Open letter: Freedom of Expression and the Proposed Law to Criminalize Denial of Crimes Committed by the Khmer Rouge Amnesty International is concerned about reports of a planned new Law on Refusing to Recognise Crimes Committed in the Period of Democratic Kampuchea Law (hereinafter the “Khmer Rouge Crime Denial Law”). In the light of information about the bill so far available publicly, the organization recommends that the proposed law be scrapped.

The Empowerment of Women in Politics and the 3rd Mandate Commune Council Elections 2012 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.

Legal Analysis of the Charging and Sentencing of Cambodian Land Rights Activist Yorm ​Bopha (Criminal Case Number 1560) 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.

Journey of Change

( June-2013 / Chab Dai )

Journey of Change 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.

Briefing Paper: In Absentia 2013: An Update on Inmate Transportation and the Right to Appeal 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.

Annual Report 2012

( 30-May-2013 / CCIM )

 Annual Report 2012  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.

Country Reports on Terrorism 2012

( 30-May-2013 / US Department of State )

Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 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 Court Report May 2013

( 10-May-2013 / ECCC )

The Court Report May 2013 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.

Annual Narrative Report 2012 Strengthening Fairness and Integrity in 2012 and 2013 Elections 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”.

KRT Trial Monitor C002 – Issue 57 (22-27 April 2013)

( 08-May-2013 / KRT Trial Monitor )

KRT Trial Monitor C002 – Issue 57 (22-27 April 2013) 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.

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