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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights.. CCHR Events.. Human Rights Situation in Cambodia.. Approaches.. CCHR Project Description.. Current Projects.. Business and Human Rights Project.. Human Rights Defenders Project.. Human Rights Portal – Sithi Project.. Land Reform Project.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project.. Trial Monitoring Project.. Past Projects.. Community Trainings and Hearings Project.. Human Rights Network Project.. Public Forums Project.. Campaigns.. Campaign for Freedom of Expression.. 22/11 Justice Fund.. Subscribe to receive CCHR updates.. What?.. The Cambodian Human Rights Network Project is a new approach to promoting human rights from the grassroots up in Cambodia.. The Project will establish a Network of communities which – unlike existing Networks which have tended to focus on the goal of speaking with one voice to the point of taking on the identity of distinct organizations – will not be strongly branded, speak on behalf of its participants nor enforce unnatural joint advocacy.. The main premise on which the Network is based is that civic-driven change is best brought about by communities.. The primary objective of the Project is to achieve the decentralization of human rights activism, establishing communities as the primary drivers of change in Cambodia.. To this end, Network Participants will receive capacity building training on human rights, monitoring and documentation, advocacy and organizational development.. Through the Network infrastructure, community based organizations (CBOs) will be connected and will be encouraged to collaborate in the furtherance of shared objectives.. Through the Project’s small grants scheme, Network Participants can seek funding for activities in the furtherance of their objectives.. Network Participants will receive guidance and support from CCHR and other partner NGOs in undertaking activities and in addressing any issues or problems that confront their communities or their members.. Activities undertaken by Network Participants will receive coverage on CCHR’s radio airtime, information will also be disseminated about individual Network Participants and the activities they undertake to promote and protect human rights and the interests of their communities.. It is expected that the use of the radio to share information about community driven activities, will act to spur on other communities to work together to create change.. Why?.. Cambodia suffers from widespread violations of human rights.. Large and established NGOs have had only limited success in addressing these violations and in encouraging greater respect for human rights.. This lack of success is partly due to the flawed and outdated manner in which some NGOs work.. There is limited collaboration, extensive duplication, and a distinct lack of specialization.. Further the human rights field is marked by established NGOs’ top down approach and apparent desire for control, meaning that communities and smaller organizations are often told what to do rather  ...   labour and fisheries.. In order to identify potential Network Participants, CCHR uses our extensive network of grassroots contacts and travels to Target Areas to meet with CBOs and to discuss the benefits of participation in the Network.. In order to identify which groups have the greatest capacity to affect change within their communities, CCHR conducts a needs assessment of individual CBOs.. The needs assessment considers the number of members, the extent of their ongoing and planned activities, their ambitions and their ability to organize in the furtherance of their objectives.. Once selected, CBOs become Network Participants.. Information about each CBO is included in the Network Directory, which is available online and in hard copy.. Network Participants are encouraged to contact CCHR through the Network hotline to receive guidance on issues that arise and are referred to other NGOs with relevant expertise when CCHR does not have the necessary expertise on a given issue.. Network Participants receive capacity building training in the areas of human rights, monitoring and documentation, and advocacy.. Once training is complete, Network Participants are encouraged to apply for funding to support activities through the Project small grants scheme, and are also encouraged to seek guidance from CCHR and other NGOs on the steps to be taken in conducting activities.. Individual and joint activities undertaken by Network Participants will be broadcast on radio using CCHR’s airtime.. The Project was launched in June 2010 and significant progress has been made in establishing the Network and identifying potential Network Participants.. The Network will be fully established and Network Participants empowered, through the following activities:.. Creation.. - Development and maintenance of the Network infrastructure and resources.. Identification.. - CCHR identifies Target Beneficiaries and outlines the benefits of participation in the Network.. Empowerment.. - Target Beneficiaries are profiled and included in the Network Directory and receive capacity building training on human rights, documentation and monitoring, and advocacy.. Participation.. - Target Beneficiaries participate in the Network.. Who?.. The Project seeks to decentralize human rights activism in Cambodia.. To this end, the Project will target CBOs working to promote respect for human rights at a grassroots community level.. By the conclusion of the Pilot Project period in May 2012, 30 CBOs will have joined the Network, becoming Network Participants.. In 2011, CCHR will target CBOs working in Battambang and Siem Reap Provinces.. Over the course of the year, ten Network Participants from Battambang and Siem Reap Provinces will join the Network, becoming Network Participants.. In the first half of 2012, the Network will be extended to an additional two Provinces.. This will be repeated every six months until the Network covers the entire geographical area of Cambodia.. Project Presentation..