The 38th meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) held its 38th Meeting chaired by Yong Chanthalangsy, representative of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Chairman of AICHA 2024 on 20-23 February 2024 in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Justice Ministry rolls out campaigns to expedite court hearings, review irregularities

The Justice Ministry has rolled out two campaigns to speed up court hearings and resolve alleged irregularities in the justice system in order to enhance transparency and quality. The campaigns, including the set up of out-of-court settlements, have been lauded by civil society groups. ...

Khuon Narim

NGOs call on the government to restore human rights in Cambodia

Amid a visit by the Special Rapporteur to Cambodia, non-governmental organizations have asked the government to improve human rights conditions in the country, where freedom of expression and political rights continue to be undermined, along with the abuse of political opponents and the shutting down ...

Khuon Narim

NGOs want government, Italy to halt reopening of intercountry adoptions

Reopening intercountry adoptions will put Cambodian children and their families at risk, a group of NGOs said in a statement Wednesday, urging the Cambodian government to stop the process. ...

Sovann Sreypich

Gov’t says debate is open, but NGOs boycott LANGO workshop

The human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Licado and Adhoc both say they will not attend Wednesday’s consultation workshop on the controversial draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO) hosted by the National Assembly. ...

Muny Sithyna and Ros Chanveasna

Database looks at court flaws

Nearly half of defendants lack legal representation, 80 per cent are held in pretrial detention, and a sizeable chunk confess before they get a hearing, according to an online public database released yesterday by the Cambodia Center for Human Rights. The database reveals numerous infringements on ...

Laignee Barron and Chhay Channyda

NGOs Harassed Ahead of Summit

Cambodian authorities have disrupted several events held by nongovernmental organizations and have threatened to arrest anyone holding protests ahead of sensitive regional summits to be held in the capital Phnom Penh, rights groups said Wednesday. The Independent Democracy of Informal Economic Association (IDEA) said authorities in ...

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