Imperfect pact: remembering the Paris Peace Agreement

From left: Khmer Rouge factions leaders Im Chuun Lin, Cambodian Premier Hun Sen, Dith Munty, Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Ieng Mouly and Khieu Samphan applaud after signing the treaty that ended decades of civil war in Cambodia on October 23, 1991, in Paris. AFP Fri, 23 October 2015 Chak Sopheap On this day 24 years […]

Curtailing civil society in the Kingdom

Activists and members of civil society march through the streets of Phnom Penh on International Labour Day in 2011 to protest against the NGO law. LICADHO (published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 15 June 2015) Several laws currently under consideration are threatening to bring about the end of free civil society […]

When Justice is a Prisoner

Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association president Vorn Pov speaks from inside a police truck as it enters Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month. Heng Chivoan Fri, 6 June 2014 Chak Sopheap In January, the government engaged in a violent crackdown on growing labour and opposition protests in and around Phnom Penh, resulting in the […]