Cambodia

[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 ]

HRC41: Oral Statement on the adoption of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes of Cambodia
8 July 2019 11:19 am

41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Cambodia Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 5 July 2019 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA notes that Cambodia accepted 173 out of 198 recommendations it received [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – CSOs express serious concern and call for a stop to the ongoing judicial harassment of former Cambodia National Rescue Party members
3 June 2019 3:24 pm

Phnom Penh, 1 June 2019 – We, the undersigned civil society groups, express serious concern regarding the recent and ongoing judicial harassment of former Cambodia National Rescue Party (“CNRP”) elected officials and members through baseless arrests, summonses, and detentions across multiple provinces. We urge the Royal Government of Cambodia to immediately cease the harassment of [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Cambodia: Withdraw Arrest Warrants for CNRP Politicians, Take Genuine Steps towards Restoring Democratic Space
21 March 2019 3:28 pm

Cambodia: Withdraw Arrest Warrants for CNRP Politicians, Take Genuine Steps towards Restoring Democratic Space (21 March 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliaments for Human Rights (APHR), and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) denounce the issuance of warrants of arrests by a Cambodian court for exiled politicians affiliated with [ Read more ]

From Our Member LICADHO, Cambodia – HUMAN RIGHTS 2018: The Year in Review
14 February 2019 3:08 pm

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), member of FORUM-ASIA in Cambodia, published its 2018 human rights review that illustrates an overview of human rights situation in the country including: political development and civic space; LICADHO’s impact on communities and land activists; statistics on human rights situation; LICADHO’s monitoring and protection [ Read more ]

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 ]