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  • Special procedures of communications

    Special procedures mechanisms can intervene directly with Governments on allegations of violations of human rights that come within their mandates by means of letters which incl...

  • United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

    The special procedures of the Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific pe...

  • Protect human rights in trans-boundary investments - the message from the 2018 SEA conference on Human Rights and Business

    Delegates at the 8th Southeast Asian regional conference on Human Rights and Business in Chiang Khong, Thailand have released the Mekong Statement, committing ourselves to stren...

  • Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia's Microfinance Sector

    More than 2 million Cambodians currently have a loan with a microfinance institution, or MFI. Levels of debt have skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a number of human right...

  • Final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on Laos

    This is the final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, on his visit to the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The report call...

  • Statement by Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his visit to Lao PDR, 18-28 March 2019

    On paper, the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic has made great progress in poverty reduction over recent decades. And after more than twenty years of striving to graduate from lea...

  • Freedom of Expression in Cambodia: The Illusion of Democracy

    This report is a collection of stories about the current state of freedom of expression in Cambodia. The people in these stories hail from every corner of Cambodia, and come fro...

  • Formalizing inequality: Land titling in Cambodia

    This paper highlights the failure of the Cambodia's land titling programme to protect the rights of vulnerable people living on sought-after land in the Heart of Phnom Penh, Boe...

  • Final Report on Compliance Review Panel Request No. 2012/2 on the Greater Mekong Subregion Rehabilitation of the Railway Project in the Kingdom of Cambodia

    This report was prepared by the Compliance Review Panel (CRP) in response to a request for compliance review of the Greater Mekong Subregion: Rehabilitation of the Railway in Ca...

  • Cambodia 2013 human rights report

    Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliamentary form of government. In the most recent national elections held July 28, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) wo...

  • Best practices for using social media for human rights

    The purpose of this booklet is to provide an overview of best practices with regards to use of social media for human rights-related work.The booklet highlig...

  • Attacks & threats against human rights defenders in Cambodia 2006

    This briefing paper offers an analysis of the increasing threats to human rights defenders in Cambodia between January and October 2006. The paper is based on investigations and...

  • An examination of policies promoting large-scale investments in farmland in Cambodia

    The article aims to capture the status quo, more than ten years after the adoption of a new Land Law and almost seven years after the promulgation of the relevant Sub-Decree on ...

  • Advocacy handbook: A practical guide to increasing democracy in Cambodia

    The goal of this guide is to provide practical information on strategies and techniques for current and future advocates. It also can be used to educate those interested in advo...

  • Power in People: Cambodia ActionAid Strategy Paper 2013-2018

    From 2013 to 2018 ActionAid is committed to advancing three strategic objectives and delivering on ten change promises. Each of their objectives falls under the banner of their ...

  • Freedoms of expression, association and assembly: A shrinking space

    This is a fact-finding report that was conducted by Human Rights Delegations in compose of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organization Against To...

  • Housing and land rights issues in Cambodia: Annex to Parallel Report submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    This document is prepared as an Annex to the Parallel Report and focuses on land and housing rights issues. Violations of housing and land rights are widely viewed as the major ...

  • 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report: Thailand

    Thailand (Tier 3*) is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Victims from neighboring countries, ...

  • We Fight to Protect Our Home: Reprisals Against Environmental Defenders in Loei Province, Thailand

    Fortify Rights conducted a three-year investigation into the attack, reprisals, and judicial harassment against KRBKG and environmental defenders in Wang Sa Phung District, Loei...

  • Briefing Note on Business and Human Rights: Preventing, Mitigating and Remedying Land-Related Rights Violations in the Kingdom of Cambodia

    The purpose of this Briefing Note is to identify key issues pertaining to business human rights in Cambodia through the analysis of three land-related conflicts, and to propose ...

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