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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights.. Land Reform Project.. 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.. 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 Land Reform Project is a new approach to promoting human rights related to land disputes throughout Cambodia.. The Project will implement cooperation over a broad scope of activities with governmental representatives, other NGOs, community based organizations (CBOs) and political party representatives in order to initiate a positive debate amongst the stakeholders toward a more effective management of the land right violations.. The overall objective of the project is to reform of the legal, institutional and policy framework that facilitates the widespread transfer of land from vulnerable and marginalized groups to a wealthy, political and economic elite together with the achievement of land security and tenure for all Cambodians.. Therefore, the Project will organize a series of Roundtables discussion and policy platform for the participants to scrutinize the laws, policies and institutions that regulate the land sector and the formulation of recommendations for land reform.. Moreover, the Project aims at improving the role of civil society in promoting human rights by providing them with the opportunity to address their concerns and push for democratic reforms of the land sector in the perspective of the legislative and national elections.. Research activities, including field investigations, will also be undertaken for the production of a global report on the legal, institutional and decision-making process components of the land reform occurring today in Cambodia.. Why ?.. Land violations are the most prominent and prevalent form of human rights violation occuring in Cambodia today.. In the after math of the Khmer Rouge era, the transition from a  ...   will have the opportunity to express their views and share their experiences on land rights violations directly with the different stakeholders before the election in order to influence the land reform process.. How ?.. CCHR Land Reform Project is implementing a broad set of activities in order to improve the human rights and legal standards directly related to land issues.. Report on the Situation of Land in Cambodia.. : CCHR Land Reform Project team is currently drafting a report that addresses the entire land problem – rather than a number of individual cases – including the legislative, institutional and policy shortcomings;.. Awareness and understanding of the situation of land in Cambodia.. : This includes the daily monitoring of land conflicts, contacting government ministries and UN agencies, mapping individual cases, printing documents for distribution, broadcasting information, publishing all relevant information ;.. Recommendations for legal, institutional and policy reform.. : This includes meeting with stakeholders, designing and organizing 6 Roundtables and discussing land issues with civil society representatives and political parties ;.. In the run-up to the elections, providing a platform to all political parties to outline their policies on land.. : This includes conducting a policy platform inviting all the political parties, recording and broadcasting the policy platform on radio and publishing and disseminating a report on land policies.. Who ?.. CCHR Land Reform Project team is cooperating with a broad set of actors, including government officials, community representatives, individuals affected by land conflicts, representatives of political parties and human rights activists throughout Cambodia.. The project in the scope of cooperation with the above mentioned targeted groups is seeking to ensure that the new government has clear legal, institutional, and policy reform agenda and that the ordinary public and communities - including women, children, disabled people, minorities and indigenous people - affected by land conflicts together with HRDs, CSOs, and the political opposition, have a concrete project for land reform advocacy after the general election in 2013.. Project Presentation..

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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.. CCHR produces 4 fact sheets every month, covering one of four topics:.. Rule of Law Series.. This series of two-page fact sheets reviews Cambodian laws - past, present and future - and provides an overview of CCHR’s key concerns and recommendations, in addition to some background information on the rationale behind the law and the consultation process to date (if applicable).. CCHR classifies each law according to whether it is consistent with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia (the "Constitution") and applicable domestic and international law.. Laws that are classified green are acceptable in the opinion of CCHR; laws classified yellow contain a number of concerns that should be reviewed and amended; and laws classified red are draconian or in violation of the Constitution and/or applicable domestic and international law, and should therefore be rejected, annulled or  ...   freedom in question and its status in Cambodia.. Case Studies Series.. This series of two-page fact sheets takes a selection of case studies that CCHR considers interesting, relevant, and reflecting a certain human rights angle.. The fact sheet provides an overview of the case in question, setting out some of CCHR's key concerns and recommendations, in addition to some background information on the case.. Institutions Review Series.. This series of two-page fact sheets reviews Cambodian institutions and provides an overview of CCHR’s key concerns and recommendations.. CCHR examines each institution according to how the institution is composed legally, how it operates, whether it abides by the principle of separation of powers, and other legal and constitutional considerations.. When institutions are found to have a number of problems, including when their independence and/or integrity is compromised or when they are in violation of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia and/or applicable domestic and international law, CCHR proposes recommendations related to their legal make-up and/or structure..