The Cambodia Economic Update (CEU) is produced bi-annually to provide up-to-date information on macroeconomic developments in Cambodia. It is published and distributed widely to the Cambodian authorities, the development partner community, the private sector, think tanks, civil society organizations, non-government organizations, and academia.Download: English | Khmer
This is the tenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and terrorists according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. The tenth anniversary report presents the most comprehensive analysis to date on the trends in peace and violence over the past ten years.Download: English | Khmer
Legal Analysis aims to examine whether the charging of the four charged persons, along with the lengthy pre-trial detention ofthe three detainees, is reasonable and sufficiently supported by the available evidence. This Legal Analysis:
1. Provides factualcontext and background for the case
2. Introduces the facts of the case, the charges against all four charged persons, thedetention of three of the charged persons, and the enforced exile of Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson from Cambodia
3. Providesan overview of the applicable domestic law and binding international human rights standards
4. Conducts an analysis of thecharges and applies the law to the reported facts
5. Explores a number of related legal issues, including Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson’s right to be present at his trial, and the legality of the prolonged pre-trial detention of the other three detainees
6. Concludes that the prolonged pre-trial detention of the three activists is arbitrary, the accessory offense is inappropriate inrelation to Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, and the charge against the three detained charged persons is unfounded due to thelack of evidence against those charged.
In Cambodia, those tasked with upholding the law are often those who inflict some of the worst abuse. Sex workers in particular know this to be true. Women and girls involved in sex work face beatings, rape, sexual harassment, extortion, arbitrary arrest and detention, forced labor, and other cruel and degrading treatment at the hands of police, public park security guards, government officials, and those working in the centers and offices run by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation (MOSAVY).
Sex workers told Human Rights Watch that police officers beat them with their fists, sticks, wooden handles, and batons that administer electric shocks. Police officers also threatened sex workers with guns. In several instances, police officers raped sex workers while they were in police detention. Some sex workers described being detained in Social Affairs centers under horrific conditions, with restricted freedom of movement, experiencing or witnessing beatings or rapes, and inadequate food and medical care.Download: English | Khmer
Dragged and Beaten: The Cambodian Government’s Role in the October 2015 Attack on Opposition PoliticiansPublication Year: 2016 / Sources: Human Rights Watch
At midday on October 26, 2015, some two dozen men viciously assaulted two opposition parliamentarians as they left Cambodia’s National Assembly following an anti-opposition demonstration outside the building. Kung Sophea and Nhay Chamraoen of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) were dragged from their cars and beaten, kicked, and stomped on.
The injuries to Sophea and Chamraoen were extensive. Sophea suffered a broken nose and welts and bruises to his head. Repeated kicks to the back resulted in severe lower back pain. He suffered a sprained finger and a bruised shin. His right eardrum was torn, requiring an operation. Chamraoen suffered three fractures in his right wrist and underwent a five-hour operation on his eye socket, as a broken bone below the eye was pushing up into the socket, endangering the eye. He also had a broken nose, a broken front tooth, a bruised left wrist, and significant chest pain.Download: English | Khmer