Category Archive: UN United Nations

A kindly reminder for South East Asian leaders.

Each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights expresses an inherent, non-negotiable right and freedom for all of humankind.

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Tribunal finds Khieu Samphan, Nuon Chea guilty.

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity and jailed for life. Two of the former Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by Cambodia’s… Continue reading

New Book – “Hun Sen’s Cambodia”.

Hun Sen’s Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio  –  Coming in November 25, 2014. To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the… Continue reading

World Press Freedom Day 2014 in Cambodia.

UN Human Rights Official Wraps Visit, ‘Saddened’ by Violence  May 3, 2014  –  The Cambodia Daily   U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri wrapped up a five-day mission to Cambodia,… Continue reading

Vulgarizing Angkor.

Why heritage must not be turned into digital commodities. By Rahul Goswami – 12 April 2014 – www.khaleejtimes.com   To what extent can cultural heritage be digitised and commodified? In a clumsy partnership, clearly not… Continue reading

Obama approves Vietnam nuclear deal.

US-Vietnam nuclear deal clears first hurdle. President Barack Obama has approved an agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam in a sign of deepening ties between the former foes. The… Continue reading

Separating Fact from Fiction about Myanmar’s Rohingya.

The Rakhine State in western Myanmar has been the site of repeated outbreaks of violence between the Buddhists majority and its Muslim Rohingya minority, most recently on January 13, 2014. By Gregory B. Poling   –… Continue reading

UN: Myanmar Buddhists killed more than 40 Muslims.

At least 48 Muslims were killed when Buddhist mobs attacked a village in an isolated corner of western Myanmar earlier this January. The United Nations called on the Burmese government to carry out a… Continue reading

Cambodian opposition and union leaders front court

Cambodia’s key opposition leader, his deputy and two leading unionists will face a court for questioning Tuesday, January 14, 2014, over their roles in the most bloody protests the country has seen in… Continue reading

UN alarmed by Cambodia crackdown.

The United Nations’ human rights office said it was alarmed by Cambodia’s crackdown on protests against strongman premier Hun Sen, and urged the authorities to show restraint. Cambodian Buddhist monks and protesters run… Continue reading