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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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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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