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On the International Day of Democracy, CCHR Calls on the RGC to Put an End to Impunity
Press Release
Released on 2014-09-15
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy – 15 September 2014 – the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) calls on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to commit to taking concrete action against the widespread impunity that continues to plague the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”).
Joint Statement Regarding the Illegal Detention of Equitable Cambodia Staff
Press Release
Released on 2014-09-11
On Tuesday, 9 Sept. 2014, Cambodian authorities detained two employees of Equitable Cambodia (EC) without just cause. Ms. Meg Fukuzawa, a research consultant who has dual citizenship in the United States and Japan, and Mr. Lida Sok, a Cambodian research officer, had been in Oddar Meanchey province since last Monday to conduct field research on the human rights impacts of forced evictions resulting from the development of industrial sugarcane plantations. The plantations are owned by the Mitr Phol Group, one of Coca-Cola’s top three global suppliers. Ms. Fukuzawa and Mr. Sok were working to collect research data to provide to the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, which is investigating Mitr Phol’s activities in Cambodia.
Business and Human Rights
Rights Groups Call for an End to Enforced Disappearances in ASEAN
Press Release
Released on 2014-08-30
Today, on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we, the undersigned organizations, urge ASEAN member states to end acts of enforced disappearances in Southeast Asia. Cases of enforced disappearances continue to occur in the region. Victims include human rights defenders as well as ordinary citizens. Enforced disappearances also continue to target vulnerable groups, such as children. Three new cases of enforced disappearance that took place over the past year clearly illustrate this worrying pattern.
CCHR Open Letter Regarding Addressing Land Disputes in the Kingdom of Cambodia
Letter
Released on 2014-08-21
I write to you regarding the speech you delivered on 18 August 2014 at the opening of the workshop on the national strategy for food security and nutrition 2014-2018. I welcome your commitment to find solutions to land disputes in the country. Land conflicts have been plaguing Cambodia for many years, affecting an important part of the Cambodian population. One can only agree that concrete solutions that address the root causes of the land conflict situation must be identified and implemented as soon as possible.
Land Reform
Open Letter Regarding the Implementation of the Law on Peaceful Demonstration
Letter
Released on 2014-08-18
The letter calls on His Excellency Sar Kheng to remind all relevant ministries and local authorities that no “permission” is required under Cambodian law to hold peaceful assemblies.
Proposed Amendments on Internal Regulations of the National Assembly (NA) Of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Press Release
Released on 2014-08-04
Cambodian Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and independent experts believe that the July 22 political leader’s agreement between the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) provides a framework for basic principles to ensure the effectiveness and transparency of the parliamentary process in accordance with the principles of a liberal multi-party democracy in Cambodia.
Civil Society Groups Condemn Baseless Charges and Call for an End to Violence and Repression
Press Release
Released on 2014-07-17
July 17, 2014 - We the undersigned civil society groups condemn the unfounded charges against seven Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) MPs-elect and one CNRP grassroots leader. We call for their immediate and unconditional release and for all charges to be dropped.
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