Originally published on the CCHR website on 03 March 2016.
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) releases today – 03 March 2016 – a Briefing Note entitled “Digital Wrongs? An Overview of the Situation of Digital Rights in Cambodia”.
The Briefing Note firstly provides context regarding the rise of the internet as the primary means of free political expression in Cambodia. Secondly, the legal context is analysed, including proposed laws which threaten digital rights. Thirdly, selected cases of arrests and threats on the basis of online commentary are presented. The Briefing Note concludes by making a series of recommendations to the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”), including scrapping the proposed Cybercrime Law and amending sections of the penal code.