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Human rights

UN rapporteur told to follow code of conduct

The Cambodian Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva on Wednesday urged UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith to strictly observe the code of conduct and her office’s operations manual.​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/un-rapporteur-told-follow-code-conduct

‘Professional’ journalists get Covid reporting award

The Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) bestowed awards on five journalists for their Covid-19 reporting at a ceremony on Monday. Sao Sok Eng, a journalist from thmeythmey.com, took home the top prize. Mao Samnang, from the TV station PNN, came in second. Mom Kunthear, a former ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/professional-journalists-get-covid-reporting-award

Three Mother Nature activists charged with incitement

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged three environmental activists with incitement to disturb social security on September 6, a move civil society groups have said is meant as a threat to others who dare to criticize the government. ...

Khoun Narim
https://cambojanews.com/three-mother-nature-activists-charged-with-incitement/

Three Mother Nature activists detained over social media post

Three environmental activists from the NGO Mother Nature were detained for questioning on September 3 over posts they made on social media saying they planned to march to the prime minister’s house to raise awareness on environmental issues caused by the filling in of Boeng Tamok ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/three-mother-nature-activists-detained-over-social-media-post/

Public order draft law in danger of worsening blame culture, say CCHR

The Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights Chak Sopheap has said that victim-blame culture encourages violence against women and the public order new draft law is in danger of exacerbating this issue. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760102/public-order-draft-law-in-danger-of-worsening-blame-culture-say-cchr/

Special Rapporteur voices concern over freedom of expression

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has said it will consider concerns voiced by United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith over peaceful assembly to promote human rights in the Kingdom. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757290/special-rapporteur-voices-concern-over-freedom-of-expression/

Labour rights groups start campaign over seniority pay

Representatives of unions, federations, associations and civil society organisations working on the promotion of labour rights in Cambodia have joined together in a campaign to demand seniority pay. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755304/labour-rights-groups-start-campaign-over-seniority-pay/

Seven arrested over protest seeking unionist’s release

At least seven people were arrested in Phnom Penh over protests to demand the release of prominent union leader Rong Chhun who was charged over statements about the Cambodia-Vietnam border demarcation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753208/seven-arrested-over-protest-seeking-unionists-release/

Cambodian cross-border drug trafficker gets death sentence

The People’s Court of the southern province of Tay Ninh handed a death penalty to a Cambodian drug trafficker during a trial on July 31. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750757/cambodian-cross-border-drug-trafficker-gets-death-sentence/

Ministry dismisses NGO report on fundamental freedoms

The government yesterday dismissed as being inccurate a joint report by three NGOs claiming that fundamental freedoms in the Kingdom continue to be restricted. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750444/ministry-dismisses-ngo-report-on-fundamental-freedoms/

Cambodia rejects UN rights claim

Cambodia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva on Friday hit back at David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression after he raised concerns over the repression of free speech and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/cambodia-rejects-un-rights-claim

NGO report: Gov’t wrong to evict poor

Prek Pnov district authorities have denied a report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) which claims that it continued to evict poor families from their homes over the past three months while they struggled financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-report-govt-wrong-evict-poor

Road impacts addressed

Addressing the economic and environmental impacts from two major road projects, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday said issues related to the renovations of National Road 2 are 98.5 per cent resolved while for National Road 22, it is 100 per cent ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-impacts-addressed

New independant human rights centre to be launched in Kingdom

Cambodian Human Rights Committee spokesman, Chin Malin, said the government is set to launch a new national independent human rights centre following recommendations from the UN. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736343/new-independant-human-rights-centre-to-be-launched-in-kingdom/

Government rejects NGO report on “war on drugs”

The government criticised a report released by Amnesty International on their website yesterday. The report speaks about human rights violations committed over the government’s “war on drug” campaign. It has resulted in tens of thousands of people being arrested since it started in 2017. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722895/government-rejects-ngo-report-on-war-on-drugs/

Court releases forest activists accused of trespassing

The Kratie provincial court on Monday released four forest activists after protesters outside the court demanded their release. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-releases-forest-activists-accused-trespassing

Organisations denounce arrest of activists for alleged trespassing

The winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize along with three other forestry activists were sent to the Kratie provincial court yesterday after Korean-owned Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd accused them of trespassing on company premises. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702058/organisations-denounce-arrest-of-activists-for-alleged-trespassing/

Sweden pledges $3 million aid for human rights education

The Embassy of Sweden yesterday inked an agreement with Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law to strengthen human rights education in the Kingdom’s academic institutions.   ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50701266/sweden-pledges-3-million-aid-for-human-rights-education

National Police arrests three over COVID-19 social media hoaxes

The National Police yesterday said it will strengthen its campaign to clamp down on individuals spreading fake news about the COVID-19 outbreak on social media.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700785/national-police-arrests-three-over-covid-19-social-media-hoaxes

Ministry justifies wiretapping for national security

The law enforcement officers have the right to tap private communications when it is deemed to be jeopardising national security, officials said.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700265/ministry-justifies-wiretapping-for-national-security

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