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CCHR press statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day

On 3 May 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released a short video showcasing the opinions of five journalists and media workers on the situation of press freedom and the importance of an independent media in Cambodia to celebrate World Press Freedom Day ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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U.N concern over Cambodia law on the management of the nation during state of emergency

On 9 April, UN experts sent a communication expressing concerns over Cambodia’s draft law on the management of the nation during state of emergency. According to the independent experts, if adopted as is, the law may restrict the right to freedom of expression, right to ...

Special Rapporteur Cambodia

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Decision on the establishment of fake news monitoring committee

On March 11 2020, the Ministry of Information issued a Decision on the establishment of a fake news monitoring committee. The committee’s task is to monitor the spread of fake news and misinformation on social media, to respond to the public in a timely manner, ...

Ministry of Information

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Trade/Human Rights: Commission decides to partially withdraw Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market

On 12 February 2020, The European Commission in Brussels has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the European Union’s Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme due to the serious and systematic violations of the human rights principles enshrined in ...

European Union (EU)

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Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for all baseless charges against journalists to be dropped

On 22 December 2019, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) alongside CamboJA and 35 other organizations has released a joint statement to urge the Royal Government of Cambodia to take concrete action to ensure that the right to freedom of expression is respected and ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Statement on “Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia's Microfinance Sector”

On 07 August 2019, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) released an statement examine human rights abuses in Cambodia’s microfinance sector. According to their joint report, more than 2 million Cambodians currently have a loan with ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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CCHR releases a briefing note on business and human rights entitled "Preventing, Mitigating and Remedying Land-Related Rights Violations in the Kingdom of Cambodia"

On 20 December 2018, The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)  released a briefing note on business and human rights entitled “Preventing, Mitigating and Remedying Land-Related Rights Violations in the Kingdom of Cambodia” on its website in both Khmer and English versions.​ As part of its business and ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Statement of the Royal Government of Cambodia on further steps to strengthen democracy and political space

On 03 December 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has released a statement on further steps to strengthen democracy and political space. The ministry has underlined the position and further steps to be taken to uphold the Royal Government of Cambodia’s aforementioned ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Cambodian civil society groups condemn ongoing attacks on freedom of the media

On May 09 2018, the undersigned of 79 civil society groups, condemn the latest blow to press freedom in Cambodia, with the opaque sale of The Phnom Penh Post, and the new owner’s immediate interference in the paper’s editorial independence, which compelled 13 senior staff and reporters to ...

Cambodian Center for Human Right

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UN experts say constitutional changes in Cambodia impinge on democracy

On 20 February 2018, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva has posted a news release to express the grave concern of their experts regarding the proposed changes to Cambodia’s Constitution which impose far-reaching limits on democracy a head ...

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Press release for launching ceremony of challenges to independent media 2017

With financial and technical supports by the European Union and DanChurchAid Cambodia Office, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) is pleased announce that CCIM is going to release a report of Challenges to Independent Media in Cambodia 2017 on Wednesday morning, February 21, 2018 ...

Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM)

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Local EU statement on the political situation in Cambodia

EU Heads of Missions in Phnom Penh believe that it is in the interests of Cambodia, and in the interests of long-term stability in the country, for there to be elections that command the confidence of the voters, and that allow the people of Cambodia ...

European Union in Cambodia

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Draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations

The National Assembly of Cambodia convenes its 4th plenary session on Monday, 13 July 2015, from 8:00 a.m., to discuss and adopt the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations. ...

Secretariat General of National Assembly

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Clarification on the draft Cybercrime Law

In response to the public concerns over the draft Cybercrime Law, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is pleased to clarify that 1-the legislative process of this law is in the phase of consolidating documents, 2-cybercrimes through information and communications technology (ICT) cover cross-cutting areas ...

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

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Going offline? The threat to Cambodia’s newfound internet freedoms

On World Information Society Day, LICADHO releases its report “Going offline? The threat to Cambodia’s newfound internet freedoms,” describing the vital importance of the internet for freedom of expression in Cambodia and the imminent threat that this last bastion for independent voices now faces. ...

LICADHO

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Cambodia: Report documents government’s ongoing failure to implement ICCPR

The Cambodian government has failed to comply with its fundamental civil and political rights obligations, FIDH and its member organizations, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), said in a joint ...

Joint Organizations

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Eleven human rights defenders jailed

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, said today that the Cambodian Government must end the repression of land rights defenders and immediately release those imprisoned on November 11-12. ...

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

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Civil society groups condemn arrest and detention of the Boeung Kak Lake seven

Civil society groups condemned the arrest, detention, and conviction of the seven Boeung Kak Lake community representatives following protests outside Phnom Penh City Hall on the morning of November 10, 2014. ...

Joint Organizations

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CCHR launches campaign calling on Cambodians to take a stance against impunity

On 2 November 2014, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) launches its annual impunity campaign to mark the United Nations’ first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The campaign aims to generate and relay the public’s call on the Royal Government ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Keeping Land Local: Briefing Papers on Land Struggles, No. 3

Announcing “Keeping Land Local,” the third issue of the Briefing Paper Series on Land Struggles by Focus on the Global South, the Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform, and Land Research Action Network. ...

Focus on the Global South

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