( 04-June-2013 / COMFREL )
The empowerment of women in politics and elections in Cambodia is a prerequisite for the reinforcement, promotion, and protection of women involved in the election process; be they voters or candidates contesting the elections. This is especially true for those women involved in the political decision making process, where only through the protection of their rights will they be able to fulfill their role.
On 27 December 2012, Yorm Bopha (the “Defendant”), land rights activist from the Boeng Kak area of Phnom Penh, was found guilty of “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” under Article 218 of the Cambodian Criminal Code 2009 (the “Penal Code”) and was sentenced to three years in prison.
The primary aim of this research is to broadly identify and map shifts in trafficking and exploitation that have taken place over the last ten years in Cambodia, as well as how programs addressing these issues have adapted and modified, particularly within the member organisations of Chab Dai Coalition. More specifically, this research aims to identify and understand the key influencing factors that have directly or indirectly impacted these program shifts.
( 30-May-2013 / LICADHO )
May 30, 2013 - In 2010 and 2012, LICADHO reported on Cambodia’s widespread problem of in absentia appeals hearings. Due to Cambodia’s minimal inmate transportation system, hundreds – if not thousands – of prisoners were being systematically refused the right to attend their criminal appeals. Cambodian law requires the presence of the accused at appeal hearings.
The Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) is committed to a professional, independent, multi-platform approach to improving democracy and good governance in Cambodia. In 2012, this has been achieved through dissemination of information and the encouragement of a participative culture as well as through cooperation with many organisations with similar goals.
( 30-May-2013 / US Department of State )
Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f (the “Act”), which requires the Department of State to provide to Congress a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the criteria of the Act.
The May Court Report features the Trial Chamber’s written decision on the re-severance of Case 002. It also discusses Khieu Samphan’s denied bail application, civil parties’ views on the court and reports on outreach activities undertaken by both the ECCC and its NGO partners. The May report contains a summary of the trial proceedings in April, including Judge Mark B. Harmon’s decision to recognize new lawyers for the civil parties.
( 08-May-2013 / COMFREL )
Within this fiscal year October 2011‐ September 2012, COMFREL, its staff members, its board members, and member organizations at all levels carried out activities set under the new title of the project “strengthening the demand for fair elections and democratic governance”.
( 08-May-2013 / KRT Trial Monitor )
Following a weeklong adjournment for Khmer New Year celebrations, proceedings resumed to hear the testimony of three witnesses: Chhouk Rin, Chuon Thi, and Ros Suy. Proceedings were interrupted almost as soon as they began on Monday morning, when the first witness, Chhouk Rin, refused to provide testimony without first receiving medical care from the Trial Chamber.
( May-2013 / AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL )
Respect for freedom of expression, association and assembly deteriorated. The authorities increasingly used excessive force against peaceful protesters. Human rights defenders faced threats, harassment, legal action and violence. Forced evictions, land disputes and land grabbing continued to affect thousands of people. Impunity for perpetrators of human rights abuses and a non-independent judiciary remained major problems, with flawed or no investigations into killings and shootings. Judicial investigations at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia stalled as allegations of government interference persisted.