Stark contrast of opinions on Cambodia’s Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day in Cambodia was marked in contrasting fashions yesterday, as the government said the rights situation in the Kingdom is improving and “far better” compared to some other countries in the region, while some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) expressed concern over repression of human ...

Ben Sokhean

Civil society forced to take Human Rights Day celebrations online

Civil society groups and human rights non-governmental organizations knew in 2019 that it would be the last time International Human Rights Days would be a holiday, after the government did away with five national holidays to increase annual work days. ...

Khuon Narim

PM reminds Cambodians of freedoms on Human Rights Day

Prime Minister Hun Sen took to Facebook on the 71st International Human Rights Day on Tuesday to remind Cambodians that the rights and freedoms they currently enjoyed came from liberation from the genocidal Pol Pot regime on January 7, 1979. He said under the Khmer ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Groups begin Human Rights Day events

About 300 farmers and some civil society organisations yesterday launched a campaign to celebrate Human Rights Day in Svay Rieng province, where they appealed to the government and local authorities to attend to the basic needs of farmers, resolve land issues and promote human rights ...

Pech Sotheary

Rights defenders work in fear

Civil society this year marked International Human Rights Day much differently than last year, out of concern that any public gatherings would be likened to joining a colour revolution to overthrow the government. ...

May Titthara

Human Rights Day marches gathering steam despite gov't obstacles

Authorities in Siem Reap yesterday blocked a march celebrating International Human Rights Day (IHRD), as officials in Phnom Penh reiterated their threat to shut down a planned mass rally in the capital on Thursday.As IHRD, officially on December 10, approaches, associated demonstrations across the Kingdom ...

Pech Sotheary

Cambodian Human Rights Day events canceled amid state crackdown

A leading rights group in Cambodia, LICADHO, said it was forced to cancel its annual International Human Rights Day events in the country’s prisons for the first time in 20 years because of prohibitive conditions imposed by the government. ...

Aljazeera America News Staff

Monks, garment workers lead Cambodia rally on Human Rights Day

Thousands of Cambodians, including Buddhist monks and garment workers, on Wednesday (Dec 10) rallied across the capital calling for respect for human rights and the release of a group of jailed land activists. On Wednesday around 3,000 people massed outside the parliament building in Phnom ...

Channel News Asia News Staff

LICADHO calls for release of 18 activists as country to mark Int' Human Rights Day

Human rights group (LICADHO) has called for the release of 18 activists who have been wrongfully imprisoned following a recent spate of arrests as Cambodia will celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10th. In a statement issued today [Monday], the right group also condemns the ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Marching rights activists blocked at starting point

More than a hundred monks and rights activists marching to Phnom Penh for International Human Rights Day were blocked by soldiers and police at their starting point in Takeo province’s Kirivong district yesterday. ...

Vandy Muong

City Hall Announces New Plan to Raise Living Standards of Poor

City Hall announced a new plan to improve living standards in the city’s poorest areas Tuesday on International Human Rights Day, while representatives for the urban poor continued to call on the municipality to issue longsought after land titles. Addressing a crowd of 600 at Olympic ...

Kuch Naren

City Hall Bans Monks From Marching to National Assembly

Phnom Penh City Hall issued a letter Monday banning a group of monks who have marched cross-country to mark International Human Rights Day from completing the final leg of their journey, in which they had hoped to hand petitions to lawmakers at the National Assembly ...

Matt Blomberg

Armed Security Doubled for Human Rights Day Rallies

The government will deploy double the usual number of armed security personnel on the streets of Phnom Penh on Tuesday to keep control of the large number of rallies planned in the city to celebrate International Human Rights Day, a military police official said Monday. “We ...

Phorn Bopha

Advocacy Group Calls to End Mistreatment of Khmer Krom

A local minority-rights advocacy group has called on the government to end the mistreatment of Khmer Krom people and recognize their rights as citizens of Cambodia as the world marks International Human Rights Day on Tuesday. The Khmer Krom, or “lower Khmer,” refers to ethnic Khmer ...

Lauren Crothers

SUVs Block Pagoda to Keep Out Monks on Peace March

Harassment of monks and their supporters, who are marching to Phnom Penh to participate in International Human Rights Day rallies in the capital, continued Friday when three suburban utility vehicles were used to block the entrance to a pagoda in Kompong Speu province where marchers ...

Khy Sovuthy

Monks on ‘Peace Walk’ Block National Road to Protest Ill-Treatment

Monks marching toward Phnom Penh to mark International Human Rights Day on Tuesday in front of the National Assembly have continued to receive a cold reception from some pagodas along their way and blocked a national road Thursday afternoon in protest. About 100 marchers, including several ...

Aun Pheap

A Hard Road To Phnom Penh For Marching Monks

Monks and their supporters marching to Phnom Penh on a 10-day “Peace Walk,” as part of International Human Rights Day, said Wednesday that pagodas along the way have repeatedly tried to shut them out, and they have scuffled with police on at least one occasion. About ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter

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