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Released on 2013-12-20.. 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.. THE HUB, CAMBODIA’S GARMENT FACTORIES & LGBT.. Released on 2013-09-27.. This edition of the Sithi Project newsletter highlights new and noteworthy activities undertaken over the past several months: regular trainings for human rights enthusiasts within CCHR’s new technology-focused “Sithi Hub,” a map of garment factories operating throughout Cambodia, and the new Rainbow Khmer Portal – CCHR’s one-stop shop for information related to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) Cambodians.. Human Rights Portal – Sithi.. Lives of Female candidates in National Assembly Election 2013 in Cambodia.. Released on 2013-07-26.. This leaflet profiles seven women who stood as candidates in the 2013 National Assembly Election (“NA Elections”) in Cambodia: Ms.. Kun Kimly from the Cambodian Nationality Party (“CNP”), Lok Chum teav.. Phon Phalla from FUNCINPEC party, Mrs.. Sok Rat Sovann Panhchakseila from the Republican Democracy Party (“RDP”), Lok Chum Teav Sun Saphoeun from the Cambodian People’s Party (“CPP”), Mrs.. Pen Chanto from the Khmer Economic Development Party (“KEDP”), Mrs.. Kun Lom Ang from the Cambodian National Rescue Party (“CNRP”) and Mrs.. Meng Volark from the League for Democracy Party (“LDP”).. CCHR’s Hotline in 2012 and a New Human Rights  ...   elections.. The four women come from four different provinces: Ms.. Ear Chanthol, commune chief, Kienchrey commune, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham province; Ms.. Pich Sreyphal, first deputy, Trapaeng Chorng commune, Bakan district, Pursat province; Ms.. Chea Sipheng, second deputy, Korkithom commune, Kiensvay district, Kandal province; and Mis.. Ny Romdoul, second deputy, Preaek Luong commune, Aek Phnum district, Battambang province.. Highlighting the Gap between Commitment and Reality.. Released on 2012-08-03.. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) Sithi Project today releases the fifth edition of our bi-monthly project newsletter titled “Highlighting the Gap between Commitment and Reality”.. The focus of the newsletter is Sithi’s two newest features – a map of acid attacks in Cambodia from 2009 to 2012 and a data analysis of the latest Commune/Sangkat Elections in June 2012 – which highlight the need for the Royal Government of Cambodia to follow-up on its commitments to address human rights issues with concrete initiatives.. A Quarterly Newsletter on Human Rights Activism Issue 5 - Results Based Empowerment.. Released on 2012-07-16.. This issue of the Cambodian Human Rights Network (HRN) Project newsletter series examines the progress regarding the implementation of the Human Rights Network Project (“the Project”), more particularly the partnering of Target Beneficiaries, linking them together and increasing their capacities through training in documentation and advocacy, land law, Pre-Trial Procedures and Complaint Writing.. Previous.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. Next..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Released on 2014-01-03.. 2013 saw an upsurge in the number of demonstrations in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”),with hundreds of thousands of people taking their complaints to the public forum.. From protests by garment workers and victims of forced evictions, to rallies by the political opposition, the end of the year was marked by daily news of demonstrations.. Briefing Note.. Legal Analysis of the Criminal Case Against Ex-Bavet Governor Chhouk Bandith and Police Chief Sar Chantha Arising from the Shooting of Kaoway Factory Workers on 20 February 2012.. Released on 2013-11-23.. On 25 June 2013, Chhouk Bandith , ex-Bavet City Governor (the "Defendant"), was found guilty of "causing involuntary bodily harm" (the "Charges") under Article 236 of the Cambodian Criminal Code 2009 (the Penal Code"),.. Legal Analysis.. Severance of Proceedings in Case 002 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.. Released on 2013-10-14.. This Briefing Note aims at summarizing developments in the long-awaited trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan (“Case 002”) at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the “ECCC”).. Recommendations for Reform for the New Royal Government of Cambodia.. Released on 2013-09-10.. This Briefing  ...   Yorm Bopha (Criminal Case Number 1560).. Released on 2013-09-03.. On 27 December 2012, Yorm Bopha (the “Defendant”), land rights activist from the Boeng Kak area of Phnom Penh, was found guilty of “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” under Article 218 of the Cambodian Criminal Code 2009 (the “Penal Code”) and was sentenced to three years in prison.. Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia.. Released on 2013-08-22.. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), PEN International, Cambodian PEN, International Publishers Association (IPA), ARTICLE 19, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL) and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) welcome the opportunity to contribute to the second cycle of the UPR process of the Kingdom of Cambodia (Cambodia).. Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia 18th Session January/February 2014.. This submission was written by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights1 and the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+),2 in collaboration with the Sexual Rights Initiative3 (SRI).. This submission provides an overview of the general situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Cambodia, looking at the legislative context.. 5.. 6.. 7..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: Released on 2013-12-12.. As noted by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia (the “Special Rapporteur”) last August at the United Nations (“UN”) Human Rights Council, “Land rights continue to be a major issue in this country.. ”1 Conflict over land – combined with the widespread and systematic violation of land rights – is one of the most prominent human rights problems faced by Cambodians throughout the country, one whose roots can be traced to the abolition of private ownership when the Khmer Rouge took over power in 1975.. Politics in the Kingdom: Increasing Female Representation 2013 National Assembly Elections.. Released on 2013-12-05.. Following the National Assembly (“NA”) elections held on 28 July 2013, this Supplement provides an analysis of the data resulting from these elections with regards to female representation in the NA as well as with appointed positions.. Promote Women`s Political Representation in Cambodia.. 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,  ...   any functioning democracy.. Without the right to seek and impart information, to hold opinions and to engage in debate, citizens cannot meaningfully participate in the political lives of their nations.. Freedom of expression is also an important guarantor of other rights; allowing citizens to express dissatisfaction when their other rights are violated, for example.. 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.. Mini Report following National Political Platform Debate on “Special Measures to solve Women’s and Children’s issues in Cambodia” held in Phnom Penh on 3 July 2013.. Released on 2013-08-23.. This mini report summarizes the issues raised during the National Political Platform Debate entitled “Special Measures to Solve Women’s and Children’s Issues in Cambodia” (the “Debate”) held on 3 July in Phnom Penh.. The event was jointly organized with the collaboration of a number of non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) and civil society organizations (“CSOs”), details of which are provided in the Annex to this report.. 8..

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  • Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights
    Descriptive info: CCHR Alert.. Date Issue on 2014-01-06.. Human Rights Defenders.. Date Issue on 2014-01-03.. Date Issue on 2013-12-05.. Freedom of Expression.. Harsh Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly at Wat Phnom Results in Five Injured.. Date Issue on 2013-10-18.. More use of unlawful force by Cambodian authorities on peaceful protesters.. Date Issue on 2013-09-23.. Phnom Penh authorities attempt to crack down on Boeung Kak community march.. Date Issue on 2013-09-04.. Ratanakkiri Provincial Court finds two accused not guilty in the case of murdered reporter.. Date Issue on 2013-08-28..

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    Descriptive info: Alert Detail.. Date Issue.. 2014-01-06.. Nature of violation.. Rights involved.. Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Assembly, Land Rights.. Brief Description.. Today, 6 January 2014, five land rights activists from Boeng Kak Lake were temporarily arrested in Phnom Penh.. At 8.. 00 am, Tep Vanny, Yorn Bopha, Bo Chhorvy, Phan Chhunreth and Song Sreiy Leap started a march to the French Embassy asking for the release of.. Vorn Pov.. and nine other peaceful demonstrators previously arrested on Thursday 2 January.. The five of them were arrested by the police at around 8.. 40 am and immediately taken to the Phnom Penh Municipal Police Station.. They were released at 4.. 45 pm only after they agreed to sign a letter stating that they will temporarily not engage in further protests.. Their arrest follows a ban on all demonstrations in Phnom Penh.. On 4 January the Ministry of Interior issued a press release temporarily banning all forms of assembly or marches until “public order and security is restored.. ” There is no specific end date to the ban.. Also on 4 January, the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall issued a letter to Sam Rainsy, leader of the opposition party Cambodian National Rescue Party (“CNRP”).. The letter answers the  ...   restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly were issued following violent clashes between garment workers demonstrators and the military police on Friday 3 January.. During the clashes, the military police indiscriminately and disproportionally used lethal force against the agitators, killing five persons.. Contact.. For more information, please contact Ms.. Chhay Chhunly, CCHR Human Rights Defender Project Coordinator via telephone at.. +855 (0) 17 528 021.. or email at.. chhunly.. chhay@cchrcambodia.. org.. or Ms.. Sorn Ramana, Freedom of Expression Project Coordinator via telephone at.. +855 (0) 17 655 591.. ramanasorn@cchrcambodia.. Notes to the Editor:.. CCHR, founded in November 2002, is a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights throughout Cambodia.. CCHR is a member of International Freedom of Expression Exchanges (IFEX), the global network for freedom of expression.. CCHR is also a member of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) SOS-Torture Network.. The Cambodian Human Rights Portal www.. sithi.. org is the 2011 winner of the Information Society Innovation Fund Award in the category of Rights and Freedoms and the 2013 winner of the Communication for Social Change Award, awarded by the Centre of Communication and Social Change at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia..

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