Corruption is omnipresent in Cambodian society and constitutes the main obstacle to sustainable development. The last ratings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), released by Transparency International in 2018, ranked Cambodia 161th out of 180 countries (in 2017: 156th out of 176), with a score of 21 out of 100. Cambodia is perceived as the most corrupt country within ASEAN and the third lowest in the Asia Pacific Region, after North Korea and Afghanistan.
The process of consolidating democracy and creating a culture of human rights continues to be complex in Myanmar. There is still a significant lack of understanding about the democratic society and its active role in the life of the country. It undermines respect for human rights and the rule of law, democratic institutions and sustainable development. Continue reading Situation of human rights in Myanmar
The UN Charter constitutes a normative framework of the right to development. The members of the United Nations are obliged to promote higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development. This commitment has gained wider currency in the 1960s also due to decolonization processes happened around the world. As a consequence, Doudou Thiam, then-Foreign Minister of Senegal, first mentioned the term “right to development” in 1966 speaking before the General Assembly of the UN. Continue reading Right to development
The security situation has recently deteriorated in Central African Republic. Territorial clashes between armed groups have been reported in most of the provinces. It includes attacks against MINUSCA peacekeepers. No progress has been made in implementing the disagreement, demobilisation and repatriation. The Armed Forces of Central African Republic does not control the security situation. The EU supports the development of the CAR Armed Forces by providing training, accreditation and certification. The CAR requested to lift the arms embargo in order to provide the army with necessary equipment. Continue reading Situation of human rights in the Central African Republic
The term human rights defender refers to individuals or groups that strive to protect and promote human rights in a peaceful manner. They play a critical role in fostering corporate respect for human rights, including civil, political, social and economic rights. The activity of human rights defender leads to achieve sustainable development by promoting gender equality, protecting environment and combating corruptions worldwide. Continue reading Situation of human rights defenders
In September 2016 I became a lecturer at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh where I now teach International Human Rights Law. This new extracurricular activity gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge with Cambodian students, to learn new things and to do something extra beside my work duties. I teach the young generation of Cambodians; a generation who, one day, will shape the future of this nation. Let me share with you my reflection on Education. Continue reading ->