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CCHR Calls for an End to Land Clearance in Dispute between Indigenous Villagers and Rubber Company in Mondulkiri
Press Release
Released on 2015-04-01
According to the indigenous Bunong residents of Chork Cha Village in Mondulkiri Province’s Keo Sima District, on 31 March 2015, workers of the Vietnamese owned Binh Phuoc One rubber plantation, accompanied by approximately 90 armed police and gendarmerie officers and a fire truck, bulldozed community farm land and over 170 huts. The land clearance comes amid an ongoing dispute regarding an economic land concession (“ELC”) granted to the company in 2012. The security forces are still in the area, and local villagers say they will resist any further attempts to clear land in the coming days.
Land Reform
On the International Transgender Day of Visibility, CCHR Calls on the Government to Promote and Protect the Human Rights of Transgender People in Cambodia
Press Release
Released on 2015-03-31
Today, 31 March 2015, marks the sixth annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. On this day, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) calls on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to take positive steps to promote and protect the human rights of transgender people in Cambodia.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
CCHR to Launch Short Film to Promote Fair Trial Rights
Press Release
Released on 2015-03-24
On 26 March 2015, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) will launch a new short film to raise awareness of fair trial rights, focusing on the right to legal representation and to be present at trial, the presumption of innocence, the rights of juvenile defendants and the right to be tried by a free and impartial judge.
Trial Monitoring
Cambodia fails to respond to UN Human Rights Committee
Press Release
Released on 2015-03-18
On 17-18 March 2015, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the 2nd report of Cambodia regarding its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).rnrnPrior to the review, a group of national and international civil society organisations submitted their alternative reports to the Committee, while representatives of those organisations have also participated in formal and informal briefings with the Committee to highlight prevalent issues, provide updates and clarifications to its members.
Cambodia to be Reviewed by UN Human Rights Committee: The World Organization Against Torture and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights Call on the UN Body to Denounce Cambodia’s Treatment of Human Rights Defenders
Press Release
Released on 2015-03-16
Geneva 16 March 2015 - The World Organization against Torture (OMCT) and its member organisation the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) presented their joint alternative report to the UN Human Rights Committee. During its 113th session, held from 16th March to 2nd April 2015, the Human Rights Committee will review Cambodia’s second periodic report on 17th and 18th March.
CCHR Calls on the Government to Uphold Civil and Political Rights Ahead of Cambodia’s Second Review by the UN Human Rights Committee
Press Release
Released on 2015-03-11
Ahead of the second review of Cambodia before the UN Human Rights Committee (“HRC”) on 17 and 18 March in Geneva, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) calls on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to take genuine steps to uphold civil and political rights as enshrined in the Constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”), which Cambodia acceded to 1992.
Joint Statement of Civil Society Organizations On the Draft law on the Organization and Function of the National Election Committee and the draft Law on Election of Members of the National Assembly
Press Release
Released on 2015-03-06
March 6, 2015: We, 60 civil society organizations (CSOs) representative from umbrella organizations, electoral reform alliances, trade union, solidarity house, youth network, gender and women network, human right and development organization in Cambodia, express our great concern regarding the drafting process, quality of, and provisions include in the draft law on the Organization and Function of the National Election Committee (NEC) and the propose draft Law on Election of Members of the National Assembly (LEMNA).
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