‘An all-time low’: Cambodia’s search for peace and democracy continues

Cambodia has undergone a shrinking of democratic space and human rights in recent years, with this gathering pace again with the arrest of Rong Chhun and other activists in recent months. This Democracy Day, CCHR’s Chak Sopheap marks the occasion by outlining where the Kingdom is going wrong CHAK SOPHEAP SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Published on… Continue reading ‘An all-time low’: Cambodia’s search for peace and democracy continues

Cambodia must restore political dialogue and cooperation

Adhoc officials Ny Sokha (right) and Yi Soksan are escorted out of a police vehicle at the Supreme Court, where their appeal for bail was denied last month in Phnom Penh. Several political crises have escalated in recent weeks, causing many to question the Kingdom’s capacity to hold a free and fair election. Hong Menea… Continue reading Cambodia must restore political dialogue and cooperation

Cambodia still fails to fulfil Paris Peace Agreements’ vision

A man holds a placard yesterday morning at the CNRP headquarters in Phnom Penh to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords. Heng Chivoan (published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 24 October 2016)   Every year on October 23 we rightly celebrate the Paris Peace Agreements, which brought an end… Continue reading Cambodia still fails to fulfil Paris Peace Agreements’ vision

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… Continue reading Imperfect pact: remembering the Paris Peace Agreement

‘A force more powerful’ book gift for 2014 International Peace Day

The theme of this year International Peace Day is “the Right of Peoples to Peace”, which is to mark the 30th Anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace which means to recognise the promotion of peace is necessary for full enjoyment of all human rights. Peace should not be described as… Continue reading ‘A force more powerful’ book gift for 2014 International Peace Day