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Legal framework not fully compliant with international standards: CCHR

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said that a number of provisions in the Kingdom’s legal framework do not fully comply with international human rights standards and fundamental freedoms.​​ The 50-page report entitled “Protecting Fundamental Freedoms: A desk review of domestic legislation and its compliance ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685777/legal-framework-not-fully-compliant-with-international-standards-cchr

Kingdom, Japan hold rights dialogue

CHRC President Keo Remy said after the meeting that he and the Japanese team – led by Masato Otaka, Ambassador in charge of UN Affairs and Deputy Assistant Minister of the Foreign Policy Bureau at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs – discussed human rights issues ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-japan-hold-rights-dialogue

Civil groups call for clear policies on women’s rights

Some 400 youth and women from 12 civil society organisations gathered at a hotel in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday to celebrate women’s rights, weeks after they were prevented by security forces from marching to mark International Women’s Day. At Sunday’s gathering, the group ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/civil-groups-call-clear-policies-womens-rights

Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court

Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-group-disappointed-be-denied-french-visas-attend-court

Preah Vihear villagers summoned to court for ‘detaining’ bulldozer

An investigative judge at the Preah Vihear provincial court warned that he would issue arrest warrants for two NGO staff and about 10 Kuoy indigenous villagers in relation to a land dispute with two companies if they failed to appear in court on Wednesday. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-villagers-summoned-court-detaining-bulldozer

Government readying 80,000 security forces for July election

Some 80,000 security personnel will be deployed for July’s upcoming national election, including a volunteer “citizen” force, raising concerns from election and rights observers about possible voter intimidation. State newswire AKP reported the numbers on Thursday, writing that the forces “will be deployed to ensure ...

Andrew Nachemson and Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-readying-80000-security-forces-july-election

Abuses prevalent for Cambodia's transgender women: study

An overwhelming majority of transgender women on Cambodia’s city streets are subject to “shocking” harassment and abuse, according to a new report from the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR). The report, released yesterday, also shines a light on a disturbing new practice that has allegedly ...

Erin Handley and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/abuses-prevalent-cambodias-transgender-women-study

Kampong Speu protesters reject NGO’s help

In defiance of an order by Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khoun Sreng, more than 100 people protested outside the offices of Equitable Cambodia (EC) yesterday. They held signs denouncing the NGO, as community representatives inside submitted a letter withdrawing their consent for the group to represent ...

Jack Davies and Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-protesters-reject-ngos-help

New LGBT policies necessary: CCHR

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has called on schools to adopt a flexible school uniform policy to help transgender students and for the government to introduce(CCHR) anti-discrimination laws, in partnership with a USAID program worth almost $300,000.   ...

Bun Sengkong and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-lgbt-policies-necessary-cchr

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