Cambodia

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Buddhist monk Venerable Luon Sovath is one of three finalists for the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for human rights defenders announced today in Geneva. The announcement event is being ‘broadcast’ live at 11am Geneva time (5am ET) on www.martinennalsaward.org.

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia, Professor Surya Subedi, visited Freedom House April 4 to discuss his role and ways to empower Cambodian civil society.

Freedom House welcomes Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s announcement to postpone the passage of the Law on Associations and NGOs (LANGO) until a consensus is reached between the government and civil society.

Donors, who provide approximately half of Cambodia’s national budget, should make clear to the Cambodian government that the fourth draft of the Law on Associations and NGOs (LANGO) must be revised to protect civil society or be withdrawn, a group of concerned international human rights organizations said today.

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