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Peaceful Protest Turned Away From Freedom Park
Peaceful Protest Turned Away From Freedom Park
The Cambodia Daily, 2015-01-21
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said in an email Tuesday that not allowing a demonstration at Freedom Park defeated the point of the law. “Restricting a peaceful demonstration on the basis of its duration clearly conflicts also with the purpose of this law, which is to ensure the freedom of expression of citizens through the exercise of freedom of assembly,” Ms. Sopheap said.
Hun Sen: 30 years in power in Cambodia amid corruption, abuse and human rights violations
Hun Sen: 30 years in power in Cambodia amid corruption, abuse and human rights violations
Asia News, 2015-01-14
"The government has not been able to establish the rule of law and has not fought impunity" emphasizes Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights in Phnom Penh.
Rights groups slam Cambodian PM as he marks 30 years in power
Rights groups slam Cambodian PM as he marks 30 years in power
Bangkok Post, 2015-01-14
Yet while Cambodia now enjoys relative stability, the authoritarian premier "has nurtured a system in which political power is based on alliance to the ruling party", said Sopheap Chak, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights in Phnom Penh.
VN wedding bells spark hope
VN wedding bells spark hope
PPP, 2015-01-09
Sidara Nuon, who works on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity project at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said that because Vietnam is a “leading country” in Southeast Asia, “Cambodia will affected by this movement”.
Will 2015 be a year of change for Cambodia’s land rights crisis?
Will 2015 be a year of change for Cambodia’s land rights crisis?
PPP, 2014-12-30
Will 2015 be a year of change for Cambodia’s land rights crisis? Opinion piece by CCHR's Executive Director Chak Sopheap in Phnom Penh Post
As Partnership With China Grows, So Too Concerns
As Partnership With China Grows, So Too Concerns
VOA, 2014-12-23
Ou Virak, chairman of the board for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, says Cambodia must avoid becoming manipulated by China, which is growing in power across the region. “The CPP is moving toward China,” he said, “while the opposition party doesn’t know what policy it has.
Gov’t waffles on asylum duties
Gov’t waffles on asylum duties
PPP, 2014-12-23
“It would be a good thing if the UNHCR were to handle [the Montagnards’] cases,” said Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights. “The subdecree was a premature delegation of responsibilities, as the government lacks the capacity and institutional credibility. Just look at its track record on refugees.”
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