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US, UN slam arrest of prominent Vietnamese environmental activist

The United States and United Nations has criticised Vietnam’s detention of a prominent climate activist, saying such actions were part of a broader trend towards curbing free speech. Hoang Thi Minh Hong, the founder of now-defunct NGO CHANGE, which aimed to tackle some of the country’s most ...

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Cambodians face sugar giant in Thai court

Despite being forced from her home in Cambodia without compensation and giving birth while imprisoned for speaking out, Hoy Mai believes she will finally receive justice after more than a decade when she appears in a civil court in Thailand. Mai is expected to testify as ...

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Cambodia: Environmental Activists Harassed

Cambodian authorities should end the politically motivated investigations of four environmental activists looking into illegal logging in Kratie province, Human Rights Watch said today, the International Day of Forests. The authorities should investigate a Taiwanese-Cambodian company whose employees allegedly detained the activists, including the prominent environmentalist Ouch ...

Law enforcement officers learn how to investigate transnational cybercrimes

Twenty-three law enforcement officers from Australia, Asia and Europe are in Hà Nội for the next three weeks for the 44th Asia Region Law Enforcement Management Programme (ARLEMP). The officers will study management, communication and cultural topics, and develop their skills in investigating transnational cybercrime, ...

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Việt Nam leader calls for stronger ties at Mekong-Japan, ASEAN-UN summits

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc led a Vietnamese delegation to the 9th Mekong-Japan Summit and the 9th ASEAN-UN Summit that took place in Manila, the Philippines, on Monday. The 9th Mekong-Japan Summit drew leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Việt Nam and Japan. Keep reading  ...

VNS Reporter

Raising the bar for Cambodia’s lawyers

KT: You have been elected president of the Bar Association. What is your priority? Mr. Visal: As I promised during the election campaign, I will modernize and improve administrative systems of the Bar. Recently we created an email account to communicate directly and closely between the ...

Independent bar association aims to usher in new era

Myanmar’s legal profession is aiming to come clean. Lawyers have launched the industry’s first independent, national bar association in Myanmar with the help of a London-based human rights training group and the rule of law committee. The Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar was launched in Nay Pyi ...

Bar Association rebuts report

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has hit back at a damning report from the International Bar Association, refuting accusations that it is a politicised facilitator of endemic corruption in the judiciary. In a statement released on 26 September, the BAKC insisted it ...

New group formed to help Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand

A group of Cambodians in Thailand have formed an association to provide legal aid to the country’s Cambodian factory workers, saying the workers risk abuse due to their lack of proper documentation and knowledge of labour laws. Keep reading ...

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