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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity.. 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  ...   2011-05-26.. Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Cambodian society is generally tolerant of male homosexual behavior if it does not affect the traditional family structure.. Women, who are expected to marry young and have children, are faced with more family pressures.. CCHR condemns cowardly homophobic attack and police negligence amidst otherwise joyful PRIDE celebrations.. AHRC, 2011-05-23.. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Hacked by CyphaX.. Press Release.. Released on 2012-01-16.. CCHR welcomes the UN resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity ("SOGI"), and releases a Khmer translation of the Yogyakarta Principles.. Released on 2011-06-21.. Phok Sokuntheary, Project Co-ordinator for CCHR’s SOGI project, commented:.. "Both the Resolution and the Yogyakarta Principles are sure to have a positive impact on Cambodia and the way in which LGBT people are viewed.. However, I believe that for such legal initiatives to fulfil their potential and have maximum impact, it’s vital that the Cambodian government voices its support for them and for the LGBT community in Cambodia, which will otherwise continue to suffer discrimination, violence and other human rights violations.. It is high time that the government recognized the prevailing winds of global tolerance towards LGBT people, and took positive steps to end discrimination in Cambodia.. ".. CCHR condemns cowardly homophobic attack and police negligence adidst otherwise joyful PRIDE celebrate.. Media Comment.. Released on 2011-05-19.. This is a shocking and entirely unprovoked attack on innocent people peacefully and joyfully celebrating Pride Week 2011.. CCHR Condemns this heinous and cowardly act, but congratulates the staff of Rainbow Bar for refusing to be cowed by such behavior and having the courage to continue with their Pride Week celebrations after  ...   else, and that the Cambodian government promotes a culture of acceptance and respect for all.. A thriving society is strengthened by its diversity.. Letter to the Ugandan High Commission in Bangkok calling on the Ugandan Government to bring those responsible for the death of David Kato to justice and to foment a culture of tolerance in Uganda.. Letter.. Released on 2011-02-03.. I write this letter to response to the appalling news that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT")activist, David Kato, was brutally murdered in his home on 27 January 2011.. Letter to the Ugandan High Commission in London calling on the Ugandan Government to bring those responsible for the death of David Kato to justice and to foment a culture of tolerance in Uganda.. I write in response to the appalling news that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT")activist, David Kato, was brutally murdered in his home on 27 January 2011.. Report examining the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Cambodia.. Released on 2010-12-09.. Human Rights for Everyone: Celebrating Cambodia's LGBT Community on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.. Released on 2010-05-16.. Cambodia’s Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) community and its supporters will come together to celebrate IDAHO as part of Cambodian Pride Week 2010..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Rainbow Khmer: From Prejudice to Pride.. Released on 2012-12-31.. In the past few years, the world has seen a groundswell of support and activism to try to stem the tide of continuing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT") people.. With Cambodia coming to the end of its year as Chair of the Association of South- ‐East Asian Nations ("ASEAN"), now is a perfect opportunity for Cambodia to surf the tide of progress, showcase its  ...   discrimination.. COMING OUT IN THE KINGDOM: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN CAMBODIA.. In a country still recovering from the impact of years of civil war and repression, and in a society already faced with ongoing human rights abuses in numerous areas, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender individuals in the Kingdom of Cambodia face a difficult challenge in achieving equality.. While homosexuality is not illegal in Cambodia, LGBT people are often politically and socially marginalized..

