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UN Official: Weak Judiciary Central Problem

UN High Commissioner for Hu­man Rights Louise Arbour ex­pressed support for past and present UN rights envoys to Cambo­dia at a Phnom Penh news...

Spokesman: PM Won’t Close UN Rights Office

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thurs­day told visiting UN High Com­missioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour that the Cambodian government wanted to cooperate with...

UN Rights Chief Hosts Talk on Judicial Reform

The UN’s visiting High Com­mis­sioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour held a two-hour roundtable discussion on Wednes­day evening with local NGO representatives, focusing on...

Group Calls for Intervention by UN Rights Chief

The government’s poor performance on human rights requires ur­gent intervention from Louise Arbour, the UN’s visiting High Com­mis­sioner for Human Rights, the Bangkok-based human...

CPP Lawmaker: PM May End His Support of UN Rights Office

Prime Minister Hun Sen may not extend the mandate of the UN’s human rights office in Cam­bo­dia if the office does not work more...

Top UN Rights Official’s Visit Begins Today

Louise Arbour, the UN’s High Com­missioner for Human Rights, is scheduled to arrive in Cambodia to­day for a week-long visit, the first by a...

Prosecutor Probes Suspect Divorce Papers Investigated

Phnom Penh Municipal Court Deputy Prosecutor Plang Sophal said Thursday that he is investigating suspected forged divorce documents that appear to carry the signature...

Lawyers To Do Pro Bono Work Outside Capital

Twenty lawyers offering free legal aid will be assigned by July to 20 of Cambodia’s provinces and municipalities, many of which are without practicing...

Ex-Football President Says He Won’t Run Again

Khek Ravy, who was voted out of the presidency of the Cambodian Football Federation last month, said Monday that he would not stand for...

Think Tank Ranks Nation 47th on Instability List

On a list of nearly 150 countries, Cam­bodia ranks as the 47th most vul­nerable to collapse or conflict, the Washington-based think tank Fund for...

French Legal Group Aims To Aid KR Victims

Survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime might eventually receive free legal assistance allowing them to participate in the upcoming trials of the regime’s former...

Retired King Calls Funcinpec a ‘Miniscule’ Party

Retired King Norodom Siha­nouk described Funcinpec as a “min­iscule” party staffed with former Lon Nol supporters in a message posted on his Web site...

Emergency Landing Not Reported: Officials

The operators of an airplane that made an emergency landing Mon­day at Phnom Penh International Airport did not inform civil aviation authorities of the...

No Signs of Terrorism in Cambodia: US Report

There is currently no sign of terrorist activity in Cambodia, according to an annual counter-terrorism re­port from the US State Depart­ment released on Friday....

Wet Season Will Officially Begin on Tuesday

Despite the recent rainfall in Phnom Penh, the wet season will not begin until Tuesday, five days later than last year, the government’s chief...

Scathing Report Published on Land Concessions

Tree plantations on large economic land concessions offer little ben­efit to the rural poor and if they are allowed to develop, the plantations will...

Dengue Fever Outbreak in Kompong Chhnang

An outbreak of dengue fever is oc­curring in Kompong Chhnang prov­ince’s Boribor district, with more than 30 people sickened so far, officials said Thursday....

Magazine Editor Denies Anti-Royalist Agenda

The editor of the monthly magazine L’Echo du Cambodge on Wednes­day flatly denied that he had reprinted a 35-year-old movie re­view critical of retired...

Battambang Villages To Become Tourist Sites

Tourist destinations are not born, they are made, a group of Eu­ropean and Cambodian officials have decided, and they say the making of three...

Retired King Irked by Reprinted Movie Review

The publisher of a local French-language monthly magazine, L’Echo du Cambodge, implored re­tired King Norodom Sihanouk’s forgiveness Tuesday, a day after the former king...