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Cambodia

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Cambodia: On Labour Day, peaceful protests are met with violence
Cambodia Daily, 1 May 2014

Cambodia: Briefing highlights recent threats of license revocation & emerging trend of refusing or delaying registration of unions
Cambodia Center for Human Rights, Apr 2014 

[video] Cambodia: More violent clashes between police & protesters erupt as unions defy ban on public gatherings
Phnom Penh Post, 26 Jan 2014

Cambodia: 11 union leaders & land rights advocates arrested while asking for release of 23 others who were detained after crackdown on garment strike
Wall Street Journal, 21 Jan 2014

Cambodia: Unions to ask Labor Ministry to resume wage talks; manufacturers’ association says it will not negotiate
Cambodia Daily, 13 Jan 2014

Cambodia: Commentary examines the responses of intl. brands to human rights abuses in their supply chains
Diplomat, 11 Jan 2014

Cambodia: Over 100 factories sue trade unions behind strikes for allegedly inciting protests and inflicting damage on property
Cambodia Daily, 10 Jan 2014

Cambodia: Crackdown on garment workers protesting for higher wages leaves 4 dead, dozens injured
Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 8 Jan 2014

Cambodia: Photos show events surrounding the Jan. 3 crackdown on striking garment workers that killed 4
Ruom Collective (Cambodia), 4 Jan 2014

Cambodia: At least 7 injured & 7 arrested in clash between striking garment workers & police, The Hindu, 27 Dec 2013

Cambodia: Better Factories program extension to include public disclosure of non-compliant garment factories, Cambodia Daily, 20 Dec 2013

Cambodia: Deal with SL Garment ends union’s 4-month strike that has led to death of one, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), 4 Dec 2013

Cambodia: Deal with SL Garment ends union’s 4-month strike that has led to death of one
Phnom Penh Post, 4 Dec 2013

Cambodia: 1,000 workers join striking colleagues at SL2 factory, alleging intimidation by army presence in factory - SL2 says worker walkout illegal
Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), 20 Aug 2013

Cambodia: Union members at SL Garment Processing protest military presence in factory, allege intimidation; company shareholder says military is to protect workersSean Teehan

Mom Kunthear, Phnom Penh Post, 15 Aug 2013

Cambodia: At least 23 workers injured after police use stun batons to end protest over wages at factory supplying Nike

Reuters, 28 May 2013

Cambodia: NGOs allege violence & illegal dismissal of unionised workers at E-Garment factory, owned by Yee Tung and supplying major intl. brands - Includes responses by C&A, Dress Barn, Esprit, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, VF Corp., Yee Tung Garment
Workers Rights Consortium & Clean Clothes Campaign, Apr 2013

Cambodia: Govt. agrees to remove anti-union aspects of new legislation
David Boyle, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), 18 Nov 2011 

Cambodian trade union leader allegedly arrested in effort to disturb his union activities
Clean Clothes Campaign, 29 Jun 2011

Cambodia: Clean Clothes Campaign calls on fashion brands, retailers to urge suppliers to reinstate 200 dismissed trade unionists, following recent strike
Clean Clothes Campaign, 21 Sep 2010

Cambodia: Eddie Bauer, Gap, H&M, Liz Claiborne, Phillips-Van Heusen call on govt. to investigate murder of trade unionist - say swift justice is key to their continued sourcing
AFP, 25 Apr 2007

ILO raises concerns about treatment of trade unionists at Cambodian factory supplying UK retailers including Next, Debenhams, BHS/Arcadia - statements by the companies provided
Nick Mathiason & John Aglionby, Guardian (UK), 23 Apr 2006

Cambodia: Trade union repression will tarnish foreign investors' image of the country, says an ICFTU report
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 20 Apr 2005

Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls for investigation into killing of Cambodian trade union leader
Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 26 Jan 2004

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19 September 2014

Cambodia deploys armed troops as garment workers renew protest for higher wages

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26 January 2014

[video] More violence at Freedom Park [Cambodia]

Author: Sean Teehan & Daniel Quinlan, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

Security forces beat protesters with truncheons and stunned them with electric cattle prods as more violent clashes broke out in Phnom Penh…between authorities and protesters trying to gather in Freedom Park…A number of unconfirmed injuries occurred...

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21 January 2014

Cambodia Arrests 11 Activists Amid Protest Ban

Author: Sun Narin & Chun Han Wong, Wall Street Journal

Police briefly detained 11 activists…in what officials say was an attempt to maintain order, as the activists tried to deliver petitions to foreign…following a ban on protests that took effect this month. The arrested persons, comprising union leaders...

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13 January 2014

Unions Want Government, Factories to Resume Wage Talks [Cambodia]

Author: Aun Pheap, Cambodia Daily

The unions behind several days of strikes that turned deadly…said they will officially ask the Labor Ministry…to resume negotiations on a new minimum wage for the country’s critical garment sector, and said they would hold more street protests if...

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10 January 2014

100 Factories Suing Unions Behind Strike [Cambodia]

Author: Aun Pheap, Cambodia Daily

More than 100 factories have now filed lawsuits against the six trade unions behind recent strikes for higher garment worker wages, and a lawyer representing garment manufacturers said…that more suits are likely to come. The factories accuse the six...

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8 January 2014

Cambodia: Crackdown on garment workers protesting for higher wages

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

A violent crackdown on striking garment workers on January 3 has reportedly left four dead and dozens more arrested and injured. This page provides a summary of recent events that led to the crackdown, and provides links to related articles and...

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4 January 2014

Crackdowns in Phnom Penh [Cambodia]

Author: Ruom Collective (Cambodia)

…Wide-spread and large-scale protests combined with strong anti-government sentiments created a powder keg environment, and the police crackdown on garment factory workers, and others protesting on their behalf, was the spark that set it all off…

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27 December 2013

Cambodian police clash with striking garment workers

Author: The Hindu

At least seven people were injured and seven arrested in the Cambodian capital…after clashes between striking garment workers and riot police…Huy Pichsovann, programme officer at the Community Legal Education Centre, said police hit marching workers...

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20 December 2013

Better Factories Cambodia Program Extended

Author: Colin Meyn & Phorn Bopha, Cambodia Daily

The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the government agreed…to introduce public disclosure of non-compliant garment factories as part of a three-year extension of the Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) program. Officials at the ILO also said...

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