The Council of Ministers approved the draft law at a meeting in late November, and it is being reviewed by the Assembly’s legislative committee.
The tribunal has been operating now for nearly a decade and has completed the trial of only a single defendant, Kaing Kek Iev.
Shame and social stigma prevented most women from reporting the abuse, and it prevented many from even seeking medical attention.
The Royal Academy for Judicial Professions says it established a committee to review and reform the selection procedure, aiming for transparency, accuracy, and fairness.
Cambodia’s leaders still have the “responsibility to protect” the country’s citizens, according to standards issued by the UN.
Cambodian rights group says review of 762 cases of rape allegations find majority of cases end without trial.
Cambodia is ranked one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Many of its people rely on agriculture, and the changes to the country’s climate, whether more droughts or more floods, makes them particularly vulnerable.
Global Witness says Cambodia’s ongoing land crisis is part of a larger global trend, one driven by economics and resource shortages.
The senator told Australian lawmakers they should pass a resolution recognizing the current acts representing an “extremely bad sign for democracy in Cambodia.”
The festival held in the capital, Phnom Penh, runs Dec. 4-10 and is screening 130 films from 34 countries.
The Water Festival is generally held in November, a tributary of the Mekong River, changes course, due to monsoon rains that fill up its source lake in the Cambodian interior.
Countries in the Asia-Pacific will be particularly vulnerable to climate change, particularly extreme weather.