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    Descriptive info: ជ វភ ព ន ង ក រង រ អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ន កម ព ជ.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project on 2013-08-07 in CCHR.. កម មវ ធ វ ទ យ ស ទ ធ មន ស ស កម ព ជ ជ ប ជ ម យ វ គ ម ន ល ក ន ន ស ដ រ ន យក ប រត ប ត ត អង គក រ កញ ញ (KANHANHA) ន ង កញ ញ ឈ ង រចន ( ហ ត ណ ) ជ អ នក ស ម គ រ ច ត ត មកព សហ គន ឥន ទធន កម ព ជ ជ ម យន ង ប រធ នបទ ៖ “ ជ វភ ព ន ង ក រង រ អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ន កម ព ជ ” ថ ង ព ធ ទ ០៧ ខ ស ហ ។.. Education of LGBT people.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project on 2013-07-03 in CCHR.. ថ ង ព ធ ទ ០៣ ខ កក កដ ន កម មវ ធ វ ទ យ ស ទ ធ មន ស ស កម ព ជ ន មក ជ ម យ ន វ ប រធ នបទ ៖ “ ក រស ក ស ន ង អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ន កម ព ជ ” ។ ប រធ នបទ ន ស ត អ ព បញ ហ ប រឈម របស អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ន កម ព ជ ក ន ងក រ ស កស ស របស គ ត ។ វ គ ម ន ល ក ស រ ន ស រ ន ជ អ នកសម របសម រ ល សហ គន ឥន ទធន កម ព ជ ន ង ល ក ថ ង ណ ន ជ អ នកសម របសម រ ល គម រ ង ន ន ន ក រ ភ ទ ន ង អត តសញ ញ ណ យ នឌ រ ន មជ ឈមណ ឌល ស ទ ធ មន ស ស កម ព ជ ។.. ជ វ ត អ នកស រឡ ញ ភ ទដ ចគ ន ន ត ម សហគមន.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project on 2013-06-12 in CCHR.. “ជ វ ត អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ន ត ម សហគមន ” គ ជ ប រ ធ ន បទ ម យ ន ក ន  ...   ជ ម យ ន វ ប រធ នបទ ៖ “ ទ វ អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ឆ ន ២០១៣” ដ ល ព ភ ក ស អ ព ប រវត ត របស ទ វ ដ លម ន វ គ ម ន អញ ជ ញ មកព បណ ត ញ ចត ម ខ ដ លជ បណ ត ញ ថ ន ក ជ ត របស អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន គ ម ន ល ក យ ស ដ ឋ ដ វ ត ល ក គង ប នថន ន ង ល ក ស ន ឌ ។.. same-sex marriage.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project on 2013-04-29 in CCHR.. ថ ង ព ធ ទ ២៩ ខ ម ស ន កម មវ ធ វ ទ យ ស ទ ធ មន ស ស កម ព ជ ន មក ជ ម យ ន វ ប រធ នបទ ៖ “ អ ព ហ ព ព ហ ន ង អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ន កម ព ជ ” ។ ប រធ នបទ ន ស ត អ ព ជ វ ត អ ព ហ ព ព ហ របស អ នក ស រឡ ញ ភ ទ ដ ចគ ន ន កម ព ជ ក ន ងសង គម កម ព ជ ។ ដ យ ជ ប ជ ម យ វ គ ម ន ល កស រ ក វ ស វ ណ ណ រ ន ជ មន ត រ ន ក រស ងមហ ផ ទ ។ ន ង ល ក ថ ង ណ ន ជ អ នកសម របសម រ ល គម រ ង ន ន ន ក រ ភ ទ ន ង អត តសញ ញ ណ យ នឌ រ ន មជ ឈមណ ឌល ស ទ ធ មន ស ស កម ព ជ ។.. Family life of LGBT people.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project on 2013-03-25 in Beehive Radio.. This program aim to show the family life of LGBT people who obtain successful in their life even thought there's discrimination from family and society.. Recommendation and legal aspect of LGBT.. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project on 2013-01-25 in Beehive Radio.. To raise awareness of the public and LGBT people on the human rights of LGBT people aiming at reducing and eliminating discrimination and abuse against LGBT people in Cambodian society.. Previous.. 1.. 2.. Next..

