August 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
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 ...[read more]
May 31, 2014
by William Helbling
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 ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Addison Morris
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, ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
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 ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged global leaders Tuesday to commit to ensuring the protection of human rights and an end to mass atrocities. The Secretary-General spoke positively of progress that has been made in holding perpetrators of genocide accountable for their actions, especially with ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Human rights lawyer Morton Sklar urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to investigate attacks in Cambodia on political opponents of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Sklar accused the Cambodian authorities of a systematic pattern of crimes to silence dissenting opinions and protect ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Surya Subedi on Thursday announced support for a five-point electoral reform agreement reached by Cambodia's two main political parties, the Cambodian People's Party and the Cambodian National Rescue Party. The two parties ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Cambodian officials on Wednesday said that the country has ended its ban on public demonstrations that was imposed last month after police opened fire on protesting textile workers. According to Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, those wishing to stage protests will still have to seek ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
A Cambodian appeals court on Tuesday refused the release of 21 people arrested last month in connection with anti-government protests, a series of demonstrations comprised mostly of garment workers and rights activists. According to defense lawyer Sam Sokong, the court reasoned that the release of ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Addison Morris
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged the Cambodian government to take steps to stop the threats and intimidation of garment factory workers who are seeking to assert their labor rights through the formation of unions. Currently, Cambodia's garment industry represents USD $5 billion per year in ...[read more]

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