Author: Samnoek Yos

Ratanakiri: Training students in human rights and exploring nature

We had an unforgettable holiday and training at Ratanakiri province. It was our first time going there for four days. Ratanakiri is 588 km far from Phnom Penh city, which took us exactly 9 hours and a half by a 12-seater-van. Of course, when we arrived there, we were so tired. However, we fell deeply in love with the natural views there because the green is almost everywhere and the weather is wet...

Cambodia: Does the boycott of CNRP seats in the Assembly amount to a forfeiture?

The CNRP has threatened to boycott the National Assembly over allegations of irregularities and inaccuracies in the reporting of the election results on 28 July, but Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned the main opposition party that they will forfeit their seats if they carry out such a threat.  But is Hun Sen’s warning constitutionally possible? What are the possibilities if a party refuses to take...

Cambodge : Est-ce que le boycott par le CNRP des sièges à l’Assemblée Nationale équivaut à un renoncement ?

Le CNRP a menacé de boycotter l’Assemblée nationale sur les allégations d’irrégularités et des inexactitudes dans la déclaration des résultats des élections du 28 Juillet, mais le Premier ministre Hun Sen a prévenu le principal parti d’opposition qu’ils perdront leurs sièges s’ils mettent cette menace à exécution. Mais est-ce que cet avertissement est valable constitu...

Cambodia: 2013 Election Analysis – A Practical Perspective

The provisional results of the 2013 elections have been announced, with Minister of Information, Khieu Kanharith declaring a victory for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). In the statement released on Sunday night, the Minister announced that the ruling party had won 68 of the National Assembly’s 123 seats, whilst the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) won 55 seats,...