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Cambodia Seeks to Drop Pending Charges Against Unionists in About-Face on Labor

Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor on Thursday asked all union leaders and labor activists who have court cases pending against them to report to the ministry so it can work with justice officials to have the charges dropped, in a move by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s authoritarian regime to alleviate pressure from the international community over his human rights record.

Judges Split on Whether Cambodia Tribunal Can Pursue Khmer Rouge Commander

Cambodian and foreign investigating judges issued conflicting rulings on Wednesday on whether a United Nations-backed tribunal, which this month convicted two senior leaders of genocide, should move forward with prosecution of the next potential defendant.

A repressive anniversary marked in Cambodia

One year after the forced dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, there are few signs PM Hun Sen plans to dismantle his de facto one-party state any time soon.

Cambodian Villagers Protest Sand-Dredging Operation in Protected Zone

At least 10 ethnic Phnorng villagers protested on Monday in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri  province to demand an end to a sand-dredging operation carried out in a wildlife sanctuary in the Bou Sra commune of the province’s Pech Chreada district, local sources said.

Decades after Khmer Rouge terror, some justice

Greater Lowell Cambodian-Americans find healing with conviction of regime's leaders.

Cambodian Inventor Shares Creative Insights, Plans for the Future

After two years at university, Thul Rithy decided to quit, opting to teach himself English and explore the country by bicycle to gain inspiration.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal: Will Chea and Samphan’s appeals bring the trials to an...

Last week the Khmer Rouge tribunal handed down a historic verdict against two elderly leaders of the regime that claimed at least 1.7 million lives, legally declaring for the first time that genocide had occurred in Cambodia in the 1970s.

ASEAN may be forced to choose between US, China: Cambodia PM’s son

Southeast Asian nations may soon have to "choose sides" between the US and China in their ongoing trade war, the political heir to Cambodia's strongman ruler Hun Sen warned Wednesday in rare public comments.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Era in the Spotlight with Guilty Verdicts

Despite two sentencings, questions on the quest for justice remain.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Denies Reports of Plans For Chinese Naval Base

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday dismissed U.S. concerns that he would grant China the right to build a military base in his country, saying such a move would violate the constitution.

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.

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in Cambodia’s ‘Nuremberg’ moment

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are the two most senior living leaders of regime that presided over deaths of at least 1.7 million in Cambodia.

EU Prepares to Withdraw Cambodia From Trade Scheme

The World Bank has warned that Cambodia’s economy will face increased risks if the EU presses ahead with Cambodia’s expulsion from the scheme.

Fear, Paranoia Stalks Former Opposition Officials a Year After Party Outlawed

The CNRP was the country’s largest political party and the only party to win seats in parliament in the 2013 election.

Verdict Due Against Khmer Rouge Leaders for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

The verdict this Friday focuses on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed at worksites, cooperatives, security centers and execution sites, including the infamous S-21 prison in Phnom Penh.

Coalition Calls on UN Expert to Investigate Claims of State-Backed Land Grabs in Cambodia

A global coalition of grassroots groups of small food producers and food sovereignty advocates has called on a United Nations expert to probe allegations of state-perpetrated land grabs in Cambodia ahead of an upcoming review of the human rights situation in the country.

Aspiring architect-turned-artist derives comfort from painting

It sounds strange for someone who studied drawing and designing buildings to become a successful painter.

65th Anniversary of Independence Day

Thousands of government officials and students join the celebration of Cambodia's 65th anniversary of its Independence Day on November 9, 2018, at the Independence Monument and the Royal Palace.

UN Rights Envoy Calls for More Participation, Accountability From Cambodia

Rhona Smith said the government’s development strategy was dependent on a free press and vibrant civil society, as well as fair access to justice and accountability for officials.

Cambodian workers weigh the cost of EU’s stand on human rights

The European Union is planning to end its special trade status with Cambodia over human rights abuses in the garment and sugar industries. That would be a double-edged sword for Cambodian workers.

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