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The extreme restrictions on civil and political rights implemented since 2017 intensified, with the new State of Emergency Law adding to a legal framework which severely impinges upon human rights. Human rights defenders, peaceful demonstrators and members of the banned opposition party continued...
Asia and the Pacific Climate change

Cambodia: ‘Our traditions are being destroyed’: Illegal logging, repression, and Indigenous peoples’ rights violations in Cambodia’s protected forests

Cambodia lost nearly 2.5 million hectares of tree cover between 2001 and 2020. Illegal logging in Cambodia is posing an existential threat to the country’s remaining primary forests. In addition to the well-documented threats which this poses to biodiversity and climate, it also entails severe...
Asia and the Pacific UN

HRC48 NGO joint letter on Cambodia

An open letter to members of the UN Human Rights Council calling attention to the ongoing human rights crisis in Cambodia and calling for support at the upcoming 48th session of the Council to ensure that the resolution on Cambodia effectively reflects the significant deterioration of the human...