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CCHR releases a new briefing note on business and human rights: Corporate accountability in land rights violations

On 25 December 2020, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released a new Briefing Note on Business and Human Rights entitled “Corporate Accountability in Land Rights Violations”. This Briefing Note examines the challenges in holding corporations accountable for land-related human rights violations in the Kingdom ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Press release: CamboJA concerned over conviction of radio station owner Sok Oudom

On 22 December 2020, the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) issued a press release which was seriously concerned over the conviction of yet another local journalist today for carrying out the important task of disseminating critical news to the Cambodian people. The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court ...

Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA)

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Cambodia: UN experts alarmed by 'naming and shaming' of COVID victims

On 11 December 2020 – UN human rights experts expressed alarm at the decision by Cambodian authorities to allow the publication of personal information about individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, which is unnecessary under any circumstances, and a deplorable breach of privacy. ...

UN Special Rapporteur Cambodia

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Join Statement "Cambodia: Urgently Protect Prisoners from COVID-19"

On 09 December 2020 – Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) call on the Royal Government of Cambodia to take urgent action to safeguard the right to health of people in detention, prison ...

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

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Joint statement on the ninth session of the United Nations forum on business and human Rights 16-18 November 2020

On 18 November 2020, Equitable Cambodia organization, Inclusive Development International, and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) issued a joint statement renewing their long-standing call for redress for the Cambodian communities who were forcibly displaced by the Thai sugar ...

Equitable Cambodia organization, Inclusive Development International, and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Statement from the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF)

On 16 November 2020, the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) issued a statement completely rejecting the allegations made in a petition by a group of former CNRP activists in one of Australia’s regions and calling for a stop in using farmers as a political stepping stone ...

Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF)

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Ministry of Information issues a press release on the practice of journalism and clarification on the concerns of some CSOs on press freedom in Cambodia

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Information on 03 November 2020, the government denied all allegations made by the media that the government had cracked down on them. In the statement, the Cambodian government explains as follows:According to the spokesman of the Ministry ...

Ministry of Information

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Joint Statement: Media Group call on authorities to step up fight against impunity for crimes against journalists

On 2nd November 2020, CamboJa, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has come together in a joint statement addressing their concern over the lack of justice for crimes against journalists in Cambodia. ...

CamboJa

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Statement by Cambodian Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the 45th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 05 October 2020, Cambodian Ambassador and Permanent Representative Sokkhoeurn AN stated at the 45th session of the human right council, responding on 12 points of the report of the secretary general on role and achievements of the OHCHR in Cambodia such as the relation ...

Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations at Geneva

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Joint statement: Release imprisoned activists and end crackdown against young Cambodians

On 09 September 2020, the undersigned civil society groups issued a joint statement condemning the arrests of seven young activists over the past few days, and calling for all charges against those imprisoned to be dropped immediately. The society groups urged the government to end ...

Civil society groups

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Press statement of the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN office at Geneva in response to Professor Rhona Smith, Special Rapporteur

On 08 September 2020, the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia issued a press statement to the UN Office at Geneva in response to Professor Rhona Smith, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, as to the nature of the kingdom’s ...

Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for the draft Law on Public Order to be immediately discarded

On 13 August 2020, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities issued a joint statement calling on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law contains ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Press release: Thai Appeal Court set to rule on Southeast Asia’s first transboundary class action into human rights abuses on Friday, 31 July, 2020

On 30 July 2020, the Equitable Cambodia Organization issued a press release informing that on Friday 31 July 2020, the Bangkok South Civil Court will deliver a landmark decision on an appeal for class action status in the case of Hoy Mai & Others vs. ...

Equitable Cambodia Organization

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Joint press release: CCHR, ADHOC and Solidarity Center published the fourth annual report of the Cambodia fundamental freedoms monitor

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (“ADHOC”) and the Solidarity Center (“SC”) announced the release of the Fourth Annual Report of the Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor, produced by the Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association and Solidarity Center

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Statement: Suspend development projects destroying the Tompoun/Cheung Ek wetlands

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) jointly issued a report revealing human rights abuses and environmental devastation as private developments threaten to flood ...

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

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Press statement of the permanent mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN Office at Geneva in response to the news release of special rapporteur on promotion and protection of the right to freedom of expression

On 10 July 2020, the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN Office at Geneva made a response to the news release of Special Rapporteur on promotion and protection of the right to freedom of expression. The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom ...

Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN Office at Geneva

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Statement: Joint response to open letter on microfinance reports

On 16 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL) issued a joint response declining request from the Cambodia ...

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

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Open letter to Cambodia League for Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union, Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut

On 15 July 2020, the Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodia Microfinance issued an open letter to Cambodia League for Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union, Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut, ...

Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodia Microfinance

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Cambodia: 4 Years On, No Effective Investigation into Kem Ley’s Unlawful Killing

On 09 July 2020, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has posted a press release on its website about Kem Ley’s killing that has happen 4 years ago. During the 4th years anniversary of his death, CCHR with other 30 undersigned organization have calls for ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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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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