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CHRC, UN plan rights workshop

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) is working with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia (OHCHR) to organise a regional workshop on October 28 to accelerate the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution based on the Paris Principles. ...

Voun Dara

Spokesperson rejects UN Special Rapporteur’s Cambodia press freedom report

Meas Sophorn, Under Secretary of State and Spokesperson at the Ministry of Information, has turned down a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the press freedom in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Gov’t refutes Licadho claim of 1,000s of families in land disputes

The government has refuted claims by the Cambodia League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho) that thousands of families have been involved in land disputes for the last two years and some are detained in prison for voicing their grievances. ...

Son Minea

Cambodian UN mission: Kingdom gets 'recognition' for human rights, Covid jab drive

The Cambodian Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva said a total of 22 foreign delegations spoke in favour of the Kingdom’s efforts, progress and achievements in promoting and protecting human rights, while nine others voiced critical comments on civic and political space in ...

Voun Dara

Cambodia and Singapore agree to build Cybersecurity Capacity

Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth met virtually with Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information of the Republic of Singapore Josephine Teo on Thursday to discuss strengthening the cybersecurity capacity of the two nations. ...

Sen David

Cambodia rebuffs human rights infringement reports

The CHRC’s statement apparently came in response to the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Vitit Muntarbhorn, who on October 6 issued a statement claiming that Cambodia was “backsliding” away from democracy. ...

Voun Dara

Info access draft law all set for final review

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said access to knowledge is indispensable in a democratic society and expressed hope that people will soon be able to have more confidence when choosing their leaders once the new draft law on information access is passed.​​ ...

Ry Sochan

CHRC seeks input on draft law to make it more independent

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) is inviting all embassies in Cambodia, local and international NGOs, Parliamentarians, international stakeholders and Supreme Consultative Council members to give input over the draft law on proposal to make it more independent. ...

Son Minea

USAID funds anti-trafficking effort

The US embassy in Cambodia announced the launch of a five-year US Agency for International Development (USAID) programme that seeks to protect vulnerable populations from human trafficking abuses.   ...

Ry Sochan

CHRC addresses human rights concerns about new NHRC

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) on Wednesday addressed the concerns expressed in a joint statement of 60 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), trade unions, associations and communities that was posted on the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho)’s website about ...

Son Minea

Gov’t rebuffs rapporteurs’ concerns on Rong Chhun case

Cambodia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva has dismissed concerns voiced by UN human rights experts on the convictions of prominent activist Rong Chhun and two of his supporters last week. ...

Ry Sochan

Government disputes HRW report

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra has responded to a report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) which claimed that the construction of the Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam had undermined human rights in Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara

Gov’t rebuffs Human Rights Watch’s criticism about impact from Lower Sesan 2 Dam

The government yesterday refuted claims made by Human Rights Watch in a report which said: “The Lower Sesan 2 dam washed away the livelihoods of Indigenous and ethnic minority communities who previously lived communally and mostly self-sufficiently from fishing, forest-gathering, and agriculture.” ...

Chhun Sun Ly

Gov’t rebuts UN rights experts’ claims of targeting ‘defenders’ as baseless

The government has refuted the concern made by five United Nations human rights experts who reported that Cambodian authorities are “targeting, threatening and criminalising” human rights defenders, saying the concern is “baseless”. ...

Ben Sokhean

Indigenous people express concern about land rights

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated yesterday as indigenous people living in Cambodia expressed their concern about their land rights and economic, cultural, political and natural resources’ rights. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Asean Foreign Ministers discuss human rights

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn said that the understanding and respect for human rights must be comprehensive, including no double standards and respect the national sovereignty of each country in accordance with the principle of non-interference in internal affairs. ...

Son Minea

Only 377 NagaWorld Workers Still Holding Out Against Layoffs: Union

In a move a labor group said was unprecedented, NagaWorld is calling on governmental labor inspectors to authorize the dismissal of a group of union leaders as part of the casino’s mass layoffs, overriding the legal protections unionists enjoy unless they have committed serious offenses, ...

Tran Techseng

Cambodia Permanent Mission highlights progress in human rights

Cambodian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva has delivered a total of 17 statements, highlighting the Kingdom’s progress in the field of human rights during the four-week interactions at the Human Rights Council (HRC). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government allays concerns over compulsory vaccinations

The government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has dispelled the concerns made by United Nations human rights experts who urged the government to consider revoking the new Sub-Decree on Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccination. ...

Ben Sokhean

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