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Local rights group Adhoc on Thursday called on Prime Minister Hun Sen and other government officials to hold regular meetings with NGOs in order to better understand the human rights situation in the country.
The defense team for Khieu Samphan, who was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for crimes against humanity, wants the judges behind the guilty verdict to be disqualified if the Khmer Rouge tribunal moves ahead with the next phase of the trial.
Despite destroying several thousand bomblets last year, the government still has not signed the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, according to a new report.
Even within the country’s notoriously overcrowded prison system, inmates in the northern province of Oddar Meanchey live in particularly harsh conditions.
Despite a series of violent clashes in which government forces shot dead seven people over the course of the last year, the human rights situation in the country is heading in a positive direction, U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi said in his final report on Cambodia.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday extended a message of “cordial congratulations” to his newly elected Thai counterpart, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who was appointed as Prime Minister on Thursday by a handpicked assembly of lawmakers after taking over the country in a military coup three months ago.
Concerns continued to mount on Friday over the secrecy of a pending deal between the Australian and Cambodian governments that would see refugees detained on the South Pacific island of Nauru sent to Cambodia.
The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is the guardian of several hundred diaries, mostly written covertly during the Khmer Rouge regime, when such an activity could lead to severe punishment.
On a busy street corner behind O’Russei market in Phnom Penh, a man meticulously prepared one piece of roti flatbread after another at his spotless food cart on Friday as his cousin took orders.
Almost a week after the Khmer Rouge tribunal found Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity, a panel that included government and court spokespeople, a defense lawyer and a survivor of the regime came together at Meta House on Wednesday night to discuss the court’s past and its future.
A day after three of their community members were arrested following a violent encounter with police, about 50 villagers from Kompong Chhnang province forged ahead with a peaceful march toward Phnom Penh on Wednesday, but were temporarily blocked by police officials in Russei Keo district.
Im Chaem, one of three suspects in the government-opposed Case 004 at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, has allegedly been summoned to appear for questioning, according to a district governor in Oddar Meanchey province. Im Chaem, 68, is accused of coordinating purges in the Northwest Zone as a Khmer Rouge cadre in the 1970s.
Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan woke on Friday as guilty men, sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for crimes against humanity by a panel of judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, whose decision will eventually be either upheld or reversed by the Supreme Court Chamber when both legal teams file appeals.
In a small room in the Neurology Department of Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital on Friday morning, four doctors marked a special day, becoming the hospital’s first staffers to receive certificates in how to evaluate and treat swallowing problems.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people continue to face discrimination in Cambodia and more needs to be done to legislate for members of the community to ensure they have the same rights as other citizens, according to a new report.
Thirty-nine years after Phnom Penh was forcibly emptied by gun-toting Khmer Rouge soldiers, setting off a chain of events in which an estimated 1.7 million people died, leaders of the regime were on Thursday found guilty of crimes against humanity.
The Khmer Rouge’s “Brother Number 2” Nuon Chea and its former head of state Khieu Samphan were on Thursday found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison by a panel of judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
On Thursday, the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal will find either innocent or guilty two of the remaining members of the Khmer Rouge nucleus, who were tried for a total of 222 days over nearly three years on charges of crimes against humanity.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday sent CNRP President Sam Rainsy a draft of the CPP’s amendment to the Constitution and election law, which notably excluded any reference to immunity for members of what would be the new election management body, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said.
Members of the Electoral Reform Alliance (ERA) on Thursday decried a lack of transparency from the CPP and CNRP working groups that are hammering out the details of an agreement reached last week to end a nearly yearlong boycott of parliament by the opposition.