CHRC report progress with human rights talks with UN

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has announced the “success” of recent human rights dialogue between the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the UN Office at Geneva. It noted that the talks had made a significant contribution to the implementation of a ...

Samban Chandara

Cambodia speaks up on human rights in Geneva

To advance and defend human rights, Cambodia delivered significant findings at a meeting on civil and political rights in Geneva, Switzerland, through the Cambodian Human Rights Committee. ...

Hang Punreay

ASEAN human rights meeting under way in Siem Reap

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR Cambodia) is hosting the second Special Meeting 2022 of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and related meetings to discuss several issues, including environmental challenges and human rights in ASEAN.​ ...

Lay Samean

Cambodia rebuffs human rights infringement reports

The CHRC’s statement apparently came in response to the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Vitit Muntarbhorn, who on October 6 issued a statement claiming that Cambodia was “backsliding” away from democracy. ...

Voun Dara

CHRC addresses human rights concerns about new NHRC

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) on Wednesday addressed the concerns expressed in a joint statement of 60 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), trade unions, associations and communities that was posted on the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho)’s website about ...

Son Minea

CHRC to hold 60 meetings on national rights commission

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) plan to hold 60 consultation meetings on the draft law on the organisation and functioning of the National Human Rights Commission of Cambodia (NHRC) before moving it ...

Voun Dara

CHRC refutes freedom report

Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) vice-president Chin Malin said civic space in Cambodia is not shrinking. Instead, it is widely open, but those who enjoy civic space must respect the constitution and the law. ...

Niem Chheng

CHRC highlights outcome of mission in Russia

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) today issued a statement highlighting the outcome of the three-day visit in Russia where a memorandum of understanding on the cooperation in the field of human rights between the two countries was inked.​ ...

Taing Vida

Human rights committee’s legal hotline receives praise

Civil societies on Tuesday applauded the Cambodian Human Rights Committee’s (CHRC) new legal hotline meant to promote access to justice and empower financially vulnerable people.​​ CHRC spokesman Chin Malin told The Post on Thursday that a 35-strong legal team is to be placed on standby ...

Soth Koemsoeun

CHRC tasked with drafting rights unit law

The government has tasked the Cambodia Human Rights Committee with preparing a draft law on establishing the National Human Rights Unit in the Kingdom, a move in line with the Paris Principles adopted by the United Nations in 1993. A CHRC statement yesterday said that on ...

Khy Sovuthy

CHRC rejects report to UN on ‘human rights crisis’

Cambodina Human Rights Committee (CHRC) spokesman Chin Malin on Wednesday rejected a report by a group of NGOs to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the Kingdom is facing an “ongoing human rights crisis”. Malin said he also expected that the possible adoption of ...

Niem Chheng

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

Government notes 25 UN UPR rights recommendations as political

The government on Tuesday said it had “noted” 25 recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), saying they were part of a political agenda and linked to the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). It accepted the other 173 recommendations ...

Niem Chheng

Government rights head meets envoy

The interim representative of the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia met yesterday with the head of the Cambodian government’s rights body, voicing concerns about the threatened closure of a prominent outspoken local NGO. ...

Ben Sokhean and Leonie Kijewski

UN agency to assist with human rights

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) yesterday asked the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia for help in writing reports and educating law enforcement officials. ...

Ven Rathavong

Thailand asked to stop abuse

The abuse of Cambodians employed in Thailand’s fishing industry was raised yesterday in a letter from the government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) to their Thai counterparts, calling for improved monitoring of the much criticized and troubled industry. ...

May Titthara

LANGO looming in Adhoc rearview

With the screws tightening on Adhoc, pro-government NGOs are calling for the government to use the newly enacted NGO Law to punish the rights group and other organisations caught up in the Kem Sokha mistress scandal using a provision that can be used to shut ...

Shaun Turton and Mech Dara

Cambodia defends Its human rights record

Cambodia presented its human rights report before the United Nations Office in Geneva amid growing allegations that abuses are being systematically committed by state forces. The UN committee acknowledged that Cambodia has introduced some reforms in recent years, in particular land reform and registration of ...

Mong Palatino

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