These problems are not being handled at the local level, fueling mistrust in local government, rights workers say.
Earlier this year, the rights council made 205 recommendations to Cambodia, which “noted” 38 of them and accepted 163.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol concluded a trade mission in the United States this week, emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms to improve its investment climate.
Licadho’s report includes abuse of women and juveniles and those with mental health problems and it includes 500 cases recorded since 2008.
A conference in London - organized in part by actress Angelina Jolie - has launched a new international protocol on investigating sexual violence in war.
The US issued its annual “Trafficking in Persons” report Friday, rating countries around the world on their attempts to fight the crime.
The number of Cambodians fleeing Thailand has soared to more than 200,000 and while Phnom Penh accuses Thailand's new military rulers of sparking the flight of migrant workers the junta says it is not cracking down on illegal immigrants. (AFP)
In a statement Friday, Adhoc, a leading rights group in Cambodia, called the methods in which Cambodians are being expelled “uncivilized [and] inhumane.”
Cambodians working in Thailand continued to flee the country on Wednesday in a chaotic exodus that appears to be driven by fears of a crackdown on illegal foreign laborers by the military junta that seized power in Thailand last month. (Reuters)
A Newsweek expose uncovered a series of lies and exaggerations made by Somaly Mam, a Cambodian woman whose anti-trafficking efforts made her an international celebrity.
The U.K.’s Guardian newspaper recently completed a six-month investigation into the Thai shrimping industry, revealing widespread abuse.