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CCHR to hold a Gathering of Netizens and Panel Discussion entitled: “The Future of Digital Rights in Cambodia”

Press Release
Released on 2015-11-27
On Monday, 30 November, The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) will hold a panel discussion on The Future of Digital Rights in Cambodia. The panelists will debate ideas and perspectives regarding concerns such as online freedom of expression and online privacy and security in Cambodia. The panel discussion will be attended by a selection of Cambodia’s most prominent Internet activists and bloggers – who will debate some of the most burning issues in the world of digital rights today.rn
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms

Joint NGO letter to UN Member States Regarding the UN Resolution on HRDs

Released on 2015-11-24
We write to you as a group of human rights defenders and civil society organizations located across the world working at national, regional and international levels. We write in regard to the draft resolution entitled ”Recognizing the role of human rights defenders and the need for their protection“ currently being advanced in the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, and due to be adopted on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

CSOs condemn opposition crackdown and express concern over threats to democracy

Press Release
Released on 2015-11-16
We, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”) condemn the severe crackdown which is being undertaken by the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) against Cambodia’s political opposition, along with the absolute control of the judiciary being exercised by the RGC in order to harass its opponents.

CSOs call for an End to Impunity in Cambodia on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Press Release
Released on 2015-11-01
To mark the United Nations’ second International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists,rnwe, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”), call upon the Royal Government ofrnCambodia to bring an end to Cambodia’s rampant culture of impunity, and to ensure that thernperpetrators of human rights violations are brought to justice.

CCHR to launch campaign to end impunity entitled “Never Forget”

Press Release
Released on 2015-10-30
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) will mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists by launching the “Never Forget” campaign, a weeklong series of activities highlighting the issue of impunity in Cambodia. The campaign will launch at 4pm on Monday 02 November at FCC’s The Mansion, Sisowath Quay.
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms

Condemnation of Violence against Members of Fifth Mandate National Assembly

Press Release
Released on 2015-10-28
Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs) and social commentators are deeply distressed and condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent violent attacks against CNRP members of National Assembly (NA). The attacks were carried out on 26th October 2015 at 12:30 pm, at south of the National Assembly building. At least three people were seriously attacked or injured, two of which were CNRP MPs, and also their properties were vandalized.

Civil Society Condemns Violence Against Cambodian Opposition MPs

Press Release
Released on 2015-10-27
October 27, 2015 - ADHOC, CCHR, CCIM, CLEC, STT and LICADHO strongly condemn yesterday’s violence outside the National Assembly, and at the gate of an opposition leader that left two opposition CNRP MPs injured and bloodied, and call for an immediate independent and transparent investigation into the orchestrated violence. We further express deep concerns over the lack of police action to control a related gathering in front of Kem Sokha’s house, which was surrounded yesterday afternoon by several hundred individuals, some of who threw rocks at the front gates while others were heard calling for even further violence.
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