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UN Rights review ‘Not business as usual’

With rebuke raining down on the ruling CPP for its judicial assault, arrests and intimidation of the political opposition and other critics, Cambodia’s annual assessment by the U.N. Human Rights Council will be held next week in Geneva. ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-rights-review-not-business-usual-117790/

NGOs urge UN action on human rights

Twelve NGOs have issued an open letter to the UN Human Rights Council urging it to adopt a strong resolution on what they term the grave deterioration of the human rights situation in Cambodia. ...

Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-urge-un-action-human-rights

Letter urges Kerry to pressure government on human rights

Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s planned visit to Cambodia this week, local and international NGOs have urged Mr. Kerry not to sign any new bilateral agreements unless Cambodia vows to improve its human rights and democracy efforts. ...

Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/letter-urges-kerry-to-pressure-government-on-human-rights-106254/

Rights group calls for activists’ release

International rights groups issued an “urgent appeal” this week for the release of three environmental activists in Koh Kong province imprisoned in August over their anti-sand dredging activities. ...

Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-group-calls-activists-release

Boeung Kak activists’ release sought

As 10 land-rights activists and a monk prepare to take their appeal against one-year prison terms to the Appeal Court today, rights groups yesterday called for an end to government influence over the judiciary. “It’s time for Cambodia’s courts to act professionally and independently from the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kak-activists-release-sought

Lawyer files complaint at International Court over land grabs

A British lawyer has filed new documents against senior Cambodian officials at the International Criminal Court, accusing them of systematic land grabs that constitute human rights abuses. A communication filed on Oct. 7 claims that over the last 14 years, an estimated 770,000 Cambodians, or ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/lawyer-files-complaint-at-international-court-over-land-grabs/2486158.html

Land grab complaint filed at International Criminal Court

A British lawyer has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate “widespread and systematic” land grabbing in Cambodia over the past 14 years as a crime against humanity. The complaint filed in The Hague yesterday by lawyer Richard Rogers, who is officially representing 10 Cambodian victims, ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/complaint-filed-icc

Cambodia delays human rights hearing for one week

A request by the Cambodian government for a delay in its universal periodic review (UPR) hearing at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, which was supposed to be Thursday, has been accepted, according to a rights group that was to deliver a statement on the ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-human-rights-hearing-for-one-week-61863/

Group Condemns Threats Against Leader of NGO

A coalition of international human rights groups on Wednesday issued a petition to press opposition CNRP leader Sam Rainsy and senior members of the government to publicly condemn and investigate the death threats against local rights group leader Ou Virak, following his criticism of comments ...

Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/group-condemns-threats-against-leader-of-ngo-50405/

Rights Groups Condemn Killing of Protesters

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), along with local rights groups Licadho and Adhoc, denounced the Friday shooting of protesting garment workers by police in a joint statement released in Paris on Monday. “The killing of demonstrators by government authorities is totally unacceptable. The government ...

Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rights-groups-condemn-killing-of-protesters-50315/

Group Says Cambodia Should Reflect After Failed UN Seat Bid

The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) issued a statement on Friday praising the U.N. General Assembly for not voting in favor of Cambodia during its bid for a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. U.N. member states cast their votes on Thursday in ...

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