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CNRP shares LANGO tweaks
CNRP shares LANGO tweaks
PPP, 2015-07-07
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, said NGOs were reviewing the CNRP’s proposals and would discuss them at a consultation today.
Gov’t Says Debate is Open, but NGOs Boycott LANGO Workshop
Gov’t Says Debate is Open, but NGOs Boycott LANGO Workshop
Khmert Times, 2015-07-05
While Adhoc and Licado stand firmly by their decision not to attend the consultation, the Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and the NGO Forum on Cambodia are reser-ving decision, and have called a meeting for this purpose to be convened a day before the National Assembly consultation on Tuesday. “We are not sure yet,” said Chak Sopheap, executive director of CCHR. “We will consult with other civil society organizations and wait for a collective stance whether to join the National Assembly workshop.”
Court Denies Appeal for Rights Worker in Death Threat Case
Court Denies Appeal for Rights Worker in Death Threat Case
Cambodia Daily, 2015-07-04
Vann Sophath, a land reform project coordinator with the Cam­bodian Center for Human Rights, said men wielding axes and cleav­ers threatened to kill him in May 2014 during his visit to the home of a family that had endured months of threats and intimidation after refusing to make way for a development project.
Calls to halt controversial NGO law mount in Cambodia
Calls to halt controversial NGO law mount in Cambodia
DW, 2015-07-02
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the law had been effectively sped through the system without adequate consultation - a trend that would likely continue up until its passage. "It is regrettable that, despite efforts to seek constructive dialogue and the widespread call to stop and consult, the government has nevertheless pushed for a swift adoption of this law, so clearly indicating that its real intention is to restrict and control independent and critical voices in Cambodia instead of genuinely regulating the sector. It is to be hoped that the National Assembly will engage in meaningful consultations with all relevant stakeholders in a truly democratic process, but unfortunately there are worrying indications that the adoption process will be pushed forward regardless," she told DW.
“Realpolitik” In Action
“Realpolitik” In Action
Khmert Times, 2015-06-23
At Monday’s meeting, the representatives from the 10 NGOs in attendance were largely associated with the opposition or were pro-opposition. This included the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, Cambodian Center for Human Rights, and Transparency International.
CNRP will vote against draft NGO law, Sam Rainsy says
CNRP will vote against draft NGO law, Sam Rainsy says
Khmer Times, 2015-06-22
Representatives from 10 NGOs – including the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, Cambodian Center for Human Rights and Transparency International – attended the meeting. They called on Mr. Rainsy to ensure that legislation on associations and NGOs was postponed until after the next national election in 2018.
NGOs Meet With Opposition Lawmaker Over Controversial Law
NGOs Meet With Opposition Lawmaker Over Controversial Law
VOA, 2015-06-17
Groups like the NGO Forum, Transparency Cambodia and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights say the law should have more public consultation before it is debated at the Assembly.
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