CAMBODIA: LRWC and ALRC denounce attacks against HRDs and problems with judicial independence

date: September 25, 2012 document id: ALRC-COS-21-08-2012 HRC section: Item 10, Cambodia speaker: Vani Selvarajah A Joint Oral Statement to the 21st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status, and Asian Legal Resource Centre, (ALRC), a nongovernmental organization in general consultative status CAMBODIA: LRWC and ALRC denounce attacks against HRDs and problems with judicial independence Madame President: Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and Asian Legal Resource Centre welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia1. We share his view that freedom of expression is a principal concern. Cambodian human rights defenders […]

CAMBODIA: Comments on the Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia

Date: March 17, 2010 Document id: ALRC-COS-13-18-2010 Speaker: Isabela Piacentini HRC section: Item 6: Cambodia: Comments on the Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia A Joint Oral Statement to the 13th Session of the Human Rights Council by Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a non-government organization with special consultative status and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-government organization with general consultative status CAMBODIA: Comments on the Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia video from UN webcast archive Thank you Mr. President. Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and the Asian Legal Resource Centre are pleased to hear that […]

CAMBODIA: Functioning judiciary required for rights to become a reality

Date: October 1, 2009 Document id: ALRC-COS-12-11-2009 Speaker: Michael Anthony HRC section: Item 10, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia An Oral Statement to the 12th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status CAMBODIA: Functioning judiciary required for rights to become a reality Thank you Mr. President, The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the initial report of the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia, in particular the highlighted areas of priority for future work, namely: the freedom of expression, the independence of the judiciary, land and housing rights, impunity and prison reform. The ALRC wishes […]

CAMBODIA: Legal foundation and framework for the country’s judiciary required

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2009 ALRC-CWS-12-02-2009 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twelfth session, Agenda Item 10, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status CAMBODIA: Legal foundation and framework for the country’s judiciary required The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to bring to the attention of the Human Rights Council a major lacuna that constitutes one of the most fundamental obstacles to the enjoyment, protection and promotion of human rights in Cambodia. The lack of the required laws on the statute of judges and prosecutors as well as the […]

CAMBODIA: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Representative for human rights in Cambodia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2007 AL-016-2007 A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre CAMBODIA: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Representative for human rights in Cambodia Joint Oral Intervention by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), and Migrants Rights International and Pax Romana, at the 5th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, during the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for human rights in Cambodia, Professor Yash Ghai, on June 12, 2007. The Oral Intervention was presented by: […]

CAMBODIA: The absence of the rule of law aggravating the human rights situation in the country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2007 AL-013-2007 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Fifth session A Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre CAMBODIA: The absence of the rule of law aggravating the human rights situation in the country Under the international peace agreements concluded in 1991 to end a protracted war in the country as well as under its own constitution, Cambodia has undertaken to ensure the respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms of its people, including the establishment of an independent judiciary for the protection of those rights and freedoms. The other State signatories to these agreements also have a share in the human rights […]

Police abuses in Cambodia

Item 11(d): CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS THE QUESTION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, IMPUNITY Police abuses in Cambodia (E/CN.4/2001/NGO/68) Link to UNCHR (E/CN.4/2001/NGO/68) COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Fifty-seventh Session Item 11 (d) of the Provisional Agenda CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS THE QUESTION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, IMPUNITY Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre, a non-governmental organization with general consultative status Police abuses in Cambodia 1. Basic principles of international law and fair trial are often violated in Cambodia’s criminal justice system. Impunity, torture, forced confessions, illegal arrests and detention are frequently reported by the news media and monitoring non-government organisations. […]

Beatings of alleged criminals to death expose fatal flaws of the criminal justice system in Cambodia

Item 11(b): CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS THE QUESTION OF DISAPPEARANCES AND SUMMARY EXECUTIONS Beatings of alleged criminals to death expose fatal flaws of the criminal justice system in Cambodia (E/CN.4/2001/NGO/66) Link to UNCHR (E/CN.4/2001/NGO/66) COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Fifty-seventh Session Item 11 (b) of the Provisional Agenda CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS THE QUESTION OF DISAPPEARANCES AND SUMMARY EXECUTIONS Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre, a non-governmental organization with general consultative status Beatings of alleged criminals to death expose fatal flaws of the criminal justice system in Cambodia 1. Group killing of alleged criminals has become frequent practice in Cambodia. Pictures in newspapers publishing details of street executions […]