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NGOs Want New Assembly Rules Rescinded
NGOs Want New Assembly Rules Rescinded
The Cambodia Daily, 2014-10-02
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the circular also violated the spirit of a deal the CPP and CNRP struck in July—to end the opposition’s months-long boycott of parliament in protest over last year’s disputed national election—that included a joint renegotiation of the Assembly’s internal rules.
An affront to human rights
An affront to human rights
PPP, 2014-10-01
An Op-Ed on Australia-Cambodia refugee deal by Ms. Chak Sopheap, Executive Director of Cambodian Center for Human rights! "As recently as January, Australia denounced Cambodia for its poor human rights record at a United Nations human rights hearing. Now, just eight months later, Australia has turned a blind eye to this record by signing a refugee deal with Cambodia that raises serious human rights concerns."
Hackers cut deal to work for gov’t
Hackers cut deal to work for gov’t
PPP, 2014-10-01
Duch Piseth, head of trial monitoring at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, described the court’s decision as strange and unprecedented.
Wanted: big trucks for a big crowd
Wanted: big trucks for a big crowd
PPP, 2014-09-30
But Ramana Sorn, freedom of expression project coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the purchase of water cannon trucks represented a “concerning trend”.
AUSTRALIA'S CAMBODIAN REFUGEES REALLY, REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET SENT BACK
AUSTRALIA'S CAMBODIAN REFUGEES REALLY, REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET SENT BACK
VICE, 2014-09-30
But Ou Virak, Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said, “There’s really no way of knowing if the money will be properly used, and if it’s not, then there’s not really anything Australia can do about it. It’s just being used to buy off Cambodia.
Painful tools exported here
Painful tools exported here
PPP, 2014-09-29
“Torture throughout Cambodian history has been a continuous norm. It is the main method that police use to extract confessions,” said Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
Cambodia Defends Refugee Deal with Australia
Cambodia Defends Refugee Deal with Australia
VOA, 2014-09-29
Ou Virak, board president for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, says Cambodia has not thought through the program well enough. A year of language training and a little vocational training “is not enough,” he said.
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