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CCHR delivers petition to Justice Minister calling for an end to impunity
CCHR delivers petition to Justice Minister calling for an end to impunity
The Cambodia Herald, 2014-12-02
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights said that it would deliver Tuesday a giant photo petition to the Ministry of Justice as part of its annual Campaign to End Impunity.
Rights Group Calls for an End to Impunity
Rights Group Calls for an End to Impunity
Khmer Times, 2014-12-02
Suon Bunthoeun, CCHR project coordinator of Human Rights Defenders, said that he wants Cambodian citizens to join the fight to end impunity.
Impunity tops agenda for special rapporteur
Impunity tops agenda for special rapporteur
PPP, 2014-12-02
It also notes that Vann Sophath, a CCHR worker, filed a complaint after receiving death threats monitoring a land dispute in May. “As of August … no court action had been undertaken and he was not granted any protection measures,” the report says.
Khun Sear disputants jailed
Khun Sear disputants jailed
PPP, 2014-11-19
According to Vann Sophat, from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, the company has accused the family of theft, destruction of property, violence and defamation. The court had summonsed the family to appear for their latest round of questioning on November 13 and 14, but they asked for a delay, Sophat added. “These arrests are illegal, because there is no warrant,” he said. “This is a message that they must move out … or face arrest.”
US Ambassador’s Column Popular, Though Not With Everyone
US Ambassador’s Column Popular, Though Not With Everyone
VOA, 2014-11-18
Ou Virak, chairman of the board at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the column likely has more impact on the youth. “Young people pay special attention to the US and Western embassies,” he said, noting that the number of likes on Facebook goes up whenever the ambassador discusses a topic.
Poor renters vulnerable: org
Poor renters vulnerable: org
PPP, 2014-11-14
“In Cambodia, the poor have very little land security,” said Vann Sophath, land reform coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. “When they don’t have a land title, or even when they do, they live in fear of land grabs, because rich companies can do what they want with impunity.”
Asean Draft Statement Foreshadow Upcoming Summits
Asean Draft Statement Foreshadow Upcoming Summits
VOA, 2014-11-11
Ou Virak, an analyst at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said US remains involved in the region, especially in the South China Sea issue, a major maritime thoroughfare, and sees an economic benefit in Asean’s market of 600 million people.
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