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Cambodian and Thai villagers presenting their case at SUHAKAM. Pic: EarthRights International.

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:15AM UTC Comments Off Cambodian and Thai villagers presenting their case at SUHAKAM. Pic: EarthRights International.

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns -- but there is some cause to believe that may be changing...

Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 11:16AM UTC Comments Off Nuon Chea. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal has begun hearing the first genocide case against the country's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. ...

Cambodia detains 3 over death of journalist

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014 2:43PM UTC Comments Off Cambodia detains 3 over death of journalist

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police have detained three men believed to be linked to the shooting death of a local journalist who was investigating illegal logging in the country's east....

The wrong kind of refugee: Australia exports its problems to Cambodia

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 1:03PM UTC Comments Off The wrong kind of refugee: Australia exports its problems to Cambodia

CAMBODIA and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last Friday to take processed and refugees off Australia’s hands that are currently being held on the remote island of Nauru....

Cambodians protest resettlement deal with Australia

By Fri, Sep 26, 2014 1:08PM UTC Comments Off

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — About 100 people, including Buddhist monks, have protested outside of Australia’s embassy in Cambodia against a deal to be signed later Friday that will see asylum-seekers rejected by Australia resettle in Cambodia. A senior Australian minister says the bilateral agreement will cost the Australian government more than 10 million Australian...

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