Fact sheets

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (“STT”)

( 23-September-2011 / CCHR )

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (“STT”) The suspension of STT is widely seen as part of a wider crackdown on non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) in Cambodia and is viewed as evidence of how the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) is likely to apply the draft Law on Associations and NGOs (“LANGO”).

​Meetings and Training

( 16-September-2011 / CCHR )

​Meetings and Training Local authorities’ recent attempts to intimidate and harass civil society and derail legitimate training events are a clear violation of domestic and international law – in particular the right to freedom of assembly – confirming that the authorities see themselves as above the law.

The Law on the Press 1995 (the “Press Law”) The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”)has classified the Press Law yellow on the basis that it contains a number of positive provisions which, in theory, afford vital protection to those working in the media, yet some of its provisions are either vague, undefined or contradictory, and should therefore be reviewed and amended. First and foremost, any references to criminal law should be clarified for the benefit of the courts.

Report Land Conflict Case in Cambodia 2007 to 2011 According to our research, 223 land disputes have been reported on in the public domain in the last 4 years since 2007. The information presented here is taken from publicly available sources – mostly Khmer and English media reports and reports by non-government organizations – with additional information obtained through field research conducted by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”)

The State

( 31-August-2011 / CCHR )

The State The Kingdom of Cambodia ("Cambodia") fails not only to match up to objective definitions of a "state", but also to adhere to its own constitution, which envisaged and prescribed a liberal democracy that observes the rule of law, with robust and independent state institutions to act as democratic checks and balances on the power of the executive.

Fact Sheet: Case Study Series: Preah Vihear Temple The temple of Preah Vihear and surrounding areas have been at the center of a century-­‐ old dispute between Cambodia and Thailand, with both sides hotly contesting sovereignty of the territory. The award of World Heritage status to the temple in 2008 exacerbated tensions, leading to continual outbreaks of violence from October 2008. A recent interpretation of the 1962 International Court of Justice (the “ICJ”) judgment by the ICJ has now created a demilitarized zone around Preah Vihear temple, but a permanent solution to the wider border conflict is essential.

Distribution of Leaflets

( 12-August-2011 / CCHR )

	 Distribution of Leaflets The crackdown on the distribution of anti-government leaflets illustrates the extent specifically in relation to the recent crackdown on the distribution of leaflets which express criticism of to which the Royal Government of Cambodia (the “RGC”) is suppressing freedom of expression. the RGC. These developments raise serious concerns about the extent to which the right to freedom of. This abuse, by the executive and judiciary alike, threatens democratic process and is of paramount expression is curbed and restricted in Cambodia. This fact sheet is written by the Cambodian Center for concern in the context of the numerous arrests and convictions for such activities in recent months.

Law on Peaceful Assembly (the “Demonstration Law”) The Cambodian Center for Human Right (“CCHR”) has classified the Demonstration Law green on grounds of its (i) increased specificity with regard to notification requirements, (ii) the values it pushes forward relative to previous governing law, and(iii)the objective test in determining legality of peaceful demonstrations. However, CCHR has some concerns over the Demonstration Law’s current misuse and misinterpretation. Laws classified as green are acceptable as whole in the opinion of CCHR if implemented correctly.

The Constitutional Council

( 29-July-2011 / CCHR )

The Constitutional Council This fact sheet explains the designated role of the Constitutional Council Of the Kingdom of Cambodia according to the law, its actual role, and suggestions for its improvement. This fact sheet Is written by The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“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 Cambodia.

Freedom Parks

( 15-July-2011 / CCHR )

Freedom Parks There are concerns about the misuse of the 2009 Law on Peaceful Assembly (the "Demonstration Law") to suppress freedom of expression and assembly in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”), specifically the disturbing drift towards restricting peaceful gatherings or protests to “freedom parks”, in contravention of the Demonstration Law and the freedoms of expression and assembly as enshrined in domestic and international law.

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