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CCHR Open Letter to H.E. Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior
Letter
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.
Trial Monitoring
Public Letter Urging an Immediate Investigation into the Disappearance of​ Khem Sophath
Letter
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
Letter
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
Letter
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
Letter
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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Open Letter From CCHR Expressing Grave Concern Over Discriminatory Language Reportedly Used by the CNRP
Letter
Released on 2013-12-12
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) would like to express grave concern over remarks reportedly made by Cambodian National Rescue Party (“CNRP”) leader Sam Rainsy, which are both derogatory and discriminatory, against women and people of Vietnamese origin, during a rally in Siem Reap on 10 December 2013.
Open letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh concerning the continued detention of Adilur Rahman Khan
Letter
Released on 2013-09-11
Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to express our deep concern over the arrest of Adilur Rahman Khan on August 10, 2013 and his continued detention in connection with his work in the defense of human rights. We urge the relevant authorities to release Mr. Khan immediately and drop all charges.
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