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CCHR Slams Approval of Judicial Reform Laws
CCHR Slams Approval of Judicial Reform Laws
cambodiadaily, 2014-04-21
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) issued a statement Sunday condemning last week’s approval by the Council of Ministers of three long-awaited laws on judicial reform, citing a lack of proper public consultation on the laws. Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers that approved the three new laws on the functioning of the courts, the country’s judicial oversight body and the role of judges and prosecutors.
Once again, Sochua denied
Once again, Sochua denied
phnompenhpost, 2014-04-21
Following a break over Khmer New Year, opposition lawmaker-elect Mu Sochua continued her campaign to bring freedom to Freedom Park yesterday morning and was once again met with force, this time metres outside of the park.
Judiciary laws ready
Judiciary laws ready
phnompenhpost, 2014-04-21
The Council of Ministers on Friday approved three draft laws on judicial reform, clearing the way for them to move into parliament and prompting calls from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) not to pass the legislation without the participation of the opposition.
Cambodia Must Make Union Draft Law Public: Rights Group
Cambodia Must Make Union Draft Law Public: Rights Group
RFA, 2014-04-17
Cambodia’s government should make public a proposed law aimed at regulating the country’s labor movement, a rights group said Thursday, amid concerns that it includes provisions for the suspension of unions and for severely restricting their right to freedom of association. Requests from civil society to review the Law on Trade Unions, which Prime Minister Hun Sen’s administration has pledged to adopt by the end of the year, have so far been denied, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) said in a briefing note.
The Observatory: Cambodia: The NGO Ponlok Khmer threatened with closure
The Observatory: Cambodia: The NGO Ponlok Khmer threatened with closure
FIDH, 2014-04-11
The Observatory has been informed by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) that the non-governmental organisation Ponlok Khmer has been threatened with closure. Ponlok Khmer is a small NGO based in Preah Vihear province that supports ethnic minorities in their efforts to protect their land rights
Cyber-Crime Law Could Engender Self-Censorship, Group Warns
Cyber-Crime Law Could Engender Self-Censorship, Group Warns
VOA, 2014-04-11
PHNOM PENH — Cambodia’s draft cyber-crime law, leaked to the public earlier this week, is deeply flawed, a UK-based rights group says. The draft law, which was leaked to the public recently, imposes major fines and jail time for vague offenses and has many online users concerned.
Cyber Security Draft Law Has Tech Community Worried
Cyber Security Draft Law Has Tech Community Worried
VOA, 2014-04-09
Rights workers and members of Cambodia’s online community say they are concerned with the leaked draft of a cyber security bill that could have major implications for free speech on the Internet. Critics say the law as it is currently drafted could threaten basic freedoms online—imposing steep penalties and fines for vague crimes.
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