Cambodia

JOINT STATEMENT: CSOs call on authorities to step up the fight against endemic impunity in Cambodia
1 November 2018 10:30 pm

JOINT STATEMENT: CSOs call on authorities to step up the fight against endemic impunity in Cambodia Phnom Penh, 1 November 2018 – On the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, we, the undersigned civil society groups and communities, condemn the ongoing impunity enjoyed by perpetrators of crimes against journalists [ Read more ]

HRC39 Joint Statement on Item 10: General Debate on Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building (Cambodia)
27 September 2018 12:10 pm

39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: General Debate on Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building (Cambodia) By Freedom House, FORUM-ASIA, CIVICUS, and Front Line Defenders 27 September 2018 Mr. President, we make this statement on behalf of a group of NGOs.  We welcome the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Civil society condemns the wrongful conviction of Cambodian human rights defenders
12:08 pm

(Jakarta, 27 September 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CIVICUS, Freedom House, and Front Line Defenders condemn yesterday’s conviction of four human rights defenders from the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and a National Election Committee (NEC) official, in what we see as a clear attack against their [ Read more ]

HRC39 Oral Statement at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
9:38 am

39th 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 Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 Mr President, We share the Special Rapporteur’s concerns on [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Ensure a fair trial for the Cambodian human rights defenders
17 September 2018 4:11 pm

(Bangkok, 17 September 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) urges the Government of Cambodia to ensure a fair trial for five Cambodian human rights defenders facing trial tomorrow, and to end the ongoing harassment they face as a result of undertaking their legitimate work to promote and defend human rights [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny
15 August 2018 10:26 am

Phnom Penh, 15 August 2018 – Land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny has been unjustly detained for two years as of today, for defending the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake community and her fellow Cambodians. We, the undersigned civil society organisations and communities, condemn her ongoing imprisonment and call on the authorities [ Read more ]

Post-Mortem for Cambodia Democracy: The “Elections” and Hun Sen’s Dictatorship
31 July 2018 11:22 am

7pm on Thursday 2 August 2018 at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free and open to the public The event will be live-streamed on FORUM-ASIA’s Facebook page On the 29 July, Cambodia went to the polls in an election without the forcibly dissolved main opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), under laws re-written to favor [ Read more ]

HRC38: Oral Statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of opinion and expression
22 June 2018 1:56 pm

38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Oral Statement Delivered by Emmanuel Amistad on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 20 June 2018 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes [ Read more ]

‘Fighting for the advancement of your country now, might result in fewer challenges for the next generation’- Interview with Soeng Senkaruna, Senior Human Rights Investigator and Spokesperson of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC)
6 June 2018 2:00 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Soeng Senkaruna, Senior Human Rights Investigator and Spokesperson of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), a member of FORUM-ASIA. He has long been active in supporting the democratisation process of Cambodia, and is a dedicated human rights activist.  In this interview, Soeng Senkaruna shared with us [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Release former Radio Free Asia journalists and drop all charges
15 May 2018 6:32 pm

Cambodia: Release former Radio Free Asia journalists and drop all charges (Bangkok, 15 May 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the continued detention, which has now exceeded six months, of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin since their arrest on 14 November 2017. [ Read more ]