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Discrimination a fact of LGBTI life: group

Discrimination a fact of LGBTI life: group

PPP, 2015-05-18
This year, CamASEAN and the Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) are targeting violence through the school system by working with the Ministry of Education to create an anti-discrimination policy for Cambodia’s schools.
Gov't vow not to misuse Sedition Act rings hollow

Gov't vow not to misuse Sedition Act rings hollow

Malaysiakini, 2015-04-23
We, the undersigned organisations, would like to express our concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia and the recent amendments introduced to the Sedition Act.
A tale of two titans

A tale of two titans

PPP, 2015-04-23
he discrepancies between the handling of the cases of Sarath and Bandith, said Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, highlight the “double standards of the justice system in Cambodia”. When the victims have links with the government, she explained, action is more likely to be taken than when ordinary people are the ones who suffer.
What direction is civil society space taking in Cambodia?

What direction is civil society space taking in Cambodia?

PPP, 2015-04-21
As Cambodians return from celebrating the New Year, new threats to democracy and fundamental freedoms seem to be in the air. Despite the repeated promises from the government to engage in significant reforms, including more cooperation with civil society, the latest statements and actions suggest the opposite. The recent adoption of the election laws seems to confirm a well-known pattern: crucial pieces of legislation are passed without meaningful public consultations.
Cambodian Activists Released

Cambodian Activists Released

The Displomat, 2015-04-13
When Bopha’s appeal was heard by the Supreme Court in November 2013, Ou Virak, then president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), noted: “it has been clear from the very beginning of this case that Yorm Bopha has been targeted for her activism in the context of the Boeung Kak community’s struggle for their rights.” And while Bopha’s release by the Supreme Court pending a new trial – which has yet to be scheduled – was celebrated both in Cambodia and abroad, these new arrests have done little to assuage concerns that the Cambodian government will continue to use the justice system to silence these activists.
Cambodian Authorities Free Opposition Party Members, Land Activists

Cambodian Authorities Free Opposition Party Members, Land Activists

RFA, 2015-04-13
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) issued a statement on Monday after their release, saying that the charges against the five were politically motivated and should be dropped.
Cambodia’s Military Police Suspends Six Officers For ‘Torturing’ Villagers

Cambodia’s Military Police Suspends Six Officers For ‘Torturing’ Villagers

RFA, 2015-04-10
In September, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) urged Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to end “the rampant impunity for law enforcement officials in Cambodia” after authorities had failed to launch a probe into the killing of a man who was shot dead when police opened fire on opposition-led protests in Phnom Penh a year earlier.
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