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ACU set to call ousted judge

ACU set to call ousted judge

PPP, 2015-02-24
On Sunday, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights expressed concern that the Supreme Council of Magistracy’s decisions had been the result of executive interference. A day later, Hun Sen warned NGOs not to overstep their role. “Do not be too proud about yourself as NGOs, so that you step on the head of the executive,” he said.
Youth Driving Change in Cambodian Gender Norms

Youth Driving Change in Cambodian Gender Norms

VOA, 2015-02-19
Sopheap Chak, Cambodia Center for Human Rights director, agrees with the USAID report that Cambodian social structures have placed women at a disadvantage. But she says support from her family was a big motivation for her to become a leader.
Cambodia needs to prioritise access to information law

Cambodia needs to prioritise access to information law

Chak Sopheap, 2015-02-18
Over the past few weeks, the government has repeatedly asserted its intention to introduce a state secrets law in Cambodia. In a country that has not yet adopted a solid access to information law and has showed no hesitancy in restricting freedom of expression, such declarations are a cause for serious concern. In fact, the public right of access to information is not only the other side to freedom of expression, it is the backbone of democracy.
 NGOs Come to Defense of Koh Kong Dam Critic

NGOs Come to Defense of Koh Kong Dam Critic

The Cambodia Daily, 2015-02-18
Thirty-one local NGOs and unions on Tuesday condemned the government’s decision to not renew the visa of outspoken environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson and urged the authorities to reverse course.
Threatened Lands, Threatened Lives

Threatened Lands, Threatened Lives

AIPP, 2015-02-17
AIPP also acknowledges the following for their support and contributions: Research and Information Center of the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGO Forum), Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights in Cambodia (OHCHR Cambodia), Development and Partnership in Action (DPA), Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights (LICHADO), and the Cambodia Daily newspaper.
CNRP leader voices support for activist

CNRP leader voices support for activist

PPP, 2015-02-17
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said that the possible deportation would “undoubtedly cause concern among Cambodian NGOs that any foreign staff they employ could face similar punitive measures if they engage in work deemed undesirable”.
Mothers could see pardons

Mothers could see pardons

PPP, 2015-02-17
As multiple judicial observers note, alternative sentencing has rarely been employed since it became an option in 2009. In its trial monitoring project, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights found upwards of 60 per cent of monitored cases involved prison terms.
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