Cambodia’s Government Uses Laws to Curtail, Not Protect Fundamental Freedoms: Report

Cambodia’s government regularly utilized the country’s laws to impinge on fundamental freedoms, rather than to protect them over the past year, according to the latest edition of an annual report compiled by three local rights groups.

The Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project (FFMP) on Wednesday released its Fourth Annual Report of the Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor, which detailed the state of Cambodia’s freedoms of association, expression, and assembly between April 2019 and March this year.

“In Year Four, the FFMP recorded persistent restrictions to the fundamental freedoms, carried out by national and local authorities, demonstrating a lack of compliance with international human rights law and domestic law,” the initiative’s rights groups Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), the Solidarity Center (SC), and ADHOC said in a joint statement accompanying the release of the report.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/freedoms-07292020181017.html

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