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In Brief: NGO law ignores rights: group

In Brief: NGO law ignores rights: group

The

government's proposed NGO regulation law could undermine civil

society's "solid foundations" in Cambodia, the Asian Human Rights

Commission said Wednesday, requesting that the law accommodate the

country's international human rights obligations. The Hong Kong-based

group said that the law should "faithfully reflect" rights obligations

set out in agreements to which Cambodia is a signatory. "Cambodian

lawmakers should be reminded that civil society is essential for

democracy and development," the statement said.

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