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CAMBODIA: The roots of Cambodia’s persistent rights violations: Impunity of the powerful

A Joint Written Submission to the 42nd Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada 1. Introduction Human rights...

AHRC TV: UN urges ‘restraint’ as Hong Kong police get more violent and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 263

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where continuing protests are seeing an increase in police violence. Video footage shows police firing tear gas in enclosed areas, keeping a bleeding protest...

CAMBODIA: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing

A Joint Statement from The Cambodian Center for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission 9 July 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand) — Today, on the third anniversary of the killing of ...

AHRC TV: Clashes in Hong Kong legislature over extradition bill and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 258

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where clashes occurred at the legislature on Tuesday morning over vetting the controversial extradition bill. Opponents and supporters of the bill have been ...

CAMBODIA: Continuous repression of opposition political parties

Cambodian courts have recently issued arrest warrants for top Cambodian politicians living in exile, as they began preparations to return to Cambodia. Among those for whom warrants have been issued ar...

AHRC TV: Message of solidarity for New Zealand shootings and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 252

This week Just Asia begins with a message of solidarity for the victims of the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand. In a cowardly act of terrorism, a lone gunman shot people attending Friday prayers...

AHRC TV: Indian police fire at protesters without warning and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 244

This week Just Asia begins with India’s north eastern state of Tripura, where police opened fire without any warning against protesters on January 8. Two young men were shot in the chest and are i...

AHRC TV: Indian police sentenced to life imprisonment and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 240

This week Just Asia begins with India, where the Delhi High Court sentenced 16 police officers to life imprisonment Wednesday, for killing 42 Muslim men in 1987. Setting aside a lower court’s acquit...

CAMBODIA: The Cambodian Senate Elections: A Manifestation of the Government’s Human Rights Neglect

On February 25, 2018, the King, 11,572 commune councilors and 123 National Assembly members are set to elect the 62 members of the Cambodian senate. With the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescu...

CAMBODIA: CSOs condemn discriminatory denial of medical care to #FreeThe5KH detainees

A Joint Statement forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Phnom Penh, 28 June 2017 – We, the undersigned, condemn the discriminatory and arbitrary denial of medical care to three of the five ...

CAMBODIA: Prime Minister Hun Sen Was A Successful Wartime Leader But Certainly Not One In Peacetime Cambodia

An article, titled “Prime Minister Hun Sen Was A Successful Wartime Leader But Certainly Not One In Peacetime Cambodia” by Mr Ou Ritthy, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Ou Ritt...

CAMBODIA: Civil Society Calls On Senate to Reject LANGO

A Press Release from Cambodian Civil Society Groups forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the Cambodian People’s Party’s unanimous...

CAMBODIA: 40 International Rights Organisations urge withdrawal of LANGO

H. E. Hun Sen Prime Minister Royal Government of Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia 6 July 2015 Re: Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations Dear Prime Minister Hun Sen, We, the undersigned i...

CAMBODIA: Cambodia fails to respond to UN Human Rights Committee

A Press Release from Cambodian Center for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) On 17-18 March 2015, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the 2nd report of Cambodia reg...

CAMBODIA: The Violation of the Union Development Group Co. LTD (Union) against villagers in Botumsakor and Kirisakor Districts, Koh Kong Province

A Statement from Cambodian Civil Society Organisations forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission We, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) underwriting this statement, condemn the repeated and ongoi...

CAMBODIA: Killing of Taing Try a journalist investigating illegal wood transportation in Kratie province

A Statement from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)   Date:                                 15 Octo...

CAMBODIA: New NEC is the key problem for the CNRP and CPP

After almost a year of conflict, the 7-article agreement between the CNRP and the CPP allowed 55 CNRP lawmakers-elect to take their National Assembly seats. Both parties claimed victory. But not every...

CAMBODIA: The wave of young people can change the country’s future

by Phiev Tong Him Since July 28, 2013 general election, politics in Cambodia has become a sensitive topic discussed by Cambodians whether in a group of two, ten, or twenty. This is a new trend. People...

CAMBODIA: UN human rights expert on Cambodia welcomes progress, calls for widening of democratic space and further reforms

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Professor Surya P. Subedi, on Tuesday ended his 11th fact-finding mission to Cambodia, noting progress in some human rights area...

CAMBODIA: statement calling for Thai government to humanely treat Cambodian migrant workers with respect for their rights and dignity

Dear friends,  We wish to share with you the following statement from the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) Asian Human Rights Commission  Hong Kong ————- FOR I...