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CCHR open letter to the Minister of Environment to request clarification on the potential provision of Economic Land Concessions

Letter
Released on 2016-01-27
I write to you from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) regarding the Economic Land Concessions (“ELCs”) allegedly granted to Oknha Try Pheap and Lim Bunna, as reported in The Cambodia Daily on 19 January 2016.1 I am concerned that the provision of these ELCs violates the moratorium on ELCs put in place by Directive 01 (Order on the Strengthening Measure and Effectiveness of Economic Land Concession Management No. 01BB) issued in May 2012.rn
Land Reform

CCHR open letter to the Minister of Environment to request clarification on the potential provision of Economic Land Concessions

Letter
Released on 2016-01-27
I write to you from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) regarding the Economic Land Concessions (“ELCs”) allegedly granted to Oknha Try Pheap and Lim Bunna, as reported in The Cambodia Daily on 19 January 2016.1 I am concerned that the provision of these ELCs violates the moratorium on ELCs put in place by Directive 01 (Order on the Strengthening Measure and Effectiveness of Economic Land Concession Management No. 01BB) issued in May 2012.

Joint open letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry

Letter
Released on 2016-01-24
On the occasion of your upcoming official visit to Phnom Penh on 26 January 2016, we wish to take this opportunity to call upon the US to make any strengthening of bilateral relations with Cambodia contingent on the government’s significant progress in the promotion of democratic reforms and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Vote in favour of human rights defenders resolution in general assembly plenary

Letter
Released on 2015-12-09
We are a group of human rights defenders and civil society organizations located across the world working at national, regional and international levels. We seek your clear support for the resolution entitled ”Human Rights Defenders in the context of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” adopted by the UN General Assembly Third Committee on 25 November 2015. The resolution is due to be considered by the Plenary of the General Assembly on 17 December 2015.

Joint NGO letter to UN Member States Regarding the UN Resolution on HRDs

Letter
Released on 2015-11-24
We write to you as a group of human rights defenders and civil society organizations located across the world working at national, regional and international levels. We write in regard to the draft resolution entitled ”Recognizing the role of human rights defenders and the need for their protection“ currently being advanced in the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, and due to be adopted on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

CCHR Receives Clarification from MoI regarding Application of LANGO to CBOs and Informal Group

Letter
Released on 2015-09-23
CCHR is pleased to share with you a response letter we received yesterday from the Ministry of Interior (MoI), in relation to the proper application of the LANGO to small community based organizations (CBOs) and informal groups
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms

CCHR Open Letter Seeks Clarification Regarding Application of the LANGO to CBOs​ and Informal Groups

Letter
Released on 2015-08-21
I am writing to request that you issue a statement of clarification regarding the application of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmantal Organizations (“LANGO”) to small community-based organizations (“CBOs”) and informal groups.rn
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
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