Monthly Archives: October 2011

Legislating Silence in Cambodia

Five Cambodian laws proposed or enacted since 2008 include dangerously vague or oppressive provisions that undermine freedom of expression, according to a new report released Wednesday from LICADHO, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights. Since 2008, … Continue reading

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License to Censor: The Use of Media Regulation to Restrict Press Freedom Event Tonight

This afternoon in Washington, Freedom House and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy will host the panel License to Censor: The Use of Media Regulation to Restrict Press Freedom. Freedom House will be … Continue reading

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Revised Cambodian Labor Migration Policy Weak on Recruitment Abuses

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s proposed ban on sending domestic workers to Malaysia should be accompanied by a major overhaul in protections for these workers, Human Rights Watch says. On October 14, Hun Sen promised an opposition lawmaker, Mu Sochua, … Continue reading

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On World Day Against the Death Penalty, Rights Group Call For End to Capital Punishment in Vietnam and Asia

As abolitionists around the world mark the 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty today under this year’s theme, “The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty,” Paris-based Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Committee for Human Rights called for an end to capital … Continue reading

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Ten International Human Rights Organizations Urge Vietnamese Prime Minister to Release Prisoner of Conscience Pham Minh Hoang

Ten international NGOs have submitted a joint letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam calling for the release of human rights defender Professor Pham Minh Hoang, a dual French-Vietnamese citizen, who was sentenced to three years in prison last month. … Continue reading

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