operate in Cambodia.”
Cambodian Senate OKs restrictions on non-government groups
Cambodian Senate OKs restrictions on non-government groups
AP, 2015-07-24
Chak Sopheap, executive director of Cambodian Center for Human Rights, called the draft that passed \"unacceptable and in contravention with our constitution and international law.\" She said her group would \"advocate for a review from the Constitutional Council and for the King not to promulgate this law.\"
Cambodian Opposition Party Leader Decries Sentences as Act of Repression
Cambodian Opposition Party Leader Decries Sentences as Act of Repression
RFA, 2015-07-23
Thirteen NGOs and associations, including the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Equitable Cambodia and Housing Rights Task Force, also condemned the court’s ruling, calling the sentencing of the activists unjust. They said the decision by the Phnom Penh municipal court, where the trail was held, was politically influenced.
Concerns mount as Cambodian Senate to vote on NGO law
Concerns mount as Cambodian Senate to vote on NGO law
Anadolu Angency , 2015-07-23
In an open letter addressed to Senate President Say Chhum -- sent out Thursday by Cambodian Center for Human Rights executive director Chak Sopheap -- the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations is described as being a source of “grave concern” as it stands. It is also accompanied by an analysis of the law’s key concerns, as well as some recommendations.
Gov’t, Civil Society Butt Heads as LANGO Goes to Senate
Gov’t, Civil Society Butt Heads as LANGO Goes to Senate
Khmer Time, 2015-07-23
In an analysis of the fifth draft of the law, which was passed by the National Assembly last week, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said it violates international law: “Denying not only legal capacity to unregistered entities but prohibiting any activity is inconsistent with the right to freedom of association as stated in international human rights law.”
Cambodian Government Set to Approve Strict NGO Regulations
Cambodian Government Set to Approve Strict NGO Regulations
Associations Now, 2015-07-22
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights warned that the legislation will allow the government to shut out dissenting voices and called the rushed adoption of LANGO “deeply deplorable.”
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