Site Map  |   | 
 Home   About Us   Our Work   Media & Publications   Follow Us   Join Us   Contact Us 
Media & Publications
CCHR in the News
CCHR in the News​ (Audio)
Press Releases, Media Comment & Letters
Press Releases
Media Comments
Letters
CCHR Alerts
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
Freedom of Expression
Human Rights Defenders
Reports & Publications
Newsletters and Series
Newsletters
Series
Factsheets
Case Study
Fundamental Freedom
Institutions
Rule of Law
Briefing Notes & Legal Analysis
Briefing Note
Legal Analysis
Subscribe to receive CCHR updates
CCHR in the News
Court Denies Appeal for Rights Worker in Death Threat Case

Court Denies Appeal for Rights Worker in Death Threat Case

Cambodia Daily, 2015-07-04
Vann Sophath, a land reform project coordinator with the Cam­bodian Center for Human Rights, said men wielding axes and cleav­ers threatened to kill him in May 2014 during his visit to the home of a family that had endured months of threats and intimidation after refusing to make way for a development project.
Calls to halt controversial NGO law mount in Cambodia

Calls to halt controversial NGO law mount in Cambodia

DW, 2015-07-02
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the law had been effectively sped through the system without adequate consultation - a trend that would likely continue up until its passage. "It is regrettable that, despite efforts to seek constructive dialogue and the widespread call to stop and consult, the government has nevertheless pushed for a swift adoption of this law, so clearly indicating that its real intention is to restrict and control independent and critical voices in Cambodia instead of genuinely regulating the sector. It is to be hoped that the National Assembly will engage in meaningful consultations with all relevant stakeholders in a truly democratic process, but unfortunately there are worrying indications that the adoption process will be pushed forward regardless," she told DW.
“Realpolitik” In Action

“Realpolitik” In Action

Khmert Times, 2015-06-23
At Monday’s meeting, the representatives from the 10 NGOs in attendance were largely associated with the opposition or were pro-opposition. This included the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, Cambodian Center for Human Rights, and Transparency International.
CNRP will vote against draft NGO law, Sam Rainsy says

CNRP will vote against draft NGO law, Sam Rainsy says

Khmer Times, 2015-06-22
Representatives from 10 NGOs – including the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, Cambodian Center for Human Rights and Transparency International – attended the meeting. They called on Mr. Rainsy to ensure that legislation on associations and NGOs was postponed until after the next national election in 2018.
NGOs Meet With Opposition Lawmaker Over Controversial Law

NGOs Meet With Opposition Lawmaker Over Controversial Law

VOA, 2015-06-17
Groups like the NGO Forum, Transparency Cambodia and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights say the law should have more public consultation before it is debated at the Assembly.
NGOs Look to CNRP for Help

NGOs Look to CNRP for Help

Khmer Times, 2015-06-17
CCHR’s executive director Chak Sopheap said that she discussed the CNRP’s stance with Mr. Sokha and raised their concerns. She criticized the draft law and said that the law will contribute to the limiting of rights and freedoms that NGOs currently have.
Cambodian Parliament to Review Draft Law on NGOs

Cambodian Parliament to Review Draft Law on NGOs

RFA, 2015-06-17
The draft law would confer “broad and intrusive powers to the government that could severely undermine the capacity of civil society organizations to operate in Cambodia,” the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Creative Commons License