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CCHR Open Letter Regarding Addressing Land Disputes in the Kingdom of Cambodia
Letter
Released on 2014-08-21
I write to you regarding the speech you delivered on 18 August 2014 at the opening of the workshop on the national strategy for food security and nutrition 2014-2018. I welcome your commitment to find solutions to land disputes in the country. Land conflicts have been plaguing Cambodia for many years, affecting an important part of the Cambodian population. One can only agree that concrete solutions that address the root causes of the land conflict situation must be identified and implemented as soon as possible.
Land Reform
Open Letter Regarding the Implementation of the Law on Peaceful Demonstration
Letter
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.
Response of the Senate of Cambodia to a complaint filed by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights ("CCHR") requesting the First Commission on Human Rights, Reception of Complaints and Investigation to review the potential amendments on decriminalizing defamation and public insult
Letter
Released on 2014-07-07
In response to the above reference and subject matter, this is to kindly inform you that the Senate’s First Commission on Human Rights, Reception of Complaints and Investigation ("CHRRCI") has thoroughly reviewed the complaint submitted by CCHR and that the Legal Research Department of the General Secretariat of the Senate ("LRDGS")was assigned to conduct further research and analysis on the criminal charge of "defamation" under Article 305 of the Penal Code of Cambodia ("Penal Code")
Human Rights Defenders
Open Letter from CCHR to H.E Prak Sokhon, Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Concerning Draft Cybercrime Law
Letter
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
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.
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