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CCHR calls for transgender rights
CCHR calls for transgender rights
PPP, 2015-04-01
Marking the sixth annual International Transgender Day of Visibility yesterday, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) called on the government to protect transgender people and end discrimination.
Kem Sokha Says Judicial Laws Need Changing
Kem Sokha Says Judicial Laws Need Changing
Cambodia Daily, 2015-03-31
Suon Bunthoeun, the trial-monitoring coordinator for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, which criticized the judicial laws last year, said he was happy the opposition is looking to review the laws. Mr. Bunthoeun said the CNRP should focus on granting the Supreme Council of the Magistracy independence from the executive branch, enabling it to administer the courts without fearing backlash from powerful officials.
Hun Sen Meets With Nancy Pelosi, US Delegation
Hun Sen Meets With Nancy Pelosi, US Delegation
Cambodia Daily, 2015-03-31
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, who attended the meeting, said the congressional delegation was particularly concerned with reported labor abuses in the country’s garment sector. “They made a note at the end that it is important that the consumer of the product cares about whether the product they import is involved with any human rights violations,” she added.
Indigenous rights ‘denied’
Indigenous rights ‘denied’
PPP, 2015-03-27
Cambodian Center for Human Rights land reform project coordinator Vann Sophath lamented the difficulty that indigenous peoples face in registering their land with the government due to a lack of documentation. “The legal process is very long and very complicated,” he said, adding that indigenous peoples often “don’t understand the process well, so it’s very hard for them”.
Cambodia OKs controversial election laws
Cambodia OKs controversial election laws
Agence France-Presse, 2015-03-19
"The process by which these laws were passed raises serious questions about the intent behind them," Sopheap Chak, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told Agence France-Presse. "These laws undermine fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the constitution," she said, adding that the legislation received little public debate before it was passed and was "likely to restrict public engagement in the political process."
Michelle Obama to push girls' education
Michelle Obama to push girls' education
PPP, 2015-03-18
CCHR's Executive Director, Chak Sopheap, said yesterday that it was “encouraging to hear” that Obama would not be avoiding human rights and political issues during her visit. “It is very important that the US emphasises the centrality of fundamental freedoms and democratic principles in its efforts to strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries,” she said.
NGOs Slam Cambodian Political Parties Over Workshop on Electoral Reform Draft Law
NGOs Slam Cambodian Political Parties Over Workshop on Electoral Reform Draft Law
RFA, 2015-03-09
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), also boycotted the meeting and echoed concerns that the political parties did not give NGOs enough time to study the draft law.
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