Cambodia

Cambodia: New media code of conduct an attempt to restrict press freedom
19 May 2017 7:11 pm

(Bangkok, 19 May 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the imposition of a restrictive media code of conduct by the National Election Committee (NEC) ahead of the upcoming commune elections scheduled for 4 June 2017. The code of conduct includes vague language and restrictive rules, which violate the [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Cambodian and International CSOs Condemn Removal of Banners Calling for the Release of Human Rights Defenders
10 May 2017 11:22 am

May 9, 2017 – We, the undersigned Cambodian and international civil society organizations, condemn the removal by district and commune police authorities of banners calling for the release of six human rights defenders. Banners were removed from the offices of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), the Cambodian League for the Promotion and [ Read more ]

Civil Society under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison for the ADHOC 5
28 April 2017 3:34 pm

(Bangkok, 28 April 2017) – Exactly one year ago, the Cambodian Government arrested the ADHOC 5, five prominent Cambodian human rights defenders, on trumped up charges connected to helping a victim of government harassment. Since then, the five have been subjected to a never-ending nightmare of more than ten denials of bail requests, deliberate court [ Read more ]

Press Briefing – Civil Society Under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison for ADHOC 5
25 April 2017 4:16 pm

Civil Society Under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison for ADHOC 5 An event co-organised by Human Rights Watch and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday 28 April 2017, 10:30-12:00 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), Bangkok Friday marks one year detention for the ADHOC 5. Exactly one [ Read more ]

UN Human Rights Council attention on Cambodia ahead of elections
27 March 2017 12:07 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 27 March 2017) – The 34th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council saw continued attention to the human rights situation in Cambodia. It was mentioned in two different debates at the sessions on 8-9 March, and on 22 March in statements by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the EU, France, [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Civil society groups join together to condemn the worsening crackdown on dissent in the lead up to commune and national elections in Cambodia
6 March 2017 11:38 am

78 international and Cambodian civil society groups join together to condemn the worsening crackdown on dissent in the lead up to commune and national elections in Cambodia, calling on the government to cease their unlawful attacks on human rights defenders and comply with their responsibility to adhere to legally binding international human rights standards. We, [ Read more ]

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 ]