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Cambodia mulls law to restore opposition politicians’ rights

Cambodia's parliament will consider legislation to allow politicians banned from political activity to have the ban lifted, a measure that long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's government is touting as a step "to strengthen democracy and political space."

Cambodia frees 32 surrogate mothers after they vow to keep their babies following

Surrogacy was banned in 2016 because the country was becoming a popular destination for foreign would-be parents.

Cambodian official says Khmer Rouge tribunal’s work is done

A top Cambodian government official has reiterated his government's intention to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Experts weigh the record of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal

After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group’s heinous actions. Was it worth it?

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal’s last gasp

The U.N.-assisted international tribunal in Cambodia judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people will issue verdicts Friday in perhaps the last such trial.

UN researcher calls for Cambodia to speed up trials

The U.N.’s specially appointed researcher on human rights in Cambodia expressed concern Thursday over the country’s use of pre-trial detention and its failure to conduct trials speedily.

Facing deportation, Cambodian refugee who killed as 14-year-old seeks pardon

A governor's pardon doesn't automatically stop deportation proceedings, but it eliminates the convictions on which authorities based their deportation.

SE Asia microcosm: 2 contrasting leaders address the UN

Two veteran Southeast Asian leaders who appeared at the United Nations on Friday present a microcosm of a dynamic region enjoying rapid economic growth but struggling to fan away egregious human rights problems that follow it like a bad smell.

Honda says he is preparing Cambodian soccer for the future

Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda, recently named general manager of Cambodia's national team, said Sunday he will concentrate on building up its players for the future.

Cambodia’s longtime leader Hun Sen begins another term

Cambodia's one-party legislature on Thursday confirmed Prime Minister Hun Sen for another five-year term, cementing his status as one of the world's longest-serving leaders.

Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

A court in Cambodia on Thursday extended by six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, the leader of the now-dissolved main opposition party who already has been held for a year on a treason charge.

Friday verdict for Australian filmmaker’s Cambodian trial

The trial of an Australian filmmaker accused of endangering Cambodia’s national security concluded Wednesday with the prosecution insisting that he had engaged in journalism in order to carry out spying.

Cambodia pardons more jailed opposition members

Fourteen anti-government activists were given pardons Monday that will free them from long prison terms, the latest in a series of releases engineered by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen after his party's election sweep last month.

Asian Games: Gold for Cambodia by Californian born in Texas

At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.

Cambodia court views work of accused Australian filmmaker

A court in Cambodia on Friday viewed some of the work produced by an Australian filmmaker charged with endangering national security by flying a drone over an opposition party rally last year.

Australian on trial in Cambodia testifies he is not a spy

An Australian filmmaker on trial in Cambodia on charges of endangering national security defended himself Thursday under cross-examination, declaring the evidence shows he is a journalist, not a spy or political operative.

Hun Sen considering amnesty for Cambodian prisoners

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that he is considering a “huge amnesty” for prisoners so that those released will have a chance to correct their mistakes.

30 people deported by United States arrive in Cambodia

Thirty Cambodians who had been living in the United States arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday after being deported under a U.S. law that allows the repatriation of immigrants who have been convicted of felonies and have not become American citizens.

Cambodian king pardons 4 imprisoned land rights activists

A prominent leader of Cambodia’s land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon.

Melbourne Victory fine with Honda coaching Cambodia

Melbourne Victory are comfortable with an arrangement which will see midfielder Keisuke Honda take over as coach of Cambodia's national team.