Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Freedom of Expression in Cambodia: Practice & Law PSI III July 21, 2007 CHEA Samrach ROS Bophana Y Samphy.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Freedom of Expression in Cambodia: Practice & Law PSI III July 21, 2007 CHEA Samrach ROS Bophana Y Samphy."— Presentation transcript:

1 Freedom of Expression in Cambodia: Practice & Law PSI III July 21, 2007 CHEA Samrach ROS Bophana Y Samphy

2 July 21, 2007 PSI III 2 Outline Freedom of expression in Cambodia: Situational and Legal Development Heated issues concerning freedom of expression

3 July 21, 2007 PSI III 3 Situational development Khmer Rouge (Law on the Press Regime and Law on Demonstration) 1993 to date

4 July 21, 2007 PSI III 4 Laws and regulations Constitution Art. 41, 31 Law on Demonstration, 27 Dec 1991 Law on the Regime of the Press, 1995 Law on Public Assembly for Peaceful Demonstration (draft) Criminal law Art. 57 (defamation was a criminal offence until recently)

5 July 21, 2007 PSI III 5 Heated issues Political:  Arrests of HR and opposition activists for defamation under Art. 57 of the transitional penal law 1992  Decriminalization of defamation  Buddhist monks (election and other political rights) Media:  reporters ousted, sued for defamation. Yet, more freedom seems to be given in opinion column. Entertainment V. Culture Education: Freedom of expression in academy Free speech Labour: Strike/Lockout


Download ppt "Freedom of Expression in Cambodia: Practice & Law PSI III July 21, 2007 CHEA Samrach ROS Bophana Y Samphy."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google