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: In 2002, CCHR introduced the public forum model of dispute resolution to Cambodia.. CCHR public forums have received international media attention, including in the.. New York Times.. and the.. Washington Post.. and the model has since been replicated by many organizations throughout the Kingdom to resolve various issues.. The public forum has at its heart, the objective of opening society by encouraging dialogue amongst individuals and between communities, their local authorities and the individuals who they have elected to represent them.. Unlike most NGO Projects in Cambodia, the Public Forum Project does not set the agenda for the people rather it provides communities with the opportunity to set their own agenda by raising issues of concern that affect their day-to-day lives.. The issues are then discussed by invited guest speakers, who generally include parliamentarians, members of local authorities, and NGO representatives.. The forums offer citizens an opportunity to engage their elected officials and others with an official mandate and present a rare opportunity for many to experience a democratic process.. Cambodian society is a hierarchical one; those in authority expect the respect and reverence of others.. The relationship between those in authority and ordinary citizens is akin to that of a parent-child relationship, with the ordinary citizens expected not  ...   transparency.. In addition to promoting the right to freedom of expression, the forums seek to give the people an understanding of the fact that it is the role of those in authority to work in the interests of the public and not in the furtherance of their own interests.. CCHR forums are held throughout the Kingdom on a monthly basis.. The forums are not case specific and CCHR does not seek to set any agenda for the participants.. Individuals and communities are encouraged to raise any issue which affects their lives and to ask the invited guest speakers to address these concerns.. Issues raised often include land violations, corruption within local authorities, the failure of authorities to deal with complaints such as those relating to domestic violence, natural resource issues and employment.. Through the forums, CCHR is able to gain an insight into the issues that affect the lives of the Cambodian people.. The Project target beneficiaries are all the people of Cambodia but particularly those in marginalized rural and urban communities who lack an understanding of governance and the fact that those in authority must work in the interests of the people.. Please click on the following link to the interactive map for detailed information on our public forums..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: World Press Freedom Day.. Free Yorm Bopha.. In order to affect change in the degree to which the human rights of all Cambodian people are fully respected and promoted by the Cambodian government, significant legislative, policy and structural reforms are required.. CCHR seeks to work on a policy level analyzing wider trends and underlying causes of human rights violations, and providing recommendations for the reforms that are required in order to ensure an end to human rights violations.. CCHR engages in sustained advocacy for the achievement of these reforms.. Campaigns are an essential element of our advocacy and are one of the strategies through which we seek to encourage the government to strengthen its respect for the human rights of all Cambodian people.. Our peaceful campaigns combine several techniques – demonstrations, letters to members of parliament, petitions, etc.. – that are designed to show the government our disapproval of a particular policy or our demand for a particular reform.. Our campaigns seek to provide ordinary people with an opportunity to contribute to efforts to demand change and to promote human rights.. We have a track record  ...   during Human Rights Day celebrations.. AFEC distributed 100,000 yellow ribbons as a symbol of the need to support freedom of expression throughout Cambodia.. The launch of this campaign echoed throughout the world and large numbers of Cambodians wore yellow ribbons to public events sending a clear message to the government that Cambodian civil society did not accept repression against its leading activists.. Assisted by international pressure, AFEC succeeded in securing the release of the human rights activists.. In February 2006, again in our capacity as coordinator of AFEC, we organized a march for freedom of expression that resulted in Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen promising to decriminalize defamation.. While defamation remains a criminal offence, the custodial sentence that previously accompanied it was removed.. From 25 February to 15 March 2007, AFEC organized a 314-kilometre march from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat for freedom of expression, non-violence and political tolerance in Cambodia ahead of commune council elections.. Please follow the links below to stay up to date with our most recent campaigns and get involved to promote respect for the human rights of the Cambodian people.. Campaign Links..