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CHRC responds to recent human rights criticisms

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) on Wednesday issued a press release on the situation of human rights, the implementation of democracy and the rule of law in Cambodia.   ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/chrc-responds-recent-human-rights-criticisms

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/

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

Rights committee in UPR review

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) led a delegation to participate in the 32nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, for the third time, it said in a press release issued on Friday. It said Cambodia had already submitted documents last ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-committee-upr-review

Raising the profile of LGBT rights

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee has defended the government’s record on LGBT rights and urged LGBT people to protect themselves from HIV. Keo Remy, director of CHRC, said on Sunday that LGBT people should not lose hope and be depressed by discrimination. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564715/raising-the-profile-of-lgbt-rights/

NGO criticizes rights report

A civil society group yesterday rebuked a recent report by the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), claiming the scathing report on the country’s legislative practices violated Asean principles. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36947/ngo-criticizes-rights-report/

New head of human rights committee

Keo Remy, a Council of Ministers secretary of state and former member of the opposition, will replace Mak Sambath as the head of the Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC), according to a Royal Decree issued last Wednesday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24718/new-head-of-human-rights-committee/

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