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Rights Groups Welcome Cambodian’s Ban on Workers to Malaysia

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights groups are welcoming a decision by Cambodia to stop sending domestic workers to Malaysia while Phnom Penh investigates several recent cases of sexual and other abuse. Rights groups in both countries said Monday the ban should not be lifted until measures are in place to make sure the maids are not exploited by […]

Cambodian Judge Denies Failing to Thoroughly Investigate Khmer Rouge Cases

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Cambodian judge on a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders is denying accusations that he failed to thoroughly investigate two cases submitted by prosecutors. In a statement released Wednesday, You Bunleng says he and a former German co-investigating judge performed witness interviews and crime-site visits while investigating cases 003 and 004. The […]

Rights Groups Demand Action to Safeguard Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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International human rights groups are calling for stronger action by the United Nations to prevent Cambodian government interference with the tribunal on Khmer Rouge war crimes. The Open Society Justice Initiative, which has been monitoring the Khmer Rouge trials, said Tuesday that a “crisis of confidence” has been created by this week’s announcement that a […]

Rights Groups Demand Action to Safeguard Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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International human rights groups are calling for stronger action by the United Nations to prevent Cambodian government interference with the tribunal on Khmer Rouge war crimes. The Open Society Justice Initiative, which has been monitoring the Khmer Rouge trials, said Tuesday that a “crisis of confidence” has been created by this week’s announcement that a […]

Judge Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Citing Government Interference

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An investigating judge on the United Nations-backed tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia has submitted his resignation, complaining of government interference. The tribunal issued a statement Monday saying international judge Siegfried Blunk quit Saturday because public statements by government officials had called into question the integrity of two ongoing investigations. Blunk – a German […]

Judge Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Citing Government Interference

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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An investigating judge on the tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia has submitted his resignation complaining of government interference. The tribunal issued a statement Monday saying international judge Siegfried Blunk tendered his resignation Saturday. It said he acted because public statements by government officials had called into question the integrity of two ongoing investigations. […]

Rights Group Demands Resignations of Khmer Rouge Panel Judges

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is calling for the resignation of the two investigating judges at the international tribunal investigating Khmer Rouge war crimes in Cambodia. New York-based Human Rights Watch issued a statement Monday saying the Cambodian people have no hope of seeing justice as long as judges Siegfried Blunk of Germany and Cambodia’s […]

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Splits War Crimes Trial

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia says four ex-Khmer Rouge leaders charged with genocide in the deaths of up to 2 million people will first face prosecution individually for crimes against humanity, in a move to speed up proceedings. The tribunal move, announced Thursday, separates the trials of the four senior surviving members of the […]

Cambodian Minister’s Letter Proposes Crackdown on NGOs

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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A letter signed by Cambodia’s finance minister suggests the government should act against relief groups that have been advocating on behalf of displaced villagers. The June 17 letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen, obtained by VOA’s Khmer service, suggests the government “nullify the eligibility” of the NGOs. It says the main goal of the groups […]

Ex-Thai Leader Embraces Cambodian PM

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:18 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s former prime minister appeared in neighboring Cambodia Saturday for high level talks with that country’s leadership. Thaksin Shinawatra publicly embraced Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting in Phnom Penh. Officials said the two were scheduled to discuss a variety of issues, including trade, an ongoing border dispute and the release of two […]

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