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Tycoon sought in brutal attack

Tycoon sought in brutal attack

PPP, 2015-07-10
Yet even if Bun is arrested, according to Bunthoeun Soun, a coordinator of the Judicial Reform Project at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, the culture of impunity surrounding elites in Cambodia means he is highly unlikely to be imprisoned. “When [it is] a rich guy or someone who has power in the country, normally they are not arrested and sent to jail,” he said. “If the government is committed to arresting someone, they can do it, even if they’re out of the country. If they are not committed to arresting them, they won’t do it.”
Koh Kong Land Dispute Nears End with Economic Zone

Koh Kong Land Dispute Nears End with Economic Zone

Khmer Time, 2015-07-09
Vann Sophat, land reform project coordinator for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), said land disputes were rampant in Koh Kong, adding that the province accounted for 10 of the 223 cases listed from 2007 to 2013.
Cambodia: Gov't holds forum on controversial law

Cambodia: Gov't holds forum on controversial law

Video News, 2015-07-08
In a statement issued before the forum, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights warned that “a single ‘informative workshop’ of few hours cannot ensure any considerate reflection and would simply pay lip service to the commitment expressed by some representatives of the government to engage in meaningful consultations.”
NGOs Firm Against Draft Law Before Meeting With Lawmakers

NGOs Firm Against Draft Law Before Meeting With Lawmakers

Cambodia Daily, 2015-07-08
“The government is only doing it to make itself look good,” Chak Sopheap, who heads the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said of the consultation. Ms. Sopheap said she would nonetheless attend. Other groups said they would not, or that they were not even invited and turned away when they tried to register.
Crowds ‘Say No’ to LANGO

Crowds ‘Say No’ to LANGO

PPP, 2015-07-08
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, called for action to halt the proposed law. “This involvement is not just a formality, even though there is a small amount of time left, we can still show the unacceptable position of this draft,” she said.
CNRP shares LANGO tweaks

CNRP shares LANGO tweaks

PPP, 2015-07-07
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, said NGOs were reviewing the CNRP’s proposals and would discuss them at a consultation today.
Gov’t Says Debate is Open, but NGOs Boycott LANGO Workshop

Gov’t Says Debate is Open, but NGOs Boycott LANGO Workshop

Khmert Times, 2015-07-05
While Adhoc and Licado stand firmly by their decision not to attend the consultation, the Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and the NGO Forum on Cambodia are reser-ving decision, and have called a meeting for this purpose to be convened a day before the National Assembly consultation on Tuesday. “We are not sure yet,” said Chak Sopheap, executive director of CCHR. “We will consult with other civil society organizations and wait for a collective stance whether to join the National Assembly workshop.”
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