This report on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples of Cambodia was prepared mainly from the contributions of indigenous peoples human rights defenders (IPHRDs) and NGOs in the country. This is an update to the AIPP publication Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Report in Asia – Cambodia, Thailand and Nepal: Towards Social Justice and Sustainable Peace published in 2006.
The assessment of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) is that protection of the right to a fair trial is key to ensuring justice. If the military judges and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) intend to dismiss the principle, it indicates that the judges are willing to adjudicate based on unjust, rather than just, laws.
I was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2009, and by April this year I will have had the privilege of serving as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia for the maximum term of six years. Over this time, I submitted five substantive reports to the Human Rights Council, each with a thorough analysis of the situation of human rights at each juncture, and taking a macro approach with particular focus on judicial, parliamentary, electoral and land reform.
PKR lawmaker N. Surendran accused the police today of acting in blatant disregard of the law by cracking down on rally organisers and participants whom he claimed have been holding peaceful public demonstrations in support of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Exactly a month after the January 25 Mamasapano operation, the Senate held its first hearing on Wednesday on the proposed creation of the “Mamasapano Truth Commission” that would look into the incident.
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said that history is written by the victors. Thus, the stories that show the other side of the coin have been completely forgotten.
As the Myanmar embassy’s legal team seeks to get bail for the Koh Tao murder suspects, a question has been raised over financial support pledged to help the defence.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) in Asia face the threat of violence and widespread discrimination – denied education and jobs, and disowned by their families in societies that are often patriarchal and religious, the activists said ahead of a three-day meeting on LGBT health and human rights in Asia.
A recent report on health in eastern Burma highlights the relationship between human rights abuses and the health of the area’s population, while drawing comparisons with war-torn Somalia.
A lawmaker from Mindanao has slammed the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for using a “lopsided” interpretation of the peace agreement it signed with the government as basis for refusing to surrender its members involved in the bloody clash with police troopers last Jan. 25.
Defense Minister Tea Banh on Monday agreed to support Malaysia’s proposal to establish a regional peacekeeping force by providing Cambodian deminers if the plan moves forward, according to Malaysian media.