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: The Cambodian Center for Human Rights’.. demands the full respect and realization, protection and promotion, of the right of freedom of expression of all Khmer citizens.. The situation of freedom of expression in Cambodia is dire.. A recent CCHR coordinated Joint NGO Report,.. 'Cambodia Gagged: Democracy at Risk'.. (Sept 2010), highlights a crackdown by the Royal Government of Cambodia on the expression of opinion deemed critical of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and Royal Governmenet of Cambodia.. The report outlines how the crackdown targets the pillars of Cambodia’s democracy – opposition parliamentarians, journalists, lawyers, and human rights activists – and considers the repercussions of the crackdown for democracy in Cambodia.. CCHR is a staunch advocate of the right of freedom of expression; which is fundamental both in the sense of its central importance to human life and dignity but also because it is the essential basis for the enjoyment of all other rights..  ...   Cambodia, the right to freedom of expression is crucial as we work to rebuild the country and shape its future.. Through the Campaign for Freedom of Expression, CCHR will:.. Urge the Royal Government of Cambodia and ruling Cambodian People’s Party to respect and promote the right to freedom of expression as guaranteed by the Cambodian Constitution and international instruments to which Cambodia is party.. Urge the international community, including the international donor community in Cambodia, to exercise the necessary diplomatic pressure, using their political and financial leverage, to ensure that the Royal Government of Cambodia and ruling Cambodian People’s Party respect freedom of expression.. Foster greater demand for freedom of expression amongst the Cambodian people through training and capacity-building exercises.. Take action to promote the fundamental right to freedom of expression in Cambodia by joining the Campaign for Freedom of Expression.. You can also follow the Campaign on the CCHR.. Twitter.. and.. Facebook.. pages..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Koh Pich bridge, Phnom Penh, scene of the stampede tragedy on the 22 November 2011.. On 22 November 2010, the last day of Cambodia’s annual Water Festival, hundreds of Cambodians were killed on Koh Pich Bridge in Phnom Penh in what is Cambodia’s worst ever peace time tragedy.. Initial reports put the number of dead as high as 456, a number that since been reduced to 350 by the Royal Government of Cambodia in what is being described as a “human stampede”.. Around 400 people were also injured.. The first rumours that spread through Phnom Penh on the night of 22 November were that the bridge had collapsed.. The following morning, a doctor from Calmette hospital explained that a preliminary assessment of the causes of death among the victims he had examined were suffocation and electrocution, a suggestion that was subsequently rejected outright by government spokesmen and denied by Calmette officials notwithstanding statements by numerous victims that they had been electrocuted on the bridge.. Within days, those affected by the tragedy started looking for answers; “we really need the explanation from the government,” said one man whose granddaughters, daughter and nieces had been injured in the tragedy.. Another man, whose sister died on the bridge, expressed his anger at the tragedy and asked whether the “police really did their job? Why did they allow it to happen in the first place?”.. But satisfactory answers to questions like these were never given, and the government quickly drew a line in the sand declaring  ...   speed with which the tragedy was pushed aside and forgotten by officials reflect wider problems in Cambodia of cronyism and the absence of accountability for wealthy and powerful individuals.. The 22/11 Justice Fund was set up to support and facilitate calls by the families of those who died on the bridge, and by those who were injured that night, for justice and to help find answers to the questions the government did not adequately address or seek to find answers for.. Between December 2010 and February 2011, CCHR interviewed over a hundred people about the Koh Pich tragedy, including survivors, victim’s families, doctors and police.. CCHR made radio appeals asking people across the country to provide information about the night to assist in providing a clearer picture of what happened.. In March 2011, CCHR will publish a report setting out the findings of our interviews and comparing those findings to the findings of the government committee that was vested with the authority to investigate the causes of the tragedy on Koh Pich Bridge.. To support the 22/11 Justice Fund you can make donations to:.. For the local transfer:.. Bank Name: ACLEDA Bank Plc.. Account Name: Cambodian Center for Human Rights.. Account Number: 2900-20-177 861-4-1.. For overseas transfer:.. Bank Address: #61, Preah Monivong Blvd.. , Sangkat Srah Chork, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.. Telephone Number: +855-23-994-444/ 15-999 233.. Fax Number: +855-23-430-555.. E-mail : inquiry@acledabank.. com.. kh.. SWIFT : ACLBKHPP.. You can also follow the.. Campaign on the 22/11 Justice Fund.. on Facebook..