Tag Archive: Human Rights

Burma – Die langen Schatten der Generäle.

Einst eine isolierte Militärdiktatur, gilt Burma heute als Musterbeispiel für eine friedliche Demokratisierung. Seit wieder Journalisten verhaftet und Proteste niedergeschlagenwerden, hat das Bild allerdings Risse bekommen. (…) Dass die neuen Freiheiten in Burma… Continue reading

Myanmar fails transition test…….

……with brutal crackdown on students and monks. The return of sponsored thugs was a shock, but the government can still pass the challenges of democratization. Students marching in a largely peaceful nationwide demonstration found… Continue reading

Cambodia: “Work faster or get out!”

Clothes retailers accused of labor abuses in Cambodia. Labor violations, union busting and corruption are common norm in Cambodia’s garment industry, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch. Workers in Cambodia’s… Continue reading

The Rights of Others in Cambodia.

Over the last few years, the Cambodian Government has granted land concessions to private national and international companies at an alarming rate for agriculture, mining, and infrastructure development. Most of these lands were… Continue reading

Most see Cambodia on the wrong path.

The Asia Foundation Cambodian Public Opinion Survey reveals sobering trends. Despite significant economic growth and poverty reduction over the last 10 years, Cambodians think that the country is heading in the wrong direction and are… Continue reading

At the speed of ‘justice’.

Originally posted on Sahrika:
By:Khouth Sophak Chakrya,Phnom Penh Post, 12  November 2014 Muncipal security guards arrest an activist Buddhist monk during a protest in front of Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. AFP Seven…

Myanmar – No elections in 2015?

On October 1, 2014, President Thein Sein said: “If the ceasefire is not signed and political dialogue cannot start before 2015, the chance of political stability, transition and a general election in 2015… Continue reading

The headline of the day from Cambodia.

A customs official driving a vehicle that hit and killed a teenager driving a motorbike in Kompong Speu province on Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014, paid the family of the victim $1,500 at the… Continue reading

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 refugee deal with Australia.

The refugee deal will bring $40m in Aussie aid. Cambodia will receive an additional $40 million over four years in return for resettling refugees from  Australian detention centers on the Pacific island of… Continue reading