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Payouts sign of court’s woes
Payouts sign of court’s woes
PPP, 2014-11-06
“Sometimes, the money awarded by the court is not even enough to bribe the police to enforce the payment,” said Ou Virak, chairman of the board at CCHR. “Most Cambodian people understand they are not going to get any significant money out of the court system, let alone justice.”
Justice for journalists sought
Justice for journalists sought
PPP, 2014-11-03
CCHR executive director Chak Sopheap said that the group was responding to the UN day within the Cambodian context, pointing to the deaths of journalists and activists as well as those killed during the government’s deadly crackdown on striking garment workers in early January as evidence of impunity.http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-journalists-sought
Dueling Holidays Reflect Stark Political Differences
Dueling Holidays Reflect Stark Political Differences
VOA, 2014-10-27
The CPP wants to keep, as long as possible, the gratitude regarding Jan. 7 for ending the Khmer Rouge,” said Ou Virak, chief of the board for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. “The opposition wants to devalue it, and to value the Oct. 23 holiday for bringing democracy.”
On second thought …
On second thought …
PPP, 2014-10-21
Cambodian Center for Human Rights chairman Ou Virak said that the government appears to be “starting to understand how unpopular the deal is” and would be more receptive to xenophobic concerns than those related to human rights. “I think the Cambodian government is now trying to play down the deal as much as it can and also making sure it will get that money. I think they are probably hoping that not many refugees are going to come anyway,” he said.
Meet the Cloghers: Empowered Women Blogging for Human Rights
Meet the Cloghers: Empowered Women Blogging for Human Rights
Rising Voices, 2014-10-20
Cambodian bloggers, or cloggers, are increasingly using the internet to start powerful conversations about human rights and social change. Amongst them, a group of empowered women, known as Cloghers, are utilising blogs to voice their opinion. CCHR’s Empowering Cloghers Project provides training for Cambodian women who are studying in Phnom Penh, giving them the skills to start their own blogs. Following the initial training, we are excited to introduce to you some of the Cloghers and their blogs.
Land concessions cancelled
Land concessions cancelled
PPP, 2014-10-17
“We see some companies logging and clearing forest and then they do not develop anything,” he said. Vann Sophath, land reform coordinator for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, agreed.
US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia
US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia
Global Voices , 2014-10-06
“We could not be prouder of you, and we stand with you.” These were the words of United States President Barack Obama when he recognized Sopheap Chak, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, at the 10th Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Sopheap is also a member of the Global Voices community since 2009.
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