Fact sheets

Applicability of International Human Rights Law in Cambodia The Royal Government of Cambodia (the “RGC”) is obliged to respect a number of norms under international human rights law. It must comply with norms of Jus Cogens and customary international law and it is bound by international treaties and conventions it has ratified.

Special Edition– Arbitration Council – December 2013 This fact sheet provides an overview of the AC, which was established with the support of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (the “MLVT”), employers and labor unions, as well as the assistance of the International Labour Organization (the “ILO”), with the aim of providing a transparent and effective system for collective labor dispute resolution. This fact sheet is written by CCHR, a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization (“NGO”) that works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights – primarily civil and political rights – throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”).​

The global reach of IFEX's 2013 campaign to end impunity When IFEX decided to take on the issue of impunity as a network-wide campaign, our first challenge was a troubling lack of awareness of both the extent of this problem and its impact on free expression.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2013

( 03-December-2013 / Transparency International )

Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 serves as a reminder that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. The Index scores 177 countries and territories on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). No country has a perfect score, and two-thirds of countries score below 50. This indicates a serious, worldwide corruption problem. Hover on the map above to see how your country fares.

AMNESTY International Cases Document

( 02-December-2013 / Amnesty International )

AMNESTY International Cases Document Write for Rights. 2013’s Cases. Summary and some key contextual information Ethiopia – Eskinder Nega. Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega is serving an 18-year prison sentence for “terrorism”. He was detained and charged in 2011 after giving speeches and writing articles criticizing the government and supporting free speech. He is a prisoner of conscience and Amnesty International asks for his immediate release.

Excessive Use of Force at Workers’ Protest   The recent extremely violent attempt by the authorities to crack down a​ demonstration by workers is yet another example that highlights the disregard for the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”).

The Labor Law 1997

( 29-November-2013 / CCHR )

The Labor Law 1997 The recent extremely violent attempt by the authorities to crack down a​ demonstration by workers is yet another example that highlights the disregard for the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”).

ACT NOW TO END IMPUNITY

( 27-September-2013 / IFEX )

ACT NOW TO END IMPUNITY This kit provides IFEX members with helpful information about this year’s International Day to End Impunity campaign, including promotional materials as well as some ideas about how to raise the profile of this important issue.

BFC Public Disclosure Fact-sheet

( 23-September-2013 / Better Factories Cambodia )

BFC Public Disclosure Fact-sheet Recent BFC reports reveal a decline in compliance with national and international labour standards—including wages, fire safety, and other health and safety requirements. BFC’s return to its earlier practice of publicly disclosing factory-specific compliance information involved extensive stakeholder consultations and has the following objectives:

Phel Phearun Accused of Defamation over a Faceook Post This fact sheet outlines the accusation made against Phel Phearun by the Phnom Penh municipal police, who allege that a facebook post made public by Phel Phearun on 24 January 2013 constitudes defamation. The post in question detailed the confis cation of Phel Phearun’s motorbike earlier that day.

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