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DEATH KNELL FOR DEMOCRACY 

Attacks on Lawmakers and the Threat to Cambodia’s Institutions

In February 2017, Cambodia’s Parliament approved a set of new amendments to the Law on Political Parties, which grant unprecedented powers to the executive and judicial branches to suspend and dissolve parties. The move marked a culmination of nearly two years of escalating persecution of Cambodian lawmakers. These attacks have come in the context of a renewed, broader crackdown on dissent, which has targeted nearly all segments of Cambodian civic life, as well as similar growing threats to other legislators across Southeast Asia.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the ruling party’s efforts to cripple the opposition, in advance of critical commune-level and national elections in 2017 and 2018 respectively, are undermining the fundamental functions and institutions of democratic governance. Addressing persecution and threats against lawmakers, including through revision and clarification of relevant statutes and efforts to ensure all actors adhere to the law, must therefore be a priority for all parties interested in stability, prosperity, and accountability in Cambodia.

ប្រធាន APHR ថា​ ប្រតិកម្ម​ពី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​បង្ហាញ​ថា​របាយការណ៍​គឺ​ជា​ការ​ពិត

 

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សមាជិក​សភា​អាស៊ាន​ព្រមាន​ថា​ប្រព័ន្ធ​នយោបាយ​កម្ពុជា​កំពុង​ប្រឈម​នឹង​វិបត្តិ

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