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Cambodia needs to prioritise access to information law

Cambodia needs to prioritise access to information law

Chak Sopheap, 2015-02-18
Over the past few weeks, the government has repeatedly asserted its intention to introduce a state secrets law in Cambodia. In a country that has not yet adopted a solid access to information law and has showed no hesitancy in restricting freedom of expression, such declarations are a cause for serious concern. In fact, the public right of access to information is not only the other side to freedom of expression, it is the backbone of democracy.
 NGOs Come to Defense of Koh Kong Dam Critic

NGOs Come to Defense of Koh Kong Dam Critic

The Cambodia Daily, 2015-02-18
Thirty-one local NGOs and unions on Tuesday condemned the government’s decision to not renew the visa of outspoken environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson and urged the authorities to reverse course.
Threatened Lands, Threatened Lives

Threatened Lands, Threatened Lives

AIPP, 2015-02-17
AIPP also acknowledges the following for their support and contributions: Research and Information Center of the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGO Forum), Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights in Cambodia (OHCHR Cambodia), Development and Partnership in Action (DPA), Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights (LICHADO), and the Cambodia Daily newspaper.
CNRP leader voices support for activist

CNRP leader voices support for activist

PPP, 2015-02-17
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said that the possible deportation would “undoubtedly cause concern among Cambodian NGOs that any foreign staff they employ could face similar punitive measures if they engage in work deemed undesirable”.
Mothers could see pardons

Mothers could see pardons

PPP, 2015-02-17
As multiple judicial observers note, alternative sentencing has rarely been employed since it became an option in 2009. In its trial monitoring project, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights found upwards of 60 per cent of monitored cases involved prison terms.
NGOs slam proposed law on election speech

NGOs slam proposed law on election speech

PPP, 2015-02-05
The groups that signed yesterday’s statement, which include Licadho, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and Adhoc, said they were seriously concerned about the introduction of such measures, which they claimed would violate the constitution and international treaties Cambodia has signed.
NGOs ‘Concerned’ by Proposed Ban on Insults

NGOs ‘Concerned’ by Proposed Ban on Insults

The Cambodia Daily, 2015-02-05
A statement released Wednesday—signed by local rights groups including the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Licadho and Adhoc—says the ban would prove dangerous if introduced. “Whilst the right to freedom of expression is not absolute, restrictions can only be introduced where absolutely necessary to serve a legitimate aim, whereas a ban on giving media interviews appears intended to shield the government and members of political parties from criticism,” the statement says.
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