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HRW: Cambodia should drop restrictive NGO legislation
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Cambodia to drop plans to revive a restrictive nongovernmental organizations (NGO) law. Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly said he would use the Law on Associations and Nongovernmental Organizations (LA (More)
Cambodia legislature appoints new electoral body
Cambodian lawmakers on Thursday voted by an overwhelming margin to approve a new electoral commission that promises to ensure fairness in the next national vote in 2018. The vote came after opposition leader Sam Rainsey criticized the electoral comm (More)
Former Khmer Rouge member charged with crimes against humanity
The UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Friday charged mid-ranking former Khmer Rouge cadre Ao An with crimes against humanity. The charges allege that An, 79, carried out crimes at an execution site and in two se (More)
HRW: Cambodia must act on criminal charges against Khmer Rouge leaders
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Monday on the Cambodian government to act on criminal charges brought against former Khmer Rouge leaders. Earlier this month an international judge for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) ch (More)
Cambodia passes controversial new election laws
Cambodia's Parliament on Thursday passed two controversial new election laws that rights groups are criticizing as ill-conceived and potentially damaging to free speech. The laws represent a compromise between the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and (More)
Cambodia Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects
The UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) charged two new suspects on Tuesday, despite a warning by the country's prime minister not to add new defendants. The ECCC announced that former Khmer Rouge navy chief Meas Muth (More)
Cambodian commander admits to using force against opposition
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday accused a Cambodia leader of human rights abuse, reporting that the commander of the nation's gendarmerie admitted to using force against opposing individuals such as anti-government demonstrators and protesters (More)
UN rights expert calls for greater efforts to prevent genocide
As part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp (USHMM backgrounder), UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Wednesday called for an examination of why genocide continues to be (More)
Impediments to Justice and Recognition in the Khmer Rouge Tribunals
JURIST Guest Columnist Yvonne Y. Kwan, doctoral candidate of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses the politics surrounding the Khmer Rouge genocide tribunals ...Political narratives of pain and suffering are most often con (More)
UN deputy chief: understanding causes of genocide vital to prevention
During a Holocaust memorial service at the Park East Synagogue in New York City on Saturday, UN Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said preventing genocide requires making concerted efforts to figure out the forces that cause it. Eliasson emphas (More)