Cambodia

Cambodia: Ensure transparency in Sokha’s Trial
17 January 2020 3:46 pm

(Bangkok, 17 January 2020) –The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) calls on the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to ensure full transparency in the trial of the Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, and reiterates the call of Cambodian civil society for a trial that is open to the public and independent media, and [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Civil society organizations call for all baseless charges against journalists to be dropped
23 December 2019 11:14 pm

Phnom Penh, 22 December 2019 – We, the undersigned media institutions and local and international civil society organizations call for charges against two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Mr. Uon Chhin and Mr. Yeang Sothearin (known as Yeang Sochea Meta), to be dropped. We also call on the government to take immediate action to [ Read more ]

Joint Letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen: Cambodia’s Law on Trade Unions and Cases Against Union Leaders
18 December 2019 11:44 am

Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen Government Peace Building, No. 38 Confederation Russia Blvd (110) Phnom Penh Cambodia December 18, 2019 Re: Cambodia’s Law on Trade Unions and Cases Against Union Leaders Dear Prime Minister, We, the undersigned Cambodian and international civil society organizations, are deeply concerned about the proposed amendments to the Law on Trade [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] ASEAN Member States should respect fundamental freedoms
14 November 2019 12:32 pm

(Bangkok, 14 November 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members Pusat KOMAS and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) from Malaysia, and Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS) from Indonesia, strongly condemns the recent tactics used by the Cambodian Government to repress the fundamental freedoms of [ Read more ]

Malaysia: Release CNRP leader Mu Sochua
7 November 2019 12:05 pm

FORUM-ASIA denounces the detention of Mu Sochua, the leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), at the airport in Malaysia. We urge the Malaysian Government to immediately release the exiled leader. The detention comes after unwarranted disruption of Sochua’s press conference by the Cambodian Ambassador to Indonesia in Jakarta yesterday. These acts of intimidation [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Civil Society Organizations condemn the continued investigation of ex-RFA journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin
4 October 2019 1:43 pm

Phnom Penh, 04 October 2019 – We, the undersigned civil society organizations strongly condemn the decision by the Municipal Court judge to continue the investigation into unsubstantiated espionage charges against Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin. The pair were arbitrarily arrested, detained and charged for the peaceful exercise of their freedom of expression and for their [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity-building
27 September 2019 10:50 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity-building Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo  On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 26 September 2019 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report on the OHCHR in Cambodia. We welcome the Secretary-General’s [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights Cambodia
26 September 2019 3:08 pm

42 nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights Cambodia Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 25 September 2019   Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA notes the report of [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd session
30 August 2019 11:35 am

To Members and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council              30 August 2019    Re: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd session                                             [ Read more ]

Joint statement – Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing
9 July 2019 11:24 am

9 July 2019 Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing (Bangkok, Thailand) — Today, on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, the 24 undersigned organizations renew calls on the Cambodian government to establish an independent and impartial Commission of [ Read more ]