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Key cop warns of coming revolts

Key cop warns of coming revolts

PPP, 2016-03-17
“Clearly, the government is feeling threatened by the attention being paid to Cambodia’s widespread human rights violations,” said Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, adding that rights organisations like CCHR were politically neutral. “We have no interest in the name of the party in power – we are interested only in achieving universal respect for the human rights of all Cambodians,” she said.
Rights Groups Warn of Tough Telecoms Law

Rights Groups Warn of Tough Telecoms Law

Cambodia Daily, 2016-03-14
Pat de Brun, a legal consultant for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, agreed that the Telecommunications Law, along with the NGO law and on-again-off-again plans for a cybercrime law, must be considered with the coming commune and national elections in mind.
‘Facebook Prime Minister’ Hit By Suggestion He Bought Online Popularity

‘Facebook Prime Minister’ Hit By Suggestion He Bought Online Popularity

VOA Cambodia, 2016-03-10
Chok Sopheap, executive director at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said she was “surprised” by the report, adding that it raised concerns about the transparency of Facebook’s “likes” function, which has been used by Cambodian politicians to compete for popularity. “The report is a wake-up call for social media users concerning the techniques to make gains in terms of popularity,” said Chok Sopheap. “I believe some politicians and institutions have used money to broadcast themselves,” Sopheap added.
Time for Cambodian women to take the lead

Time for Cambodian women to take the lead

PPP, 2016-03-08
Huge strides have been made for women’s progress in Cambodia over the last couple of decades. Women’s presence is strongly felt within the workforce and more women have begun to climb the career ladder and assume higher-level positions than ever before.
Phnom Penh to Bicycle Protesters: Park It

Phnom Penh to Bicycle Protesters: Park It

RFA, 2016-03-07
Executive Director of The Cambodian Center for Human Rights Chak Sopheap said using traffic as an excuse to block the protest limits people’s rights to gather peacefully.
Rights group laments online speech arrests

Rights group laments online speech arrests

PPP, 2016-03-07
CCHR wants to draw attention to both the overall trend as well as the distinctions between certain cases, said Pat de Brun, legal consultant for CCHR. “In some cases we have completely harmless comments, and in other cases, the comments do merit an investigation,” Brun said. “We want the debate to be open about how the judiciary is treating these cases.”
Land rights elusive for indigenous minorities

Land rights elusive for indigenous minorities

PPP, 2016-02-12
Bureaucratic inefficiency and “endemic” corruption are leading factors in land loss among Cambodia’s 190,000 indigenous peoples, who are under siege from land grabs by powerful elites and exploitative corporations, according to a report launched yesterday by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
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