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    Descriptive info: NO MATTER WHO WE ARE.. on.. 2013-06-28.. Location in.. Office CCHR.. Publish on.. “NO MATTER WHO WE ARE” is the latest video documentary portrayed about the different lives of two lesbian couples.. Some of them are discriminated from their family, relatives, police as well as employer.. This documentary film aims at raising public awareness about LGBT’s issue in Cam..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Trip Meeting.. Take place in Battambang ,Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap on 2011-09-15.. To build more network and select the LGBT people in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap to be an activist to work in improving their rights to be who they are without discrimination and disrespect from family and society.. Building Capacity for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender on Human Rights to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination.. Take place in Tea Ang Hang Tep Restaurant on 2011-08-05.. The objective of the workshop is Building Capacity for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender  ...   Forum.. Take place in Siem Reap on 2011-07-13.. 1- To follow up LGBT activists from the previous documentation Training and 2- To engage LGBT activists to observe the Human Rights Network forum that will bring some idea to apply for their activities in the future related to rights of LGBT people.. Documentation Training.. Take place in Dragon Fly in Slar Kram village, Tapul District, Siem Reap on 2011-06-03.. To empower LGBT activists to do advocacy and documenting all human rights abuse against LGBT issues in their community in Siem Reap..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Ex-Drug Czar Asks for Death In Lieu of Jail.. The Cambodia Daily, 2011-12-23.. According to Nop Virak, a provincial monitor for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) who has been observing the trial form the start, one of the defense lawyers, Kar Savuth, said his client was in fact “a leader of cracking down on drug smuggling”.. Moek Dara Defense Wants Charges Dropped.. The Cambodia Daily, 2011-12-22.. Trial observer Nop Viral, provincial monitor for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) , said yesterday that while the defends sought to overturn charges under Articles 34, they were willing to accept charges under the Untac law which carries significantly shorter sentencing.. Scant Justice Expected From Khmer Rouge Trials.. The EpochTimes, 2011-12-22.. Many groups want the U.. N.. to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of political interference and they want the U.. to push for cases 003 and 004 to go ahead.. “It is not enough to push the matter aside and hope that it will be forgotten,” wrote Ou  ...   tantamount to running an organized crime unit.. Oral Statements Begin in Moek Dara Trial.. The Cambodia Daily, 2011-12-20.. Nop Virak, a provincial monitor at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights who has been observing the case since the beginning, said that both Mr.. Leng and Mr.. Dara provided statements during the session expressing optimism that the court would deliver them "justice.. Trio of Moek Dara cases heard.. PPP, 2011-12-20.. Nop Virak, a Cambodian Center for Human Rights monitor who attend court yesterday, said that in Case 4, a witness said he had given a bribe of $20,000 to Moek Dara.. Legacy of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.. The Plat Form, 2011-12-17.. On Monday 5 December, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia ‘ECCC’), better known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, started hearing evidence in Case 002.. After waiting for over 30 years, the Cambodian people have finally got the opportunity to witness the case against the leaders of the Khmer Rouge, and hope to see justice done.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: CCHR calls for the immediate appointment of KRT judge.. Released on 2012-01-12.. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) echoes the concerns of the United Nations (UN) about the stalled appointment of the new co-investigating judge at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.. Today, it was reported in the Phnom Penh Post (Delay in appointing judge worries UN) that the spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated in an email that the UN is concerned that more than three months after the resignation of the International Co-investigating Judge Siegfried Blunk, the Supreme Council of Magistracy (SCM) has not appointed the Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge, Laurent Kasper-Ansermet of Switzerland, to replace him.. Efforts to Seek Suspension of Judges for Alleged Procedural Failings Obscures Flaws in the Law.. Released on 2012-01-05.. Yesterday, 4 January 2012, it was reported in The Cambodia Daily (“Punish Judges in Case of Hun Sen’s Cousin, Lawyer Says”) that a lawyer, Mr Kao Ty, had filed a complaint with the Supreme Council of the Magistracy (the “SCM”) accusing three judges of bias and calling for the SCM to either transfer the judges from their workplace or suspend them from duty if misconduct on their part is found to have occurred.. Mr Kao states that the judges had abused the Code of Criminal Procedure 2007 (the “Code”) and violated the laws of the Cambodian Bar Association.. Over 500 Criminal Trials Monitored in Fair Trial Study.. Released on 2012-01-04.. Following six months of daily monitoring of criminal hearings in the First Instance Courts of Phnom Penh and Kandal, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) releases the results of its third biannual “Fair Trial Rights in Cambodia” report (the “Report”).. The Report contains data from a study of 585 trials, involving 1,029 accused, monitored between 1 July to 31 December 2010, and analyzes both improvements in the courts’ adherence to fair trial standards, and continued shortfalls.. CCHR condemns Royal Pardon and premature release of convicted pedophiles.. Released on 2011-12-29.. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) condemns the premature release from prison of three convicted pedophiles.. On 27 December, 2011, it was reported in the Phnom Penh Post (“Anger over pedophile pardons”), that in addition to the pardon and release of Russian Alexander Trofimov and German Alexander Watrin, a third pedophile, Dutch national Rene Paul Martin Aubel, sentenced to 10 years for sex crimes against six boys in 2005, was released from prison on 23 December, 2011 after receiving a royal pardon.. Watrin was convicted of sex crimes against four boys under the age of 15 and was released early after serving only seven years of his 10-year sentence.. Judge’s split decisions fail the victims of the Khmer Rouge.. Released on 2011-11-04.. Today, 4 November 2011, it was reported in the Phnom Penh Post, in an article titled, “Khmer Rouge tribunal judges split once more” that the Pre-Trial Chamber at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (the “ECCC”) failed to reach the super-majority necessary to come to a decision regarding International Co-Prosecutor Andrew Cayley’s request for further investigative action in Case 003.. The three national judges approved the actions of National Co-Prosecutor Chea Leang, who opposes Cases 003 and 004, while the two international judges aligned their support with the actions of Cayley, who has advocated strongly for full investigations into Case 003.. Judge Blunk’s resignation leaves little doubt as to RGC interference in Khmer Rouge Tribunal.. Released on 2011-10-10.. It was announced today, 10 October 2011, in a press release titled “Press Release by The International Co-Investigation Judge” (the “Press Release”) by Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (the “ECCC”) that the International Co-Investigating Judge, Judge Siegfried Blunk, has submitted his resignation to the Secretary-General as of 8 October 2011.. Judge Blunk was appointed in December 2010.. CCHR calls on ECCC to address underlying causes of leaking of confidential information.. Released on 2011-09-01.. The Office of the Co-Investigating Judges (the “OCIJ”) at Cambodia's United Nations backed war crimes court – the Extraordinary Chambers in the  ...   to set a new precedent by imposing an obligation on all citizens to not only refrain from speaking their minds but to ensure they don’t associate, even unwittingly, with those who do.. ”.. Blurred separation of powers serves the political objectives of the executive.. Released on 2011-03-16.. In response to the news that Sam Rainsy had been removed from the National Assembly, Ou Virak, President of CCHR, a non-political, independent, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights throughout Cambodia.. Supreme Court ruling in case of Thach Saveth raises more questions then answers.. Released on 2011-03-02.. The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”) today, 2 March 2011, ordered the provisional release of Thach Saveth from detention – albeit under judicial supervision – on account of a lack of evidence and the length of time that he has already spent in detention and has sent the case back down to the Court of Appeal to be re-considered.. Thach Saveth has been in prison since 2004 since being convicted of and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the murder of Free Trade Union of Workers in the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) Ros Sovannareth.. CCHR releases Legal Analysis of the criminal convictions of Sam Rainsy.. Released on 2011-02-22.. On the eve of the Supreme Court Hearing, CCHR President.. Ou Virak.. stated: “This is a showcase of the absence of any separation of powers of government in Cambodia.. The convictions against Sam Rainsy may leave the country’s largest opposition party without a leader at the next general election.. What is most concerning is that the legislature, in removing his immunity, and the judiciary, in convicting him with little or no bases, have been the means through which this political end of the executive has been achieved.. CCHR to Monitor Trial of Wife of Prominent Businessman.. Released on 2011-01-04.. Conviction evidence of government attempt to remove SAM RAINSY from politics.. Released on 2010-09-23.. CCHR condemns the political ruling by the Phnom Penh Capital Court of First that found Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy guilty of falsifying public documents and disinformation.. Today’s conviction is another in a series of politicised judicial measures against Sam Rainsy.. CCHR welcomes report by special rapporteur and calls for government to lead judicial reform.. Released on 2010-09-22.. CCHR welcomes the latest report from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia.. The Report, dated 16 September 2010, examines the effectiveness of the Cambodian judiciary in promoting and protecting human rights.. CCHR calls on the Royal Government of Cambodia to review the content and recommendations closely and embrace the opportunities to work with the many willing partners available to help strengthen the judiciary and its capacity to protect the rights of Cambodians.. Human Trafficking Trials in Cambodia.. Released on 2010-08-18.. New CCHR Report "Human Trafficking trials in Cambodia" finds victims rights need increased attention.. The Duch Trial - A Good Example for the Cambodian Courts.. Released on 2010-07-26.. CCHR congratulates the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on the delivery of its verdict in the case of Kaing Guek Eav “Duch".. The trial constitutes an important model for the domestic courts in terms of procedure and the rights of the accused.. In this regard, the CCHR welcomes the five year reduction in the sentence given to Duch as a result of his illegal detention.. CCHR Trial Monitoring Project releases first BI-ANNUAL Report : Fair Trial Rights in Cambodia.. Released on 2010-07-14.. CCHR today releases its first bi-annual report entitled “Fair Trial Rights in Cambodia” produced by the Trial Monitoring Project.. The purpose of the Project is to monitor trials in Cambodia in order to assess their fairness against international and Cambodian fair trial standards.. MU SOCHUA's unfair trial reflective of a broken Cambodian judicial system.. Released on 2010-07-13.. CCHR releases a legal analysis of the fairness of the judicial process resulting in the conviction of Mu Sochua and calls for a campaign for justice in Cambodia..

