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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The July Court Report features a story on Duch’s transfer to Kandal Prison as well as a summary and timeline of Case 001. This issue also discusses the Trial Chamber’s outline of the remaining Case 002 hearings as well as an article providing insight into the work of the AV technicians at the ECCC. Finally, the report contains judicial updates as well as recent and upcoming outreach activities.
Today, 14 July 2013, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights ("CCHR") releases a Briefing Note on pre-trial detention in the Kingdom of Cambodia ("Cambodia") which examines the use of pre-trial detention in domestic courts in Cambodia, explores alternatives to pre-trial detention, and offers recommendations for reform to the current system.
( 05-July-2013 / CCHR, CLEC, COMFREL, NICFIC,ADHOC, NCDDS... )
This mini report summarizes the issues raised during the Round Table Discussion (the “RTD”) entitled “Mechanisms to Promote Women’s Participation and Representation in Politics at the National Level” held on 28 March 2013 in Phnom Penh. The event was organized by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) under the Project to Promote Women’s Political Representation in Cambodia.
Cambodia is still suffering from the effects of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s and the ensuing years of civil strife. The legacy of these historical factors is manifold, but two major effects are the prevalence of a voiceless and fragmented civil society, unable or unwilling to speak up about basic rights, and the continuation of repressive or corrupt state systems. This is particularly noticeable in the constraints placed upon freedom of expression and media plurality in Cambodia.
For Immediate Release: The Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assemblies have come to a close with tentative results following the three events held throughout June across the Kingdom of Cambodia ahead of the national election.
( 19-June-2013 / CCHR, ARTICLE 19 )
The work of human rights defenders (HRDs) is invaluable for the overall realisation of human rights protection and promotion, and consists of gathering and disseminating information, advocacy, mobilisation of public opinion, empowerment and support of victims of human rights violations.1 HRDs play an extremely important role in a democracy, encouraging political participation and pushing for good governance and transparency. The security situation and level of risk faced by Cambodian HRDs markedly deteriorated in 2012, a deterioration that continued into 2013.
( 19-June-2013 / US Department of State )
In September 2012, President Barack Obama delivered a speech reaffirming the commitment of the United States to fight modern slavery, known also as trafficking in persons. The President instructed the U.S. government to step up its efforts—to develop new innovations and use effective tools, including this annual Trafficking in Persons Report,to confront this crime wherever it exists.
The June 2013 edition of the Court Report features the Trial Chamber’s announcement on the final steps to conclude the current trial in Case 002 as well as a four-day official visit by a Kenyan judicial delegation to learn experiences from the hybrid court. A summary of testimony of sufferings by more than a dozen Civil Parties is featured in the Courtroom pages.