Posts Tagged ‘The Rights of Others’

Side Event: “Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call For Support”

September 22, 2014

Chris Kelly‘s film on Cambodia [https://thoolen.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/documentary-the-rights-of-others-shows-human-rights-defenders-in-cambodia-against-evictions/], was also shown at a side event: “Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call For Support”​ which took place in the Palais des Nations, Geneva today. In 2014, human rights defenders in Cambodia continue to be the target of intimidation, arbitrary arrests and spurious criminal charges, particularly when their activism relates to land and labour rights. This side event will present the perspective and outlook of human rights defenders with a view to explore ways for the international community to support the protection of human rights defenders in Cambodia. The screening of the documentary was followed by  a panel – moderated by OMCT’s Anne-Laurence Lacroix – with:

  • Surya Prasad Subedi UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia
  • Am Sam Ath Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, LICADHO,
  • Chan Puthisak Boeung Kak Lake community
  • Chhay Chhunly Cambodian Center for Human Rights

via Cambodia: Side Event: “Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call For Support” / September 22, 2014 / Events / Human rights defenders / OMCT.

Documentary The Rights of Others shows Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia against evictions

September 16, 2014

On 22 September 2014 will be shown the film “The Rights of Others” by Chris Kelly [https://thoolen.wordpress.com/tag/chris-kelly/] on work done by human rights defenders in Cambodia, especially those who fight against forced evictions, a common feature of Cambodia’s ‘development model’ as demonstrated also by the work of  the monk Luon Sovath who became the Laureate of the Martin Ennals Award 2012. Read the rest of this entry »