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CCHR to Launch Community Profiles Highlighting Cambodia’s Land Rights Crisis
Press Release
Released on 2014-12-15
On 17 December 2014, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) will launch a series of short films profiling communities affected by the country’s pervasive and volatile land conflict. The films tell stories of harassment, intimidation and attacks, in attempts to force people from their land to make way for real estate, industrial and infrastructure development and the exploitation of Cambodia’s rich natural resources.
Land Reform
Statement of the SEAPA General Assembly 2014
Press Release
Released on 2014-12-10
DECEMBER 10 – We, members of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance, gathering in Kanchanaburi, Thailand for our General Assembly mark International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9) and Human Rights Day with the resolve to reorganize and strengthen the alliance to make it more capable to meet regional press freedom and freedom of expression challenges.
CCHR to Launch “Where is My Justice?” Photo Exhibition
Press Release
Released on 2014-12-08
On 9 December 2014, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) will launch its “Where is My Justice?” exhibition, with photographs by Bernardo Salce. The exhibition will share the experiences and challenges faced by victims of impunity in Cambodia ahead of International Human Rights Day on 10 December.rnrn
Cambodian Freedom of Expression
CCHR to Deliver Photo Petition to Ministry of Justice Calling for an End to Impunity
Press Release
Released on 2014-12-01
On 2 December 2014, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) will deliver a giant photo petition to the Ministry of Justice as part of CCHR’s annual Campaign to End Impunity. Throughout November, CCHR has collected 263 photos of people holding signs that call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (the “RGC”) to end impunity.
Cambodian Freedom of Expression
Arbitrary Arrests in Boeung Kak 1
Press Release
Released on 2014-11-20
Phnom Penh, November 20th 2014 – We, the undersigned organizations, condemn the arbitrary arrests and expedited trial of Mr. Ly Srea Kheng and his daughter Ms. Ly Seav Minh on November 18th 2014. The Kheng family is involved in a land dispute with the Khun Sear Import Export Company (“Khun Sear Company”) - owned by tycoon Khun Sear - after they refused to vacate a plot of land in the Boeung Kak 1 area of Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district, which they have inhabited since 1982. The family has suffered death threats, violent attacks and intimidation as a result.
Land Reform
Civil Society Groups Condemn Arrest and Detention of the Boeung Kak Lake Seven
Press Release
Released on 2014-11-12
We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the arrest, detention, and conviction of the seven Boeung Kak Lake community representatives following protests outside Phnom Penh City Hall on the morning of November 10, 2014.
CCHR Launches Campaign Calling on Cambodians to Take a Stance Against Impunity
Press Release
Released on 2014-11-02
Today, 2 November 2014, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) launches its annual impunity campaign to mark the United Nations’ first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. CCHR takes this opportunity to highlight the rampant and widespread nature of impunity in Cambodia. The campaign aims to generate and relay the public’s call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (the “RGC”) to end to impunity. We are calling on Cambodians to take picture of themselves holding a sign with their pledge to end impunity.
Cambodian Freedom of Expression
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