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(29-June-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

NGOs brought about 300 people together in front of the National Assembly on Sunday to protest the pending passage of a law that would force all non-government groups and associations in the country to register and file regular reports with the state.

(29-June-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Following the release of a damning report on the failures of a donor-funded project to turn some of Cambodia’s poorest families into prospering landowners, the World Bank on Friday published its own story singing the scheme’s praises.

(29-June-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

The CNRP is now in possession of the constitutionally mandated map of the Cambodia-Vietnam border and will soon start using it with GPS technology to confirm whether border posts have been correctly placed along the 1,228-km frontier, opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Sunday.

(29-June-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

More than 200 protesters marched to the National Assembly yesterday demanding the withdrawal of the controversial draft law on NGOs and associations

(29-June-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

Military police in Kampong Cham province yesterday released a man they arrested after an alleged physical altercation with another man over a years-long land dispute in nearby Tbong Khmum province.

(28-June-2015 / khmertimeskh)

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – The government will not accept more Montagnard asylum seekers from Vietnam because it lacks the resources to do so and does not want to provoke Hanoi, Council of Ministers’ Phay Siphan told Khmer Times yesterday. His comments contradict statements made by Interior Ministry officials to Radio Free Asia last week and Khmer Times two weeks ago suggesting that the ministry was open to granting refugee status to the more than 100 Montagnards who fled Vietnam and are now living in Phnom Penh.

(28-June-2015 / Khmertimeskh)

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Thursday night I spoke on a panel at Meta House to discuss refugee/immigration issues. If you take a step back – and take a deep breath – it is clear that, in this stage of history, Cambodia is only a peripheral player. One generation has passed since the dramatic era of the Indochina refugees, when more than three million people fled communist takeovers in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. About 2.5 million were settled overseas.

(28-June-2015 / Licadho Cambodia)

At 9 o'clock this morning around 350 land activists from Phnom Penh and the provinces, unionists, local and international NGO staff, garment workers, tuk-tuk drivers, monks, farmers, youth, media, and representatives of LGBT groups gathered in front of Cambodia's National Assembly in Phnom Penh to protest against two draft laws: the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (LANGO) and the Trade Union Law.

(27-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Two farmers at the center of a land dispute that has seen a leading rights campaigner and a pair of judicial officials file lawsuits against each other were on Friday found guilty of illegally clearing land by the Siem Reap Provincial Court and sentenced to two years in prison.

(27-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The U.S. State Department released its 39th annual human rights report on Friday, reviewing abuses against the citizens of 199 countries and painting a forensic picture of the shortcomings of the Cambodian government’s efforts to protect the rights of its population.