Cambodia

[Joint Statement] Cambodia: Stop silencing critical commentary on COVID-19
25 May 2021 10:50 am

(25 May 2021) ‒ We, the undersigned international human rights organisations, call on the Cambodian government to immediately stop its assault on freedom of expression in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent months, the government has warned against public criticism of its actions, prevented independent journalists from reporting on the pandemic, prosecuted individuals [ Read more ]

[Media Lines] Cambodia: Convictions of environmental defenders clear cases of reprisals
6 May 2021 11:18 am

Following the conviction of Mother Nature Cambodia’s environmental defenders for incitement, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said: The convictions of Mother Nature’s environmental defenders Phuon Keoreaksmey, Long Kunthea, Thun Ratha, Chea Kunthin and Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson yesterday are clear cases of reprisals aimed at silencing environmental defenders who have continuously advocated against the destructive impact [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodia – Statement – Environment Ministry Should Stop Arresting and Harassing Forestry Activists
6 March 2021 12:23 am

Environment Ministry Should Stop Arresting and Harassing Forestry Activists February 9, 2021 – We, the undersigned groups, urge the Ministry of Environment to stop their campaign of harassment against local forestry activists and community members. On Friday morning, local officials working for the Ministry of Environment arrested five forestry activists who were wrapping trees in [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
2 October 2020 11:22 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Oral Statement Delivered by Joy Anne Icayan On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 1 October 2020 Madam President, The government of Cambodia continues [ Read more ]

Cambodia: The Government should end its systematic harassment of activists and human rights defenders
16 September 2020 11:00 am

Cambodia: The Government should end its systematic harassment of activists and human rights defenders (Bangkok, 16 September 2020) – The arrests of human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists in Cambodia demonstrate the increasingly hostile climate against HRDs, and the Cambodian government’s relentless assault against the fundamental rights of its people, the Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodia – Release Imprisoned Activists and End Crackdown Against Young Cambodians
9 September 2020 12:28 am

Release Imprisoned Activists and End Crackdown Against Young Cambodians September 9, 2020 – We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the arrests of seven young activists over the past few days, and call for all charges against those imprisoned to be dropped immediately. We urge the government to end its campaign of fear and repression [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Cambodia: Civil Society Organizations Call for the Draft Law on Public Order to be Immediately Discarded
13 August 2020 3:03 pm

JOINT STATEMENT Civil Society Organizations Call for the Draft Law on Public Order to be Immediately Discarded Phnom Penh, 13 August 2020 – We, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities, call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law [ Read more ]

[Joint Press Release] Thai Appeal Court decision paves the way for Asia’s first transboundary class action on human rights abuses
31 July 2020 12:47 pm

https://www.inclusivedevelopment.net/court-decision-p…an-rights-abuses/ For Immediate Release Thai Appeal Court decision paves the way for Asia’s first transboundary class action on human rights abuses (July 31, 2020) – Today, Cambodian plaintiffs representing more than 700 farming families won a landmark appeal allowing them to move forward with their class action against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol. The [ Read more ]

[Joint Media Alert] Cambodia: Appeal Court set to rule on Southeast Asia’s first transboundary class action into human rights abuses
30 July 2020 12:07 pm

Media Alert For Immediate Release 30 July 2020 Cambodia: Appeal Court set to rule on Southeast Asia’s first transboundary class action into human rights abuses Will the Thai courts uphold Business and Human Rights standards as recommended by the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand and The National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights? [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments
22 July 2020 3:55 pm

Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments 21 July 2020 Your excellency, We, the undersigned 33 civil society organizations, urge the Governments of Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to echo the European Union (EU) in its [ Read more ]