31 May 2012 7:31 pm

Dear President Zoellick and President-Elect Kim, It has recently come to our attention that the World Bank is considering ending its suspension of new loans to the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and preparing an Interim Strategy Note to facilitate new lending. We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our deeply held view that, despite [ Read more ]

INGO Letter: Vacate convictions against BKL human rights defenders
29 May 2012 6:18 pm

29 May 2012 H.E. Hun Sen Prime Minister Kingdom of Cambodia Your Excellency,We, the undersigned regional and international non-governmental organizations, write to express our grave concerns regarding the arbitrary arrest and mistreatment of 13 women human rights defenders at the Boeung Kak Lake (BKL) development site in Phnom Penh on May 22, 2012. We strongly [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Open Letter to Govt on Shooting of Protestors in Bavet
16 March 2012 5:36 pm

We, the undersigned regional and international non-governmental organizations, write to you to express our grave concerns regarding the shooting of three female garment workers in the Bavet town of Svay Rieng province on 20 February 2012. We received information that around 6,000 workers gathered in front of the Kaoway Sports Ltd factory in a peaceful [ Read more ]

Cambodia : Borei Keila forced eviction and arbitrary detention of 22 women and 6 children
23 January 2012 11:16 am

H.E. Samdech Hun Sen Prime Minister Cabinet of the Prime Minister Council of Ministers Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia Via facsimile: +855 23 360-666

Cambodia: Revise or Abandon Draft NGO Law
23 December 2011 11:07 am

Donors Should Insist on Protections for Civil Society (Bangkok, December 22, 2011) – Donors, who provide approximately half of Cambodia’s national budget, should make clear to the Cambodian government that the fourth draft of the Law on Associations and NGOs (LANGO) must be revised to protect civil society or be withdrawn, a group of concerned [ Read more ]

Open Letter: Draft law threatening civil society in Cambodia
19 November 2011 10:00 am

This is an open letter submitted to the ADB President to convince the Cambodia government to withdraw the draft Law on Associations and NGOs.   November 19, 2011 Haruhiko Kuroda President, Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue , Mandaluyong City 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines Via facsimile:  +63-2-636-2683 Re: Draft law threatening civil society in Cambodia [ Read more ]

18th HRC Regular Session: Oral Statement on Cambodia
28 September 2011 4:18 am

18th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia, Mr. Surya Subedi Wednesday, 28 September 2011 Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA and its member organizations in Cambodia, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association [ Read more ]

Cambodia : Civil Society and Private Sector Groups Condemn Government’s Arbitrary Suspension of Local NGO “We Are All STT”
23 August 2011 3:53 am

August 21, 2011 – We, representatives of the undersigned members of civil society and private sector groups, support national development that is equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. We believe national development should contribute not only to the growth of commerce and industry but also to the welfare of the wider population. Civil society actors, both local [ Read more ]

Thailand-Cambodian Civil Society Wants ASEAN to Solve the Border Conflict
4 May 2011 9:00 pm

Thailand and Cambodian civil society in ASEAN People’s Forum in Jakarta on Wednesday night (4 May) agreed to request ASEAN as a neutral party, to mediate border conflict resolution between the two countries. “We believe this border conflict is not what the people of Thailand and Cambodia want, but due to political problems (Prime Minister [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Withdraw Flawed Draft NGO and Association Law
6 April 2011 9:00 pm

For Immediate Release Cambodia: Withdraw Flawed Draft NGO and Association Law Revised Draft Does Not Address Rights Concerns (Bangkok, April 7, 2011) – Cambodia’s draft law regulating associations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should be abandoned because it will undermine rather than promote civil society in the country, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Forum-Asia, Global Witness, [ Read more ]