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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 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.
Court's ex-chief arrested on corruption charges
Court's ex-chief arrested on corruption charges
PPP, 2015-04-09
In a February statement, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) expressed concern that his “swift removal” had been the result of executive interference.
CCHR calls for transgender rights
CCHR calls for transgender rights
PPP, 2015-04-01
Marking the sixth annual International Transgender Day of Visibility yesterday, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) called on the government to protect transgender people and end discrimination.
Kem Sokha Says Judicial Laws Need Changing
Kem Sokha Says Judicial Laws Need Changing
Cambodia Daily, 2015-03-31
Suon Bunthoeun, the trial-monitoring coordinator for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, which criticized the judicial laws last year, said he was happy the opposition is looking to review the laws. Mr. Bunthoeun said the CNRP should focus on granting the Supreme Council of the Magistracy independence from the executive branch, enabling it to administer the courts without fearing backlash from powerful officials.
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