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Hun Sen Meets With Nancy Pelosi, US Delegation
Hun Sen Meets With Nancy Pelosi, US Delegation
Cambodia Daily, 2015-03-31
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, who attended the meeting, said the congressional delegation was particularly concerned with reported labor abuses in the country’s garment sector. “They made a note at the end that it is important that the consumer of the product cares about whether the product they import is involved with any human rights violations,” she added.
Cambodia’s Vibrant Civil Society
Cambodia’s Vibrant Civil Society
The Cambodia Herald, 2015-03-29
The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have each made significant contributions to monitoring human rights in Cambodia and providing support to victims of human rights violations. - See more at: http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/opinion/cambodia%E2%80%99s-vibrant-civil-society-1337#sthash.JiIV2iSJ.dpuf
Indigenous rights ‘denied’
Indigenous rights ‘denied’
PPP, 2015-03-27
Cambodian Center for Human Rights land reform project coordinator Vann Sophath lamented the difficulty that indigenous peoples face in registering their land with the government due to a lack of documentation. “The legal process is very long and very complicated,” he said, adding that indigenous peoples often “don’t understand the process well, so it’s very hard for them”.
Cambodian Court Upholds Jail Sentence of Suspect in Reporter’s Murder
Cambodian Court Upholds Jail Sentence of Suspect in Reporter’s Murder
RFA, 2015-03-25
At the time, Suon Chan’s death prompted local rights group The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) to issue a statement calling the incident “yet another affront to freedom of expression, and in particular to freedom of the press.” It said journalists in Cambodia “are regularly targeted for their work and where a culture of impunity for these crimes reigns.”
“Like oxygen for democracy”: What does free expression mean to you?
“Like oxygen for democracy”: What does free expression mean to you?
Oxfam, 2015-03-23
Sorn Ramana, a 29-year-old project coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, says the campaign is important, as it will counter an opaque legislative process. “The drafting process is not transparent, there’s no meaningful consultation,” she says. Civil society groups received a leaked version of the cybercrime law in April 2014, but the government announced it had “scrapped” the drafted law in December. Ramana expressed concerns, however, that the most repressive elements of the law could still be adopted “without us knowing about it” through a sub-decree, the equivalent of an executive order in the US.
Cambodia OKs controversial election laws
Cambodia OKs controversial election laws
Agence France-Presse, 2015-03-19
"The process by which these laws were passed raises serious questions about the intent behind them," Sopheap Chak, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told Agence France-Presse. "These laws undermine fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the constitution," she said, adding that the legislation received little public debate before it was passed and was "likely to restrict public engagement in the political process."
Michelle Obama to push girls' education
Michelle Obama to push girls' education
PPP, 2015-03-18
CCHR's Executive Director, Chak Sopheap, said yesterday that it was “encouraging to hear” that Obama would not be avoiding human rights and political issues during her visit. “It is very important that the US emphasises the centrality of fundamental freedoms and democratic principles in its efforts to strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries,” she said.
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