Civil Society Groups Say Government Failed To Uphold Peace Agreement Values

Cambodian civil society groups marked the anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement on October 23 by raising concerns over the fall in democratic principles, especially in law enforcement and political rights.

Nongovernment organizations and civil society groups held the event at the new Freedom Park on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on October 23. The event was attended by election monitor Comfrel, rights group Adhoc and workers’ group IDEA, among others.

Pa Chanroeun, director of the Cambodian Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Cambodia had deviated away from the guidelines laid out by the agreement, especially following the 2013 national election.

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