U.S., Cambodia Commence Operations to Prevent Nuclear Smuggling at Port of Sihanoukville Monday, Sep 12, 2011
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the successful installation and start of operations of radiation detection equipment at the Port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. With the specialized equipment provided by NNSA, Cambodia now has the capability to scan 100 percent of all import and export containers passing through the port for the presence of potentially dangerous nuclear and other radioactive materials, a major accomplishment in cooperative efforts worldwide to prevent nuclear terrorism.
The Mirror has tried to observe, and to elaborate on the meaning of public, especially also international days of remembrance and their function and background.
12 January 2011 is also such an occasion: on the basis of United Nations Conventions, and decisions of the Royal Government of Cambodia, complaints about women’s rights violations can, since 12 January 2011, be submitted directly to the United Nations.
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To commemorate the International Human Rights Day means to refer to the document which has achieved the widest public standing in the whole world: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This document was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, as a common basis for all peoples and for all member governments. This happened for the first time in history that such an effort was made: to define the rights for every person irrespective of culture, gender, or religion. The Universal
Joel Gilbert’s new political documentary, Atomic Jihad, focuses on the Iranian nuclear program and the Obama administration’s foreign policy toward Iran and the Muslim world. The official film website with film trailer can be seen here. On December 12, 2009, Paul Belanger spoke with Gilbert in Los Angeles:
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MAG has helped to destroy a 500-pound bomb that local fishermen found embedded in a coral reef at the seaside resort of Da Nhay in Quang Binh province, central Vietnam.
Thirty families from the surrounding area were temporarily evacuated and road traffic was stopped on the Ly Hoa mountain pass section of National Highway Number 1 ahead of the demolition, which created a huge explosion spreading pieces of the bomb over hundreds of metres.
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“Trade unions agreed that they should have only one voice to negotiate with enterprises if disputes take place.
“The head of the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association, Mr. Rong Chhun, said on Thursday, 29 July 2010, that in a meeting about the draft of a Trade Union Law it was suggested by the government that in an enterprise, even though there are
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“The acting Asia Director of Human Rights Watch, Ms. Elaine Pearson, said at the release of a 76-page Human Rights Watch report to the national and international press on 20 July 2010, ‘It is known since a long that some police and other authorities of Cambodia detain sex workers illegally, beat them and rape them, and steal money and other property they have with them.’
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“Phnom Penh: Human Rights Watch [“ Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice”] criticized the Cambodian military for being involved in forced evictions.
The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 671
The Mirror carries regularly reports about incidents considered to be border violations, but much more frequently information about smuggling. Some people are caught and sent to court; the border with Thailand has been beyond regular control, so that finally an attempt had to be made that even a large number of illegal border crossings had to be brought under control, as The Mirror had reported on 10 June 2010, from which we quote again:
Illegal border entries closed in crackdown
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“The international community celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Cambodia became a member of this convention in 1992.