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Civil Society Groups Condemn the Ongoing Detention of 11 Activists
Press Release
Released on 2015-01-26
We the undersigned civil society groups condemn the indefensible verdicts issued this morning by the Court of Appeal in the cases of ten land activists and one monk. Following an appeal hearing that was characterized by an almost total absence of fair trial rights, the Court of Appeal upheld the wrongful convictions and sentences originally imposed by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, albeit partially reducing some of the sentences and fines.
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
Veng Sreng Anniversary: Still no Justice for the Dead, Missing and Injured
Press Release
Released on 2015-01-01
January 1, 2015 - One year on from the state violence of early January 2014 which led to the deaths of at least four men and the hospitalization of dozens, the disappearance of a teenage boy and the wrongful imprisonment of 23 union leaders, activists and workers, we the undersigned civil society organizations condemn the lack of progress made in investigating these human rights violations and in punishing those responsible.
Threats against Community Activists in the Areng Valley Underscore Rising Tensions over Hydropower Project
Press Release
Released on 2014-12-23
On 19 December 2014, soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (“RCAF”) threatened a group of community activists in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley, stoking fears of further confrontation with the military over the construction of a controversial hydropower dam.
Land Reform
Join Statement : National Workshop on Access to Information "Looking Back, Steps Forward"
Press Release
Released on 2014-12-19
We all, 191 participants, from the legislative and executive bodies, civil society, communities,media, private sector, academic institutions and others, and from many places namely Phnom Penh, Kampong Chnaing, Kampong Thom, Banteay Meanchey, Kratie, Kandal, Svay Rieng, Preah Sihanouk, Takeo, Siem Reap, Mondol Kiri and Prey Veng to the National Workshop on Access to Information "Looking Back, Steps Forward" that took place on 18-19 December 2014 at Sunway Hotel, would like to congratulate the Royal Government of Cambodia for itsrncommitment to develop an Access to Information Law with the Ministry of Information taking the lead.
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
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
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
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