Cambodia

Cambodia: Halt the Judicial Harassment of Tep Vanny
23 February 2017 6:47 pm

(Bangkok, 23 February 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns today’s decision of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to sentence Tep Vanny to two-and-half years in prison. The decision is another attempt to silence and prevent the peaceful expression of dissent in the country. FORUM-ASIA calls on the Cambodian [ Read more ]

From our Member, LICADHO, Cambodia – Joint Statement: Tep Vanny Convicted Again as Para-Police Attack Supporters
5:45 pm

We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn today’s unjust conviction and sentencing of Tep Vanny and the latest outrageous violence perpetrated by para-police against her supporters outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Land activist and Boeung Kak Lake community representative Tep Vanny was convicted this morning of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances and sentenced to two [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Amendments to Law on Political Parties further restricts freedoms of expression and association
22 February 2017 6:34 pm

(Bangkok, 22 February 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses serious concern over the passage of amendments to the Law on Political Parties by the National Assembly on Monday. The amendments, if approved by the Senate, would allow the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Interior to dissolve any political [ Read more ]

International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia
19 October 2016 4:46 pm

On 19 October 2016, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), Asia Democracy Network (ADN), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) organised  the International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia. More than 80 participants from national, international and [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Civil society urges international effort to ensure Cambodia’s fulfillment of the Paris Peace Accords, 25 years after their signature
4:35 pm

PHNOM PENH, 19 October 2016 — We, the undersigned civil society organizations, are deeply concerned by the escalating political crisis in Cambodia. We call for a halt to all government repression of critical voices, and a concerted international effort to ensure the fulfillment of the commitments enshrined in the Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia, signed [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Release Ny Chakrya Immediately and Unconditionally
29 September 2016 3:25 pm

(Bangkok, 29 September 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the sentence passed on Ny Chakrya, the Deputy Secretary General of the National Election Committee (NEC) and former Head of Human Rights and Legal Aid Section of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), by the Phnom Penh Municipal [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement during the Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
28 September 2016 6:32 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Ms. Rhona Smith Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Mr. President, We make this [ Read more ]

HRC33 Side Event – Cambodia in Crisis: Human Rights Under Siege, 25 years after the Paris Peace Accords
19 September 2016 11:16 am

The side event to the 33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, ‘Cambodia in Crisis: Human Rights Under Siege – 25 years after the Paris Peace Accords’, is co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), CIVICUS [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Open Letter to Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia
19 August 2016 10:23 am

Geneva, 18 August 2016, Re: Call on the Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution addressing Cambodia’s gravely deteriorating human rights situation Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned international, regional, and Cambodian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), urge your delegation to support the adoption of a resolution addressing Cambodia’s gravely deteriorating human rights situation at the 33rd session [ Read more ]

Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official
8 August 2016 2:24 pm

We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allegations of bribery.  The five face charges in regard to providing advice and legitimate reimbursement of food [ Read more ]