Human Rights Day celebrated

Civil society organizations, unions and citizens celebrated Human Rights Day in Phnom Penh on the weekend, but were not permitted to march through the streets and many opted to hold their celebrations in Freedom Park. On Saturday, Yang Kim Eng, the chairman of the Cambodian Human ...

Pech Sotheary

Sugar company's compensation deals leave families bitter in Kampong Speu

In 2010, more than 1,500 families in Kampong Speu’s Oral district were evicted from the land they had cultivated since the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 to make way for a Phnom Penh Sugar Company mega-plantation.   ...

Jack Davies and Bun Sengkong

City hall bans human rights day march over security fears

The Phnom Penh municipal government has rejected a request from NGOs to mark international Human Rights Day on December 10 with a march from the National Assembly to Freedom Park, claiming the walk would pose a threat to public security. ...

Mech Dara

Mong Reththy: cooperation key to solving land disputes

Mong Reththy, a senator for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and an agro-industrial tycoon, said land disputes between companies and local residents occur because of a lack of understanding on both sides. ...

Chea Takihiro

As UN envoy arrives, rights defenders question sway

As Rhona Smith, the U.N.’s new special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, began her first official visit to the country Wednesday, leading human rights activists were at odds over how much her position could influence the situation on the ground. ...

Anthony Jensen

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