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One year in the making
One year in the making
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-07-23
The deadlock is over. Nearly a year after the disputed July 2013 national election, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday agreed to end its 10-month-long parliamentary boycott and “work together” with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in the National Assembly.
NGOs told to up advocacy
NGOs told to up advocacy
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-07-18
Civil society groups will have to amp up their advocacy in order to see Cambodia fulfil its human rights obligations and implement recommendations proposed by UN member states, according to a national consultation in the capital yesterday.
Gov’t arrest strategy has familiar feel to it
Gov’t arrest strategy has familiar feel to it
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-07-18
The round-up and detention of seven opposition lawmakers-elect on insurrection charges in the past three days bears the stamp of longstanding ruling party tactics used to silence dissent. But political observers say this week’s clampdown is so wide in scale that it can only be compared to a similar blitz almost a decade ago.
Paging Sam Rainsy: Amid arrests, leader plans return ‘ASAP'
Paging Sam Rainsy: Amid arrests, leader plans return ‘ASAP'
Phnom Penh Post, 2014-07-17
Tuesday's brawl at Freedom Park and the ensuing charges against opposition members represent a turning point in the political stalemate and a worsening in relations between the two parties ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disputed election on July 28.
Five Cambodian Opposition MPs, Youth Leader Detained Pending Trial
Five Cambodian Opposition MPs, Youth Leader Detained Pending Trial
RFA, 2014-07-16
Five lawmakers from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and a youth leader were charged in court Wednesday with inciting violence and ordered detained pending trial after their followers clashed with security guards to force the reopening of Freedom Park in Phnom Penh.
Six Cambodian opposition politicians charged with insurrection
Six Cambodian opposition politicians charged with insurrection
Channel News Asia, 2014-07-16
A Cambodian court Wednesday charged six opposition politicians with leading an insurrection during a protest that left scores injured, a lawyer said, a charge that could carry up to 30 years in jail.
  Weather Phnom-Penh Nation View Other News UN Special Rapporteur Concerns on Drafted Laws
Weather Phnom-Penh Nation View Other News UN Special Rapporteur Concerns on Drafted Laws
Khmer Times, 2014-07-15
The drafted law requires 11 members in the Supreme Council of Magistracy, including the Minister of justice, who will be a permanent member. "Having a political figure as the Minister of Justice to take this role in the judicial branch might allow the effective separation of power. According to my research, France (with the same legal system as ours) doesn't entitle any executive branch member to take part in the council," said Mr. Duch Piseth, Trial Monitoring Coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).
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