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 […]

What direction is civil society space taking in Cambodia?

Opposition vice president Kem Sokha shakes hands with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Senate in July last year. Heng Chivoan (published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 21 April 2015) As Cambodians return from celebrating the New Year, new threats to democracy and fundamental freedoms seem to be in the air. […]

Cambodia needs to prioritise access to information law

(published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 18 February 2015) Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, wearing Guy Fawkes masks, stand outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012. AFP Cambodia needs to prioritise access to information law Over the past few weeks, the government has repeatedly asserted its intention to introduce a […]