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    Descriptive info: Sixth Bi-annual Report “Fair Trial Rights in Cambodia”.. Released on 2013-12-04.. This report on “Fair Trial Rights in Cambodia” (the “Report”) is an output of the Cambodian Trial Monitoring Project implemented by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”).. CCHR’s vision is of a non-violent Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”), in which people enjoy their fundamental human rights, are treated equally, are empowered to participate in democracy and share the benefits of Cambodia’s development.. Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures A Handbook for Criminal Procedure in Cambodian Courts.. Released on 2013-08-26.. 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.. Fifth Bi-annual Report “Fair Trial Rights in Cambodia”.. Released on 2012-11-15.. This Bi-Annual Report on fair trial rights in Cambodia (the “Report”) is a result of the work of the Cambodian Trial Monitoring Project (the “Project”), that was implemented by CCHR.. It presents and analyzes data collected from 463 trials involving 915 accused which were monitored at Phnom Penh Capital City Court of First Instance (the “Phnom Penh Court”), BanteayMeanchey Provincial Court of First Instance  ...   as well as guidance on how to develop a trial monitoring project.. Third Bi-Annual Report: Fair Trial Rights - One Year Progress.. This bi-annual report on fair trial rights in Camboidia (the "Report") is an output of the Cambodia Trial Monitoring Project (the "Project"), implemented by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights ("CCHR").. It presents and analyzes data collected from the monitoring of 585 trials involving 1029 accused at Phnom Penh Capital Court of First Instance (the "Phnom Penh Court") and Kandal Provincial Court of First Instance (the "Kandal Court") between July 1 and December 31, 2010 (the "Third Reporting Period").. This is the third bi-annual Report"), in July 2010 and second bi-annual report (the "Second Bi-annual Reprot"), in March 2011.. Second Bi-annual Report "Fair Trial Rights in Cambodia".. This report is an output of the Cambodian Trial Monitoring Project (the "Project"), implemented by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights ("CCHR").. The purpose of the Project is to act as an independent and impartial monitor of criminal trials in Cambodia, and to collect data that can be analyzed to identify strengths and weaknesses in the justice system.. The Project is integrated into and supports wider efforts by the Royal Government of Cambodia and international donors to strengthen and reform the justice system..

