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Cambodian Opposition Party Leader Decries Sentences as Act of Repression

Cambodian Opposition Party Leader Decries Sentences as Act of Repression

RFA, 2015-07-23
Thirteen NGOs and associations, including the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Equitable Cambodia and Housing Rights Task Force, also condemned the court’s ruling, calling the sentencing of the activists unjust. They said the decision by the Phnom Penh municipal court, where the trail was held, was politically influenced.
Concerns mount as Cambodian Senate to vote on NGO law

Concerns mount as Cambodian Senate to vote on NGO law

Anadolu Angency , 2015-07-23
In an open letter addressed to Senate President Say Chhum -- sent out Thursday by Cambodian Center for Human Rights executive director Chak Sopheap -- the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations is described as being a source of “grave concern” as it stands. It is also accompanied by an analysis of the law’s key concerns, as well as some recommendations.
Gov’t, Civil Society Butt Heads as LANGO Goes to Senate

Gov’t, Civil Society Butt Heads as LANGO Goes to Senate

Khmer Time, 2015-07-23
In an analysis of the fifth draft of the law, which was passed by the National Assembly last week, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said it violates international law: “Denying not only legal capacity to unregistered entities but prohibiting any activity is inconsistent with the right to freedom of association as stated in international human rights law.”
Cambodian Government Set to Approve Strict NGO Regulations

Cambodian Government Set to Approve Strict NGO Regulations

Associations Now, 2015-07-22
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights warned that the legislation will allow the government to shut out dissenting voices and called the rushed adoption of LANGO “deeply deplorable.”
Facebook Battle over NGO Law

Facebook Battle over NGO Law

Khmer Times, 2015-07-21
Chak Sopheap, the executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said her NGO is finding rising support from other organizations and members of the public who are worried about the law. “We are still advocating against approval of the NGO law. We met some Senate members and told them about our concerns,” she said.
Chinese Police Start Placing Surveillance Cameras

Chinese Police Start Placing Surveillance Cameras

Cambodia Daily, 2015-07-16
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the collection of footage from CCTV cameras needs to be done openly to ensure the rights to privacy were respected. “As with many other such developments in Cambodia, such as the planned Cybercrime Law, there are concerns that increased means of surveillance and data collection could be used to intrude upon citizens’ privacy and rights,” Ms. Sopheap said in an email.
Arrest Warrant for Tycoon Filmed Beating Woman Yet to be Issued

Arrest Warrant for Tycoon Filmed Beating Woman Yet to be Issued

Khmer Times, 2015-07-13
Wealthy abusers in Cambodia often try to purchase the victim’s silence, said Bunthoeun Soun, coordinator of the Judicial Reform Project at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. “The wealthy can have impunity in Cambodia,” the rights worker said. “Some people have power, and it’s hard to bring them to jail or to convict them of the crime...when someone attacks another person, there should be punishment. We have to have the rule of law.”
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