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‘Too early’ to cheer reopening
‘Too early’ to cheer reopening
PPP, 2014-08-13
Ramana Sorn of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said that while the reopening of Freedom Park should be commended, it was “much too early to say” whether this signalled an improvement in the situation of freedom of expression and assembly.
China Gives $3M for City Surveillance System
China Gives $3M for City Surveillance System
The Cambodia Daily, 2014-08-13
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the cameras could help reduce crime but would have to be used in a transparent manner. “As with many other such developments in Cambodia…there are concerns that increased means of surveillance and data collection could be used to intrude upon citizens’ privacy and rights,” she said.
Jailing of US Citizen Arbitrary And Unfair, Legal Experts Say
Jailing of US Citizen Arbitrary And Unfair, Legal Experts Say
Cambodia Dialy, 2014-08-11
Kong​ Pisey, senior lawyer for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said if Mr. Visot does suffer from mental illness, then “he cannot be held responsible for the crime he committed.”
Young Lawyers Face a Future in Corrupt Courts
Young Lawyers Face a Future in Corrupt Courts
Cambodia Daily, 2014-08-09
Asked whether bribery played a part in this process or the courts generally, Pisey Kong, senior lawyer for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said: “It’s very hard to answer this question. They hide what they are doing, so how can we know?” Mr. Kong said that despite the right to a fair trial being enshrined in Cambodian law, he had seen many cases where this was not applied.
Lawmakers to take oath
Lawmakers to take oath
PPP, 2014-08-05
Separately yesterday, a group of prominent watchdogs and independent experts including Comfrel, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and NGO Forum called on both political parties to make specific changes to the internal rules of parliament in order to bolster “the effectiveness and transparency of the parliamentary process”.
Civil Societies Propose to Amend Internal Regulations of National Assembly
Civil Societies Propose to Amend Internal Regulations of National Assembly
Khmer Times, 2014-08-04
Mr. Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights\' board of directors, said, \"We want all parties in the parliament to have equal rights\".
On laws, CNRP in familiar fight
On laws, CNRP in familiar fight
PPP, 2014-07-30
But according to Ou Virak, Cambodian Center for Human Rights, chairman, regulation loopholes rig the system in the ruling party’s favour. “The president [of the National Assembly] has all the discretionary power, and unless that is changed, it will continue to limit the role of the opposition,” he said.
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