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    Descriptive info: Leaflet on 2011 Key Trial Monitoring Statistics from the Phnom Penh Capital Court of First Instance.. Released on 2012-03-28.. This leaflet illustrates the important statistical information gathered by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights’ (“CCHR”) Trial Monitoring Project in 2011.. Series on Fair Trial Rights and Rule of Law - Human Trafficking Trials in Cambodia in 2011.. Released on 2012-01-26.. Cambodian men, women, and children are trafficked for sexual and labor exploitation throughout South East Asia.. In 2008, the Law on the Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation (the “LHTSE”) was introduced in an effort to increase the rate of successful prosecutions for human trafficking offenders in Cambodia.. Prohibition on Retroactive Application of Criminal Law: New Provisions of the Penal Code.. Released on 2011-12-15.. It is a fundamental principle of criminal law that no one can be found guilty of a criminal offense for an act or omission that did not constitute a crime at the time the alleged action or omission took place (Article 15 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 3 of the Penal Code).. Additionally, a heavier penalty may not be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time of the offense.. If,  ...   to legal representation is fundamental to ensuring a fair trial and is enshrined in the Constitution of Cambodia.. This right means that all those accused of an offense have a right to be present at their trial and to defend themselves, either in person or through legal representation of their choosing.. Key Trial Monitoring Statistics: January to December 2010.. Released on 2011-08-24.. This leaflet illustrates the important statistical information gathered by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights’ (“CCHR”) Trial Monitoring Project in 2010.. The right not to be compelled to confess guilt - World Torture Day 26 June 2011.. Released on 2011-06-23.. This International Day in Support of Victims of Torture the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) supports victims of torture and condemns the practice of torture.. Torture is a heinous crime and is especially repugnant when utilized by law enforcement personnel to extract confessions of guilt from those accused of a crime.. Allegations of violence or coercion leveled at police erode the public’s trust in police and the wider justice system as a whole.. Any evidence obtained by such means must be deemed inadmissible by the courts.. Perpetrators of torture must be brought to justice after an investigation by an independent preventative mechanism..

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    Descriptive info: Implementation of Fair Trial Rights in Three Cambodian Courts.. Trial Monitoring Project on 2014-01-08 in CCHR.. On 8 January 2014, TMP held a radio show discussing on the implementation of fair trial rights in Cambodian courts after CCHR published a sixth bi-annual report on fair trial rights in Cambodia on 4 December 2013.. There were some several positive practices of the Courts such as right to a public hearing, presumption of innocence, evidentiary rights, and right to adequate time and facilities to prepare for the defense.. However, there were still negative and worrying issues to be improved related to pre-trial detention, failure of judges to explanation rights to individual accused, legal representation, and juvenile justice etc.. Judicial Independence.. Trial Monitoring Project on 2013-12-04 in CCHR.. On 04 December 2013, TMP conducted a radio talk show highlighting the functioning and power of the judiciary.. Under the Cambodian constitution, judicial power is an independent power separating from the executive and legislative powers.. However, there have been much criticism regarding the performance of the courts which lead to the loss of public belief and confidence due to lack of independence of the judges and prosecutors.. Absence of the Law on Organization and Function of the Courts and Law on the Status of Judges and Prosecutors are key factor to influence and hamper the court’s performance independently in line with both domestic and international law.. CCHR also provided concrete recommendations to address the issues and those recommendations contain in the Briefing Note on Judicial Reform published 14 July 2013.. The International Day to End Impunity.. Trial Monitoring Project on 2013-11-20 in CCHR.. On 20 November 2013, TMP had a joint radio talk show  ...   Trial Monitoring Database.. Trial Monitoring Project on 2013-10-16 in #798, St 99, Sangkat Boeng Trabek, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Kigdom of Cambodia.. On 16 October 2013, Trial Monitoring Project organized a radio talk show on “Trial Monitoring Database”.. Handbook on pre-trial and trial procedure in the Cambodian courts.. Trial Monitoring Project on 2013-09-11 in CCHR.. On 11 September 2013, TMP held a radio show presenting the ‘Handbook on pre-trial and trial procedure in the Cambodian courts’ that was released by the project on 26 August 2013, seeking to provide an easy-to-understand overview of the requirements of criminal procedure as stipulated in the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the public and legal professionals.. Points raised during the radio show included pre-trial procedures (police interrogation, prosecution and investigation stages) as well as the trial process and appeal rights.. The Use of Pre-Trial Detention in Cambodian Courts.. Trial Monitoring Project on 2013-08-14 in CCHR.. On 14 August, 2013, Trial Monitoring Project discusses about pre-trial detention measures taken by the Cambodian courts.. In principle, the charged person shall have the right to liberty in line with both domestic and international law.. However, pre-trial detention may be used by the investigating judge in some specific circumstances under Articles 203 – 205 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Cambodia.. The show also raises great concerns of this practice because TMP found out during its monitoring activities that 80% to 88% of the total monitored trials in each reporting period have been put under pre-trial detention.. For further details, please read the briefing note of the use of pre-trial detention with concrete recommendations published by CCHR dated 14 July, 2013..

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