Disabled persons policy and administration
Disabled persons rights
UNDP lauds Cambodia for inclusion of Marrakesh Treaty in copyright draft law
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) applauds the progress Cambodia has made towards ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, with the Kingdom taking a major step towards becoming a member of the treaty on World Braille Day this year. The Marrakesh Treaty is an international legal instrument which ...
More needed for disabled: NGO
At a workshop to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Law on the Protection and the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation Ngin Saorath decried the lack of progress on equal treatment of disabled people ...
UN program to help disabled
The ninth session of the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place at UN headquarters in New York last week. ...
UN body takes issue with stance on disabled rights
A UN spokesperson has rejected a government reading of a UN convention used to justify banning people with disabilities from performing in the streets. ...
Airline shifts blame for ‘disabled’ fee
The Disability Action Council (DAC) said yesterday it would conduct an investigation of Bassaka Airlines and the Cambodian Airport Management Service Ltd (CAMS) to determine whether a $240 surcharge for a wheelchair-bound passenger qualifies as discrimination under the country’s disability law. ...
Cambodia’s election body to make the disabled a priority in next elections
Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) will make the disabled a top priority in political participation and include related policy in the country’s new election law to ensure them equality in the next nationwide elections, an agency official said. ...
For disabled, few opportunities and little sympathy
For more than 30 years, Svay Simorn, a social worker in Phnom Penh, has cared for her daughter and grandson, both of whom are mentally disabled. Over time, she has experienced discrimination and isolation. ...
More funding for people with disabilities
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is increasing funding to support a rehabilitation and prosthetics project for people with disabilities in Cambodia. ...