Reports

Final Election Observation Report on Cambodia's 2013 National Election Cambodia‟s 2013 national elections of the National Assembly were the fifth to be held since the first national elections were organized by the United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1993. Transparency International Cambodia (TIC), in cooperation with the Coalition for Integrity and Social Accountability (CISA) network, was accredited by the National Election Committee (NEC) to observe the Cambodian national elections on 28 July 2013.

Repression of Expression: The state of free speech in Cambodia The right to freedom of expression is a cornerstone of any functioning democracy. Without the right to seek and impart information, to hold opinions and to engage in debate, citizens cannot meaningfully participate in the political lives of their nations.

 UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review 18th session Print	Ranked 143rdout of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders, Cambodia is at its lowest ranking ever. It fell 26 places from 2012 as a result of the events that occurred in 2012 related to freedom of expression and freedom of the press. In most of the cases, the journalists are summoned to Court according to the penal code instead of the press law. Although freedom of the press is guaranteed under the Article 41 of the Cambodian constitution, it is not a reality in Cambodia.

Bittersweet Harvest

( 16-September-2013 / EC and IDI )

Bittersweet Harvest In Cambodia today, hundreds of thousands of people are being displaced from their homes, farmlands, forests and fisheries in the name of ‘development’. The sugarcane industry has been one of the worst offenders driving this landgrabbing crisis. At least 100,000 hectares in land concessions have been granted to private companies for industrial sugarcane production in recent years.

Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Through a regional joint programme ‘Partners for Prevention’, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV have worked together to undertake the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. The study, which collected and analysed data from thousands of women and men across the region, provides the largest multi-country data set on men’s perpetration of violence against women and can inform more evidence-based interventions to prevent such violence.

Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures A Handbook for Criminal Procedure in Cambodian Courts The codification of criminal law and procedure is a relatively recent occurrence in the Kingdom of Cambodia’s (“Cambodia”) history. The 1993 Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia (the “Constitution”) provides for the recognition of and respect for human rights, as guaranteed in all relevant international human rights instruments.

Turned Away: Fraud, Irregularities, and Intimidation during the 2013 National Assembly Elections This report compiles key observations from 173 staff and partners who visited over 100 polling stations. There are 19,009 polling stations in Cambodia. As such, this report is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of election day irregularities, but instead offers a snapshot revealing the need for further investigation.

Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), PEN International, Cambodian PEN, International Publishers Association (IPA), ARTICLE 19, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL) and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

CCHR Policy Brief – Women’s Political Representation in Cambodia July 2013 This Policy Brief summarizes a series of six round table discussions (“RTDs”) on promoting women’s political representation and participation in Cambodia, facilitated either independently by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) or in cooperation with various other nongovernmental organizations (“NGOs”).

Land Reform Policy Report: Finding from Roundtable Discussions and Policy Platforms The dissemination of clear policies by political parties during the preamble to an election is essential in order for citizens to effectively exercise their democratic will. In the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”), where a significant percentage of the population have been subjected to forced evictions and land tenure insecurity by both state and business actors, it is extremely important for party policies to reflect and address the land current crisis.

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