Cambodia

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 ]

Mass exit of editors and reporters at the Phnom Penh Post sign of great concern for democracy in Cambodia
9 May 2018 7:14 pm

(Bangkok, 9 May 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is gravely concerned about the developments this week at the Phnom Penh Post. The dismissal of the editor-in-chief and the subsequent walkout of senior editors and reporters who felt they no longer had editorial independence represent the final blow for press [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter at 32nd ASEAN Summit: Cambodia’s Political Instability
2 May 2018 12:09 pm

APRIL 25, 2018  H.E. DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN Minister for Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tanglin, Singapore Republic of Singapore Re: Cambodia’s Political Instability Dear Foreign Minister; We, the undersigned international and regional organizations, write to you on the occasion of the 32nd ASEAN Summit to urge your immediate attention to the severe deterioration in [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Release Former Radio Free Asia journalists and drop all charges
5 April 2018 5:53 pm

(Bangkok, 5 April 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns yesterday’s decision of the Court of Appeal to continue the detention of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin. The defence lawyer had argued that the two journalists were held for more than 48 hours [ Read more ]

HRC37 Joint Oral Statement on the curtailment of Civic Space and repression of Dissent in Cambodia
23 March 2018 12:15 am

37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Report of the Secretary General on the Role and achievements of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in assisting the Government and people of Cambodia in the promotion and protection of human rights By R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf [ Read more ]