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A comprehensive analysis of Cambodia's acid law that was passed by the National Assembly, assessing its strengths and its weaknesses. The report analyzes acid laws around the world, considering how both effective and ineffective acid laws are formulated. The authors present four recurrent themes with regards to acid legislation in other countries. These are (i) the criminalization of acid violence; (2) regulation of sale, distribution, possession and transportation of acid; (3) prosecution and punishment; and (4) victim support. The report uses these benchmarks to analyze and assess the acid law for Cambodia, and provides recommendations to the RGC as to amendments that should be made to the law, the content of sub-decrees and directives that should be implemented to supplement the law and support its implementation once it is promulgated.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Crimes
  • Human rights
  • Legal and judicial reform
  • Legal and judicial reform NGOs
  • Legal framework
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
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Author (corporate) Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Publisher Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Publication date 2012
Pagination 38 p.
Date uploaded July 13, 2015, 03:11 (UTC)
Date modified July 13, 2015, 03:14 (UTC)