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Caution Urged as CPP Youth Step Into Limelight

Caution Urged as CPP Youth Step Into Limelight

VOA Cambodia, 2016-04-08
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, expressed hope that political parties would offer more opportunities to young members to progress. “I think that this should start from each political party,” she said. “What policy or mechanisms do they have in place for youth, women, and indigenous people? For instance, when they talk about a candidate, how do they encourage youth to participate? How do they ease the process for them?”
Justice Still Elusive in Cambodian Grenade Attack

Justice Still Elusive in Cambodian Grenade Attack

RFA, 2016-03-30
Chak Sopheap, Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told RFA that the government has no desire to find out what really happened. “I think that there could be justice if all the relevant institutions perform their roles according to their authorized power,” she told RFA.
New LGBT policies necessary: CCHR

New LGBT policies necessary: CCHR

PPP, 2016-03-25
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has called on schools to adopt a flexible school uniform policy to help transgender students and for the government to introduce LGBT anti-discrimination laws, while USAID announced a program worth almost $300,000 for LGBT people.
Media Campaign Launched to Bring LGBT Issues Out of the Shadows

Media Campaign Launched to Bring LGBT Issues Out of the Shadows

Khmer Times, 2016-03-24
Chak Sopheap, the executive director of CCHR, said she hopes the campaign will help educate people about different sexual identities, starting at the family level. “The research has...shown that much of this discrimination and exclusion comes from family circles and those closest to an LGBT individual,” she said.
U.N. Rights Envoy Arrives in Cambodia for 10-Day Mission

U.N. Rights Envoy Arrives in Cambodia for 10-Day Mission

VOA Cambodia, 2016-03-22
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told VOA Khmer that rights groups had raised concerns over legislation to regulate nongovernmental organizations and elections, which they argue will make it more difficult for civil society to operate in the country.
UN decries Facebook jailing

UN decries Facebook jailing

PPP, 2016-03-21
Cambodian Center for Human Rights legal consultant Pat de Brun will meet with Smith today. “I think it’s welcome that light will be shed on issues involving these two groups,” said de Brun. However, he added, there were other human rights issues in the country, and hoped Smith would use her influence to improve the Kingdom’s overall human rights situation.
After Premier’s Intervention, Jurists to Meet

After Premier’s Intervention, Jurists to Meet

Cambodia Daily, 2016-03-17
The excessive use of pre-trial detention has long been a pressing issue for human rights defenders. Chak Sopheap, director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said Mr. Hun Sen’s request exemplified a pervasive lack of judicial integrity. “This process should not involve the government giving direct orders to the judiciary,” she said. “A genuine review of the widespread and abusive use of pre-trial detention in cases involving environmental and land rights activists is badly needed.”
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