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38 nations criticize PM, gov’t

In a joint statement released yesterday, 38 nations came together to express their concern about the political situation in Cambodia and demanded the government ensure a safe environment for human rights defenders and civil society groups. The statement, delivered by United States Ambassador to the UN ...

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http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29776/38-nations-criticize-pm--gov---t/

Sick of courts, villagers curse

In a sign that they no longer have faith in the court system, more than 100 villagers in Kampong Chhnang province placed their fates in the hands of a higher power yesterday, and prayed for misfortune to rain down on a company with whom they’ve ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/National/sick-of-courts-villagers-curse.html

Changing a culture of impunity

Despite the recent spate of high-profile arrests and deportations, analysts, attorneys and civil society groups are divided on whether the Kingdom is finally beginning to live down its reputation as a haven for the fugitives and criminals who have long been drawn to the country ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958800/National-news/cambodia-is-not-the-criminal-haven-it-once-was.html

Thai government reconsiders deportation

Thailand is rethinking a controversial plan to deport pregnant migrant workers from countries such as Cambodia and instead support them following widespread outrage, a Thai labour ministry official said yesterday. Last month, Thai Labor Minister Padermchai Sasomsap announced plans to send home migrant workers who were ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557604/National-news/thai-government-reconsiders-deportation.html

Women's rights group troubled by ADHR draft

A “public morality” clause in the draft ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights threatens the most basic rights of women and sexual minorities and should be scrapped, a coalition of women’s groups said in a statement released yesterday. Civil society groups met with foreign ministers at the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757456/National-news/rights-docs-morality-clause-troubles-group.html

Indonesia, Philippines Skip Civil Society Meeting

Some of Southeast Asia’s most acute problems were left unmentioned yesterday when government-sanctioned civil society groups met with Asean leaders at the regional bloc’s summit in Phnom Penh. NGOs from eight of the 10 Asean states attended the meeting, but the Indonesian delegation pulled out, complaining ...

Thais will sit out NGO meet

Civil society groups from Thailand will boycott a meeting between NGOs and regional government representatives at this week’s ASEAN summit because their country’s delegate “does not represent Thai civil society”, a spokeswoman said yesterday. Premrudee Daoroung, a representative of Thai civil society groups, said her country’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040255373/National-news/thais-will-sit-out-ngo-meet.html

Legislation floated: Managing disasters on UN agenda

The Cambodian government floated the possibility of legislation to help clarify the roles of different actors involved in disaster management yesterday, the UN humanitarian chief said. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032055134/National-news/legislation-floated-managing-disasters-on-un-agenda.html

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