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No Protest Permission Needed: CCHR
No Protest Permission Needed: CCHR
PPP, 2014-08-20
The letter from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) came after security forces blocked a peaceful bike ride organised by environmentalists on Sunday to raise awareness of the planned Stung Cheay Areng hydropower dam in Koh Kong province.
The Buck Stops Elsewhere
The Buck Stops Elsewhere
PPP, 2014-08-19
“In my opinion, I see that the prime minister always blames his subordinates but not himself,” said Vann Sophath, land reform project coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
Telecom law grants ‘police powers’
Telecom law grants ‘police powers’
PPP, 2014-08-15
Sorn Ramana, coordinator of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights’ freedom of expression and Sithi projects, said the proposed laws for people found to be using telecom means to make threats or conspire to commit a crime were overly punitive.
‘Too early’ to cheer reopening
‘Too early’ to cheer reopening
PPP, 2014-08-13
Ramana Sorn of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said that while the reopening of Freedom Park should be commended, it was “much too early to say” whether this signalled an improvement in the situation of freedom of expression and assembly.
China Gives $3M for City Surveillance System
China Gives $3M for City Surveillance System
The Cambodia Daily, 2014-08-13
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the cameras could help reduce crime but would have to be used in a transparent manner. “As with many other such developments in Cambodia…there are concerns that increased means of surveillance and data collection could be used to intrude upon citizens’ privacy and rights,” she said.
Jailing of US Citizen Arbitrary And Unfair, Legal Experts Say
Jailing of US Citizen Arbitrary And Unfair, Legal Experts Say
Cambodia Dialy, 2014-08-11
Kong​ Pisey, senior lawyer for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said if Mr. Visot does suffer from mental illness, then “he cannot be held responsible for the crime he committed.”
Young Lawyers Face a Future in Corrupt Courts
Young Lawyers Face a Future in Corrupt Courts
Cambodia Daily, 2014-08-09
Asked whether bribery played a part in this process or the courts generally, Pisey Kong, senior lawyer for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said: “It’s very hard to answer this question. They hide what they are doing, so how can we know?” Mr. Kong said that despite the right to a fair trial being enshrined in Cambodian law, he had seen many cases where this was not applied.
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