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International tribunal convicts former Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a Cambodian court that receives aid through the UN, convicted Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other violations of the Geneva Convention on Friday.  The cr (More)
Donor countries must defend Cambodian rights group after PM calls for its closure: HRW
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on donor governments to defend the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) , which Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the Interior Ministry to shut down. HRW reports that, in a speech give (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
Cambodia Supreme Court dissolves nation's primary opposition party
The Cambodia Supreme Court dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) , the nation's primary opposition party, on Thursday, effectively opening the door for Prime Minister Hun Sen to extend his 30-year reign as leader of the nation. The ru (More)
US Senate urges sanctions against Cambodia government
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday announced legislation proposing restrictions on senior Cambodian government officials. The legislation identifies several ways in which the Cambodian government "continues to be undemocratically d (More)
Former Cambodia Head of State denies committing genocide
Cambodia's former head of state on Friday rejected charges of crimes against humanity in his UN-assisted tribunal. The 85-year-old Khieu Samphan, who was head of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, said the allegations were concocted by neighboring (More)
Cambodia genocide tribunal dismisses charges against former Khmer Rouge member
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Wednesday dismissed charges against Im Chaem, a Buddhist nun suspected of playing a role in the Khmer Rouge regime. The judges in the case said they lacked jurisdiction to decide Im Cha (More)
Cambodia court upholds life sentences of Khmer Rouge officials
The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia upheld the life sentences of two top Khmer Rouge officials Wednesday while reversing in part and affirming in part a list of their convictions. The court held the c (More)
Cambodia government formally exiles opposition leader
The government of Cambodia formally exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) , after the cabinet ordered the nation's immigration officials to prevent him from entering the country. Rainsy (More)
UN rights office 'deeply worried' about Cambodia situation
A spokesperson from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern on Tuesday regarding the intimidation of opposition politicians and peaceful protesters in Cambodia. The comments were spurred by a recent show of force (More)
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