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CCHR welcomes the acquittal of a land activist in Koh Kong Province
Press Release
Released on 2015-07-02
CCHR welcomes the acquittal of Ms. Phav Nhieng, a community representative of the Preaek Chik village, Chi Kha Kraom commune, Srae Ambel district, Koh Kong province, involved in a heated land conflict with the Heng Huy Agriculture Group Co Ltd. Ms. Phav Nhieng was accused of poisoning and killing two cows belonging to the group, and charged with intentionally causing damage under article 410 of Cambodian Criminal Code.
Land Reform
CCHR Condemns the Conviction of Ly Sreakheng, Mak Seavhoung and Ly Seavminh to Suspended 6 Months in Prison
Press Release
Released on 2015-06-26
Yesterday, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court of First Instance found Ly Sreakheng, Mak Seavhuong and their daughter Ly Seavminh guilty of using violence against a possessor in good faith of immovable property under Article 253 of the 2001 Land Law, and sentenced them to suspended 6 months in prison while acquitting Ly Bunheang. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) condemns the convictions as grounded on insufficient evidence.
Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
Open Letter to Samdech Aka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Released on 2015-06-22
We, Women’s Groups from 6 Civil Society Organizations, working to promote gender equality in Cambodia, on behalf citizens and Cambodian women, would like to extend our appreciation to the Royal Government for the efforts to overcome all challenges to promote roles and the status of women in all sectors in Cambodia, especially through the introduction of a number of policies on gender mainstreaming including the Rectangular Strategy of the Royal Government, in which Angle No. 4 of the Rectangle 4 is on gender equality and the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals, which determine the number of women in leadership positions. In addition, Neary Ratanak 4, National Strategic Development Plan(2014-2018) and the National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women (2014-2018) also highlight the importance of women in society.
CCHR Urge the National Assembly to Stop and Consult or Reject the LANGO
Press Release
Released on 2015-06-17
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) urge the National Assembly to stop the rushed adoption process of the 5th draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (“LANGO”) and to immediately engage in an open dialogue with civil society organizations. In the absence of meaningful and genuine consultations, the draft law should be rejected.
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.
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