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Open Letter Regarding the Implementation of the Law on Peaceful Demonstration
Released on 2014-08-18
The letter calls on His Excellency Sar Kheng to remind all relevant ministries and local authorities that no “permission” is required under Cambodian law to hold peaceful assemblies.
Open Letter from CCHR to H.E Prak Sokhon, Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Concerning Draft Cybercrime Law
Released on 2014-04-28
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) is writing to express its serious concerns regarding certain provisions of the draft Cybercrime Law, a copy of which CCHR obtained after it was leaked to the public in early April 2014, and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (the “RGC”) refusal to publicly release an official copy.
CCHR Open Letter to H.E. Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior
Released on 2014-04-11
Open Letter calling on His Excellency Sar Kheng Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, to take all measure necessary to ensure that the 21 accused attend their hearing at the Phnom Penh Court of First Instance.
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Public Letter Urging an Immediate Investigation into the Disappearance of​ Khem Sophath
Released on 2014-03-23
March 23, 2014 - We, the undersigned civil society groups, express our deep concern over the disappearance of Khem Sophath, a 16-year-old boy missing since the violent crackdown by Cambodian security forces against striking garment workers on 3 January 2014 near the Canadia Industrial area on Veng Sreng road, Phnom Penh. We call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to take all appropriate measures to immediately, thoroughly and impartially investigate Khem Sophath’s disappearance and inform his family of his fate or whereabouts.
Open Letter to Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra calling for an investigation into and an end to the continual arbitrary executions of Cambodian illegal loggers
Released on 2014-03-17
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) expresses its deep concern regarding the continued arbitrary executions of Cambodian civilians and calls on your government to immediately put an end to these killings and to promptly, independently and publicly investigate the reported human rights violations.
Joint Open Letter from CCHR and CHRAC Regarding the Publication of Draft Legislations on the Judiciary
Released on 2014-03-07
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) would like to welcome the recent commitment made by your administration to adopt fundamental legislations crucial to guarantee the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. In this respect, we respectfully urge you to immediately publicly release the full draft of the laws, to ensure sufficient time is provided for genuine, inclusive and meaningful participation in the drafting process.
CCHR and CLC Letter to H.E. Sar Kheng Regarding Refusal to Visit Mr.Vorn Pao and Seven Others Detainees Arrested on 2 January 2014
Released on 2014-01-29
We, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and the Cambodian Labour Organization would like to express our grave concern over the refusal made by the General Department of Prison of the Ministry of Interior on 24 January 2014 regarding our request to visit Mr. Vorn Pao and seven other detainees arrested during the demonstration on 2 January 2014.
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