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Kampong Speu indigenous group concerned over land loss

The Suoy indigenous people of the Kor Dauntey community in Kampong Speu have expressed concerns over the loss of reserve land for future generations after allegedly receiving a $2,500 per hectare offer. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-indigenous-group-concerned-over-land-loss

Seven arrested for commemorating Kem Ley's assassination

A middle-aged man was arrested and sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday while three other supporters of slain political analyst Kem Ley were also arrested as they were attempting to sell t-shirts with Kem Ley’s portrait and commemorating his assassination’s third anniversary. According to ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/seven-arrested-for-commemorating-kem-ley-assassination/4994656.html

PM’s Geneva trip ‘a success’

After Prime Minister Hun Sen returned from his July 3-5 visit to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Switzerland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation described the meetings as “successful”. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pms-geneva-trip-success

Gov’t reviews access to information law draft

A fifth iter-ministerial meeting was held on Wednesday to continue reviewing and discussing the first draft of the Access to Information Law, even as civil society called on the ministries to accelerate its discussions.​ Following the meeting, which was led by the Ministry of Information, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-reviews-access-information-law-draft

PM: Kingdom will not bow to ‘preaching’ on human rights

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said “the forest had not been seen for the trees” when the human rights situation in Cambodia was assessed and that the Kingdom would not bow to preaching on the matter. Hun Sen was presiding over a ceremony on ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-kingdom-will-not-bow-preaching-human-rights

US human trafficking report ‘biased’

A senior government official on Sunday reacted to a US report which said the Kingdom had not fully met the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, saying it seemed to be biased against the Cambodian government. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-human-trafficking-report-%E2%80%98biased%E2%80%99

U.S. sees Cambodia's anti-trafficking efforts floundering

Cambodia is not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the United States said on Thursday, leaving the Asian nation at risk of economic sanctions unless it takes firmer action. Corruption impedes law enforcement, prosecutions and provision of services to victims, the influential Trafficking In Persons ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trafficking-cambodia/u-s-sees-cambodias-anti-trafficking-efforts-floundering-idUSKCN1TL21Q

Drop journalists’ ‘espionage’ charges, urges rights group

Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement on Wednesday urging Cambodian authorities to drop espionage charges which it deemed politically motivated against two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists and free them of court supervision. But Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin dismissed the statement ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drop-journalists-espionage-charges-urges-rights-group

UN concerned over political crackdown

UN human rights experts have expressed concern about what they call an escalating trend of silencing political opinion, saying the government has used criminal law to deny former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) members’ the rights to expression and to hold gatherings. However, senior government ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/un-concerned-over-political-crackdown

EU tells Kingdom to provide ‘credible’ rights improvements

The European Commission has issued a statement calling on the government to show credible improvements on issues of concern in order to avoid the withdrawal of Everything-but-arms trade preferences. An EC and European External Action Service delegation wrapped up a visit to the Kingdom on ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/614245/eu-tells-kingdom-to-provide-credible-rights-improvements/

PM raises fake news at summit

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday addressed the Asia Media Summit in Siem Reap, outlining his priorities to increase cooperation in the region and the world to combat fake news and cybercrime, which he said are becoming a serious threat. In his speech at the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-raises-fake-news-summit

‘Fake news’ on agenda at summit in Siem Reap

The fight against fake news in the digital era will be on the agenda as Cambodia hosts the 16th Asia Media Summit 2019 attended by some 500 participants from more than 40 countries around the world in Siem Reap province. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fake-news-agenda-summit-siem-reap

Cambodia: over 145 opposition members summoned

Cambodian authorities should immediately end the harassment of former opposition party members and their supporters, Human Rights Watch said today. European Union officials arriving in Cambodia on June 3, 2019 to review the Cambodian government’s rights record in connection with the Everything but Arms (EBA) trade privileges should ...

Human Rights Watch
https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/06/02/cambodia-over-145-opposition-members-summoned

140 ex-opposition members summoned by courts: rights group

Cambodian courts and police authorities have summoned a total of 140 ex-members of the opposition party in recent weeks, a local human rights group said, as government efforts to intimidate and suppress the opposition continue more than a year after the party was banned. Dozens of ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/ex-opposition-members-summoned-by-courts-rights-group/4930060.html

Families living around lake evicted

Prek Pnov district authorities have evicted families living illegally around Boeng Tamouk lake, Phnom Penh’s largest reservoir, part of which is to be reclaimed to build a market. Sim Sophang, district administrative chief, said there will be no compensation. “There is no policy to compensate them ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50605742/families-living-around-lake-evicted/

Smith learns of Cambodia’s anti-corruption mechanism

Rhona Smith, the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur for Cambodia, met with a senior Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) official to learn about the agency’s methods and progress, and urged the government to step up its fight against corruption. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smith-learns-cambodias-anti-corruption-mechanism

Gov’t to amend Press Law to be ‘in line with current reality’

The Ministry of Information is preparing with relevant ministries’ and institutions’ amendments to the Press Law to bring it in line with current reality, while UN human rights monitor for Cambodia Rhona Smith has expressed concerns over press freedom in Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-amend-press-law-be-line-current-reality

UN rapporteur to monitor rights in visit to Kingdom

Rhona Smith, the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, is to arrive in Phnom Penh on Monday to monitor the current situation in the Kingdom at the invitation of the government. During an 11-day visit from April 29 to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-rapporteur-monitor-rights-visit-kingdom

Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/thousands-attend-cnrp-organised-pro-democracy-vigil-south-korea

Eight people sent to court over violent protest

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday sent eight people to court for blocking National Road 4 and using violence against authorities in a land dispute in Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune. Four police officers and two commune security guards sustained injuries when the protesters ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eight-people-sent-court-over-violent-protest

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