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UN rights expert: Cambodia government using judiciary for political purposes
November 18, 2014
An independent UN human rights expert said Tuesday that Cambodia's government is manipulating the judiciary to silence opposition. The Special Rapporteur in Cambodia, Surya Subedi, emphasized recent arrests followed by mass convictions for a July 15 ant-igovernment demonstration highlight a recurr....... [more]

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested while entering Thailand
November 4, 2014
A founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested under an Interpol warrant on Monday when he was trying to cross from Laos into Thailand. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, along with other Pirate Bay co-founders, was convicted of aiding copyright infringement by a Swedish court in 2009, an....... [more]

Cambodia children facing violence: report
October 22, 2014
The Cambodian government on Wednesday released the findings of a survey showing the magnitude of violence against children throughout the country. Cambodia's Violence Against Children Survey, the first survey of its kind in East Asia and the Pacific region, was conducted in 2013 by the National Inst....... [more]

Khmer Rouge defense lawyers announce boycott of genocide trial
October 18, 2014
Defense lawyers for former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan announced Saturday their intent to boycott the second trial against their clients in the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) until the lawyers have had time to appeal the men's earlier....... [more]

Ex-Khmer Rouge genocide trial opens in Cambodia
October 17, 2014
The first trial judging charges of genocide against Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened on Friday with the prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution. Khieu Samphan, th....... [more]

Cambodia enacts regulation to protect entertainment workers
October 8, 2014
Cambodia on Wednesday enacted a regulation that will extend the same rights and protections to nightlife workers that the country's laws currently grant to other workers. The regulation, entitled "Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health Rules of Entertainment Service, Enterprises Establis....... [more]

UN rights expert commends Cambodia progress
September 25, 2014
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Surya Subedi on Wednesday commented on Cambodia's recent efforts in human rights protection, noting that while there have been improvements, there are still substantial problems in the judicial system. Subedi stated, "The situation i....... [more]

Court finds former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity
August 7, 2014
The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity committed between 17 April 1975 and December 1977. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. As the first top-level leaders....... [more]

Cambodia court releases garment worker protesters
May 31, 2014
A Cambodian court on Friday convicted 23 workers and activists for inciting violence during a mass garment workers' strike but suspended their jail sentence, which has caused a lot of controversy and international scrutiny. The ruling reverses the appeals court's decision in February, which refused....... [more]

Cambodia court sentences 13 men for treason
April 11, 2014
A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men, all members of the self-styled Khmer National Liberation Front, to prison for plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen's government. The government accused the men of plotting insurrection and "opposing the nation" by calling for Sen's removal, prim....... [more]

UN rights expert concerned over Cambodia legislative session
April 8, 2014
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya Subedi, issued a statement on Monday expressing concern that the Cambodian National Assembly went forward with its second session without the representative MPs of the opposition taking up their seats. Subedi urged the le....... [more]




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