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CCHR review of 1995 Press Law

(CCHR/IFEX) - 9 September 2011 - The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has released the latest fact sheet in its "Law Review" series, which rates Cambodian laws on the basis of whether they comply with the Constitution, existing domestic and international law and basic human rights principles. In this fact sheet, CCHR reviews the 1995 Press Law. The Press Law has been rated as "yellow", meaning there are certain provisions that CCHR regards as in need of review and amendment.

CCHR notes that the Press Law contains a number of positive provisions which, in theory, afford vital protection to those working in the media, yet some of its provisions are vague, undefined or contradictory, and should therefore be reviewed and amended. First and foremost, any references to criminal law should be clarified for the benefit of the courts.

Click on the following link to read the fact sheet:
CCHR_Fact_Sheet_Press_Law.pdf (447 KB)

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