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Restoring Enabling Environment for Free and Fair Election in 2017 and 2018 Submit to The US-ASEAN Summit

Press Release
Released on 2016-02-09
We, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”) would like to submit our joint statement to the US ASEAN Summit. We would like to express our deeply held concern about the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) abuse of power in cracking down on opposition party members and activists. Of equal concern, are excessive and arbitrary charges brought by the government without legitimate grounds, and enforced by a weak and partial judiciary, against political party members and activists.

CCHR to launch research report entitled “Access to Collective Land Titles for Indigenous Communities in Cambodia”

Press Release
Released on 2016-02-09
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) is delighted to announce that it will hold a press conference at 8:30am on Thursday 11 February 2016 at its office in Phnom Penh, to mark the launch of its report entitled, “Access to Collective Land Titles for Indigenous Communities in Cambodia” (the “Report”). This launch will feature an introduction to this new Report, as well as insights from indigenous community members on their experiences fighting to protect their land.
Land Reform

CCHR open letter to the Minister of Environment to request clarification on the potential provision of Economic Land Concessions

Letter
Released on 2016-01-27
I write to you from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) regarding the Economic Land Concessions (“ELCs”) allegedly granted to Oknha Try Pheap and Lim Bunna, as reported in The Cambodia Daily on 19 January 2016.1 I am concerned that the provision of these ELCs violates the moratorium on ELCs put in place by Directive 01 (Order on the Strengthening Measure and Effectiveness of Economic Land Concession Management No. 01BB) issued in May 2012.rn
Land Reform

CCHR open letter to the Minister of Environment to request clarification on the potential provision of Economic Land Concessions

Letter
Released on 2016-01-27
I write to you from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) regarding the Economic Land Concessions (“ELCs”) allegedly granted to Oknha Try Pheap and Lim Bunna, as reported in The Cambodia Daily on 19 January 2016.1 I am concerned that the provision of these ELCs violates the moratorium on ELCs put in place by Directive 01 (Order on the Strengthening Measure and Effectiveness of Economic Land Concession Management No. 01BB) issued in May 2012.

Joint open letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry

Letter
Released on 2016-01-24
On the occasion of your upcoming official visit to Phnom Penh on 26 January 2016, we wish to take this opportunity to call upon the US to make any strengthening of bilateral relations with Cambodia contingent on the government’s significant progress in the promotion of democratic reforms and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

CCHR Publishes Report Entitled “LGBT Bullying in Cambodia’s Schools” and Calls Upon the Royal Government of Cambodia and Schools to Tackle Discrimination​

Press Release
Released on 2015-12-17
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) has today published a report entitled “LGBT Bullying in Cambodia’s Schools” (“the Report"). The Report is produced by CCHR’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (“SOGI”) Project and is the outcome of nation-wide research on the bullying faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people during their attendance at school in Cambodia, and its long-term effects. The Report was commissioned after a large gap was identified in what was known about the experiences of LGBT students in schools in Cambodia.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

CCHR to launch research report entitled “LGBT Bullying in Cambodia’s Schools”

Press Release
Released on 2015-12-16
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) is delighted to announce that it will hold a press conference at 9am on Thursday 17 December 2015 at Hall A (5th Floor), South Campus - Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh to mark the launch of its report entitled “LGBT Bullying in Cambodia’s Schools” (“the Report”).
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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