Gov’t rejects 4 human rights recommendations

Cambodia on Thursday rejected four recommendations for improving its human rights situation that it initially accepted earlier this year during its second universal periodic review at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. It also “noted” 38 recommendations—meaning it has not committed to implementing them—some relating ...

Lauren Crothers

NGOs to lobby EU for 'urgent action' against Cambodia

The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) says it has prepared a “briefing paper” ahead of a European Union meeting with Cambodia in Brussels next week. In a statement late Thursday, the Paris-based group said the paper “documents the deteriorating situation in Cambodia and make(s) recommendations ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodian Activist Monk Receives Swiss Human Rights Award

The country’s foremost campaigning monk, Loun Sovath, received the Martin Ennals Award in Geneva on Tuesday for his efforts to document the plight of people fighting against eviction in Cambodia. The award, which honors one human rights defender each year, is valued at $21,300, a purse ...

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