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Joint Statement of Civil Society Organizations on the Draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organization (LANGO)
Press Release
Released on 2015-05-17
April 07, 2015: We, civil society organizations (CSOs), representatives from umbrella organizations, solidarity house, youth networks, gender and women’s networks, human rights and development organizations in Cambodia, discussed the call of the Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia recently that the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO) will be sent to the Council of Ministers in May 2015, and will be allegedly submitted to the National Assembly for promulgation.
I Am What I Am: Celebrating Diversity in Cambodia
Press Release
Released on 2015-05-16
Now is the time of year when people throughout Cambodia have the opportunity to come together and celebrate Gay Pride Week with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) friends, family and co-workers. This event has been growing every year since its inauguration in 2009, and this year looks like it will be bigger and better than ever!
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
CCHR Reiterates Its Call for an Open Consultation on NGO law
Media Comment
Released on 2015-05-08
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) strongly regrets the decision – reported by The Cambodia Daily on 8 May 2015 (‘Secret Draft of NGO Law Arrives at Council of Ministers’, p.3) – to send the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (“LANGO”) to the Council of Ministers, signaling that no further consultation would likely take place between civil society and the executive.
Strengthen Press Freedom to Promote Independent Media
Press Release
Released on 2015-04-30
In recent years, journalists and media workers in many parts of the world have been attacked, detained and even murdered, and publications have been censored or shut down. Such restrictions on freedom of the press stifle independent media and freedom of expression, which are fundamental to the development of democratic societies.
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
CCHR Welcomes Release of Activists and Calls for Judicial Reform
Press Release
Released on 2015-04-13
CCHR welcomes the recent release from prison of a number of land rights defenders and opposition party activists, and calls for an end to the use of judicial harassment to silence critical voices.
CCHR Calls for an End to Land Clearance in Dispute between Indigenous Villagers and Rubber Company in Mondulkiri
Press Release
Released on 2015-04-01
According to the indigenous Bunong residents of Chork Cha Village in Mondulkiri Province’s Keo Sima District, on 31 March 2015, workers of the Vietnamese owned Binh Phuoc One rubber plantation, accompanied by approximately 90 armed police and gendarmerie officers and a fire truck, bulldozed community farm land and over 170 huts. The land clearance comes amid an ongoing dispute regarding an economic land concession (“ELC”) granted to the company in 2012. The security forces are still in the area, and local villagers say they will resist any further attempts to clear land in the coming days.
Land Reform
On the International Transgender Day of Visibility, CCHR Calls on the Government to Promote and Protect the Human Rights of Transgender People in Cambodia
Press Release
Released on 2015-03-31
Today, 31 March 2015, marks the sixth annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. On this day, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) calls on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to take positive steps to promote and protect the human rights of transgender people in Cambodia.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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