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Ruling Party Lawmakers Begin Debate on Judicial Reform Laws
Ruling Party Lawmakers Begin Debate on Judicial Reform Laws
VOA, 2014-05-21
CPP lawmakers on Wednesday began debating the first of three judicial reform laws, ignoring an opposition boycott of the National Assembly and calls from outside legal experts for outside review of drafts they say are substandard
Assembly Opens New Session, as Opposition Boycott Continues
Assembly Opens New Session, as Opposition Boycott Continues
VOA, 2014-05-20
Lawmakers from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party passed a series of international protocols, including conflict resolution mechanisms for Asean, despite a boycott of parliament by the opposition.
Equality at heart of Pride Week
Equality at heart of Pride Week
The Phnom Penh Post, 2014-05-16
Recently, at the meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Sochi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took a stand against homophobia and transphobia, declaring: "We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or intersex people. We must oppose the arrests, imprisonments and discriminatory restrictions they face. Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st century."
Investigation Sought Into Death Threats of Cambodian Rights Worker
Investigation Sought Into Death Threats of Cambodian Rights Worker
VOA, 2014-05-14
International observers are calling on the Cambodian government to ensure the safety of a human rights worker who has allegedly received death threats from a company affiliated with family members of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Rights Worker Threatened by Khun Sear Guards
Rights Worker Threatened by Khun Sear Guards
The Cambodia Dialy, 2014-05-14
Guards employed by real estate magnate Khun Sear who have allegedly been terrorizing three families at the center of a land dispute in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district threatened last week to kill a human rights worker, the victim and rights groups said.w
Cambodian Rights Worker Faces Death Threats Over Land Dispute
Cambodian Rights Worker Faces Death Threats Over Land Dispute
RFA, 2014-05-12
A worker with the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has been intimidated and received death threats while trying to document the plight of three families involved in a bitter land dispute with a developer in the country’s capital, according to the center.
‘Gangsters’ target rights worker
‘Gangsters’ target rights worker
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-05-12
A land dispute in the capital’s Tuol Kork district escalated further on Friday when a group of “gangsters” allegedly threatened the life of a human rights worker taking video footage for a documentary on the conflict. “Six men pushed me off the site. One screamed: ‘I will not allow you to be free,’ and another swung an axe near my head. They were carrying axes, hammers and knives, and said they worked for the landowner,” said Vann Sophat, a project coordinator for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).
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