The ruling Cambodian People’s Party maintains power through violence, politically motivated prosecutions, repressive laws, and corruption. Prime Minister Hun Sen, in power since 1985, oversees one-party rule in the National Assembly since government-controlled courts dissolved the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. In the wake of Covid-19, Hun Sen has pushed through a rights-abusing state of emergency law. Opposition leader Kem Sokha and other opposition activists face unsubstantiated criminal charges. Independent media outlets and journalists remain under attack. Free speech online and offline and peaceful assembly are sharply curtailed. Dozens of political prisoners remain in detention.
Business(London, April 24, 2019) – Clothing and footwear brands should end business practices that provide incentives for factory labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
April 23, 2019News Release