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Social Media.. Flickr Photos.. Radio Live.. Cambodia Laws.. CCHR Audio Press Releases - Khmer Only.. Human Rights Radio Program.. Round Table Discussion.. Weekly Analysis.. Messages from the public to Ms.. Yorm Bopha.. Download.. Yorm Bopha, land rights activists from Beoung Kak Community that is now still in the  ...   motor dup driver.. Since there were not enough evidence in the first instance court, it is widely believed that she was targeted because of her activism in protesting to demand the release of 13 Beoung Kak women in May 2012.. Announcement for voices for freedom.. Total : 2..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: យ ទ ធន ក រ ស ឡ ងស រ ភ ព ដ ម ប គ ទ រសកម មជន យ ម ប ប ផ ដ លជ ប ពន ធន គ រ..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: CCHR in the News (Audio).. Press Releases.. Media Comments.. Letters.. Freedom of Expression.. Newsletters.. Series.. Case Study.. Fundamental Freedom.. Institutions.. Rule of Law.. Briefing Note.. Legal Analysis.. Alert Detail.. Boeung Kak Activist Arrested and Charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court.. Date Issue.. 2012-09-05.. Nature of violation.. Rights involved.. Brief Description.. Yorm Bopha, Boeung Kak community activist, was arrested yesterday and swiftly charged with intentional violence by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.. The court refused to explain why Yorm Bopha had been arrested or to clarify the charges made against her.. Investigating Judge Te Sam Ang would not reveal reasons for the arrest or elaborate on the nature of the charges.. He simply reiterated that she was accused of intentional violence ‘with aggravating circumstances’ and had as a result been detained.. Yorm Bopha is a resident of  ...   Residents of the area had their homes destroyed to make way for the company’s real estate venture.. Ms.. Yorm Bopha and her husband, Luos Sakhorn were followed by plain clothes police officers when they left their home on the morning of 4 September.. They were travelling to pick up their identity cards when the officers made the arrest around 8.. 30am.. Luos Sakhorn was later released, as according to the court he had no hand in the intentional violence allegedly committed by his wife.. Yorm Bopha is currently being held in Prey Sar prison’s correctional center II and details of the accusation against her have yet to be revealed.. Contact.. For more information, please contact.. Mr.. Suon Bunthoeun.. , CCHR Human Rights Defenders Project Co-ordinator via telephone on 012 48 35 46 or e-mail:.. bunthoeun@cchrcambodia.. org..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Boeung Kak and Borei Keila hearings scheduled for 26 December.. 2012-12-25.. Legal/judicial.. Phnom Penh Municipal Court has scheduled the trial of two housing rights activists from the Boeung Kak Lake and Borei Keila communities in Phnom Penh, Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakmony, to take place on 26 December 2012 at 2:00 pm.. Yorm Bopha was arrested on 4 September 2012 and Tim Sakmony the following day, in two separate cases.. They have since been held in pre-trial detention at Prey Sar Prison, both having been denied bail.. Yorm Bopha was charged with 'intentional violence with aggravating circumstances,' under Article 218 of the Cambodian Penal Code.. Her husband, Luos Sakhorn, was also arrested and charged but has been released on bail.. They have both been accused of assaulting a suspected thief, accusations which they deny.. Tim Sakmony was charged with making a 'false declaration to a public  ...   in the Boeung Kak Lake conflict between the community and a private company, Shukaku Inc.. The forced evictions that have taken place in Boeung Kak Lake have been one of Cambodia's most devastating, leaving hundreds families homeless.. Tim Sakmony is one of the representatives of 106 families now living in tents beside their demolished homes at Borei Keila, which is currently being redeveloped by Phanimex Co.. On 17 December 2012, Amnesty International identified both women as prisoners of conscience and has called for their release.. Their arrest has been seen as an attempt by the authorities to silence peaceful activists advocating for the fundamental rights of their communities.. If found guilty, they could each face between six months and five years in prison.. For more information, please contact CCHR Human Rights Defenders Project Coordinator.. Suon Bunthoeun via telephone at.. +855 (0) 12 48 35 46.. or e-mail..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Erdos Group plans laid bare.. PPP, 2011-08-03.. Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, said he was aware of a link between the Boeung Kak lake development and other energy and mining projects.. He called the connection concerning.. ‘Worrisome’ NGO Law Moves to Council for Approval..  ...   to better manage the thousands of organizations operating in the country, but critics say it will hamper their work and make it harder for smaller associations to form.. Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the new draft was improved but some articles remain “unclear.. ”..

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