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Laws forcing civil society donors to adapt

Laws forcing civil society donors to adapt

PPP, 2015-11-05
“The LANGO provisions may hinder how NGOs can operate, creating different conditions for the donor,” said Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodia Center for Human Rights, which receives funding from USAID as well as EU agencies. “If international organisations need to get an endorsement [from the government] for the advocacy of human rights, how can they be expected to operate freely?”
Cambodia urged to investigate journalists’ deaths

Cambodia urged to investigate journalists’ deaths

aa.com.tr, 2015-11-03
On Monday, the second United Nations-backed International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) kicked off a weeklong “Never Forget” campaign to highlight impunity. The campaign goes beyond the reporters themselves to include “activists, environmentalists, trade unionists, human rights defenders and ordinary citizens throughout the country [who] have had their human rights seriously violated while those responsible remain unpunished."
Kong Korm to Retire From Politics

Kong Korm to Retire From Politics

Khmer Times, 2015-11-02
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said many of Cambodia’s leaders are aging and need to pass the mantle on to a new generation of politicians who can move the country forward. “The parties in Cambodia should limit the mandate of their leaders and give opportunities to young politicians,” she said. “All the parties should clarify their policies. They have to make sure their leaders don’t become addicted to power.”
Cambodia Urged To Investigate Journalists' Deaths

Cambodia Urged To Investigate Journalists' Deaths

Haberler, 2015-11-02
On Monday, the second United Nations-backed International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) kicked off a weeklong "Never Forget" campaign to highlight impunity. The campaign goes beyond the reporters themselves to include "activists, environmentalists, trade unionists, human rights defenders and ordinary citizens throughout the country [who] have had their human rights seriously violated while those responsible remain unpunished."
What’s Happening – Phnom Penh

What’s Happening – Phnom Penh

Khmer Times, 2015-11-01
“Never Forget” is an exhibition and campaign highlighting impunity in Cambodia to mark the United Nations’ second International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is launching the “Never Forget” campaign, a week-long series of activities to raise awareness of impunity in Cambodia. Over the course of the week, CCHR will display a photo exhibition profiling 10 victims of impunity in Cambodia, which will be open to the public.
Companies Pledge to Put Worker Rights Before Profits

Companies Pledge to Put Worker Rights Before Profits

Khmer Times, 2015-10-28
Chak Sopheap, executive director of Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), said the private sector needs to offer more than rhetoric if it is to win the trust of society. She listed human rights abuses by some of Cambodia's main enterprises, including factories and economic land concessions. “We welcome the attempt by big business in Cambodia to try to protect human rights,” she said. “We have seen a great deal of improvement in factories and ELCs. But reports continue to show ongoing abuses in these industries.”
Analysis: Attacks may be ‘tip of the iceberg’

Analysis: Attacks may be ‘tip of the iceberg’

PPP, 2015-10-28
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the dialogue could not be maintained “when both parties resume old politics”. “Both parties should be focusing on messages that are positive and peaceful rather than war . . . [this is] old politics of intimidation and personal attacks.”
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