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Cambodia: The meaning of consultation in… #STOPandConsult!
Cambodia: The meaning of consultation in… #STOPandConsult!
Oxfam America, 2015-06-11
Oxfam’s partner Sopheap Chak, Executive Director of Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), sums it up well: “Freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and the right to participate in public affairs, are human rights ensured in the Cambodian Constitution and in international treaties that Cambodia has signed… any new legislation should strengthen the environment civil society needs to do its work without interference… We hope that the National Assembly will soon engage in consultations with all relevant stakeholders in a truly democratic process.”
Cambodian government passes controversial NGO law
Cambodian government passes controversial NGO law
The Daily Star, 2015-06-05
The law will "seriously undermine the ability of national and international civil society actors to carry out their work without interference," said Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
Cambodia admits first asylum-seekers under Australia deal: Official
Cambodia admits first asylum-seekers under Australia deal: Official
Channel NewsAsia, 2015-06-04
Chak Sopheap, executive director of Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said Cambodia's "poor record regarding the treatment of asylum-seekers is well known". "It is hard to believe that the Cambodian people will benefit from an economic agreement between Cambodia and Australia over refugees," she told AFP.
Cambodia’s newest refugees face an uncertain future
Cambodia’s newest refugees face an uncertain future
Asian Correspondent, 2015-06-04
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, says, “Cambodia faces countless human rights issues, including discrimination against minorities and racism […] What Australia is picturing in that letter is a clear misrepresentation of the reality in Cambodia, for both Cambodians and non-Cambodians.”
Civil society leaders seek open dialogue with Cambodian government
Civil society leaders seek open dialogue with Cambodian government
Devex, 2015-05-29
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told Devex the government has to realize that the legislation process itself is as important as that of the resulting law, and that every relevant stakeholder should have a say in how it will be formed.
Discrimination a fact of LGBTI life: group
Discrimination a fact of LGBTI life: group
PPP, 2015-05-18
This year, CamASEAN and the Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) are targeting violence through the school system by working with the Ministry of Education to create an anti-discrimination policy for Cambodia’s schools.
Gov't vow not to misuse Sedition Act rings hollow
Gov't vow not to misuse Sedition Act rings hollow
Malaysiakini, 2015-04-23
We, the undersigned organisations, would like to express our concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia and the recent amendments introduced to the Sedition Act.
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