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CCHR calls on the National Assembly to postpone the adoption of the three laws related to the judiciary
CCHR calls on the National Assembly to postpone the adoption of the three laws related to the judiciary
thecambodiaherald, 2014-04-22
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) condemns the approval on 18 April 2014 by the Council of Ministers of the Law on the Organization and Functioning of the Courts, the Law on the Organization and Functioning of the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, and the Law on the Statute of Judges and Prosecutors without prior publication and open and broad consultations. - See more at: http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=MmMwM2JiODBjYmF#sthash.OIUVQ4KS.dpuf
Old problems persist in new NGO draft law
Old problems persist in new NGO draft law
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-04-22
The latest version of the government’s draft law on NGOs, which was approved by the Council of Ministers in January, is identical to an earlier version made available to civil society in 2011, with several outstanding concerns still intact, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said yesterday.
Cambodian cyber law could shutter freedom of expression
Cambodian cyber law could shutter freedom of expression
dw, 2014-04-21
Cambodia's secretive draft law on cyber crime is unreasonably restrictive, say its critics, far too widely drawn and, if passed in its current form, could close down one of the country's last spaces for free expression.
CCHR Slams Approval of Judicial Reform Laws
CCHR Slams Approval of Judicial Reform Laws
cambodiadaily, 2014-04-21
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) issued a statement Sunday condemning last week’s approval by the Council of Ministers of three long-awaited laws on judicial reform, citing a lack of proper public consultation on the laws. Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers that approved the three new laws on the functioning of the courts, the country’s judicial oversight body and the role of judges and prosecutors.
Once again, Sochua denied
Once again, Sochua denied
phnompenhpost, 2014-04-21
Following a break over Khmer New Year, opposition lawmaker-elect Mu Sochua continued her campaign to bring freedom to Freedom Park yesterday morning and was once again met with force, this time metres outside of the park.
Judiciary laws ready
Judiciary laws ready
phnompenhpost, 2014-04-21
The Council of Ministers on Friday approved three draft laws on judicial reform, clearing the way for them to move into parliament and prompting calls from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) not to pass the legislation without the participation of the opposition.
Cambodia Must Make Union Draft Law Public: Rights Group
Cambodia Must Make Union Draft Law Public: Rights Group
RFA, 2014-04-17
Cambodia’s government should make public a proposed law aimed at regulating the country’s labor movement, a rights group said Thursday, amid concerns that it includes provisions for the suspension of unions and for severely restricting their right to freedom of association. Requests from civil society to review the Law on Trade Unions, which Prime Minister Hun Sen’s administration has pledged to adopt by the end of the year, have so far been denied, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) said in a briefing note.
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