Cambodia

Cambodia: The Government should end its systematic harassment of activists and human rights defenders
16 September 2020 11:00 am

Cambodia: The Government should end its systematic harassment of activists and human rights defenders (Bangkok, 16 September 2020) – The arrests of human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists in Cambodia demonstrate the increasingly hostile climate against HRDs, and the Cambodian government’s relentless assault against the fundamental rights of its people, the Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Cambodia: Civil Society Organizations Call for the Draft Law on Public Order to be Immediately Discarded
13 August 2020 3:03 pm

JOINT STATEMENT Civil Society Organizations Call for the Draft Law on Public Order to be Immediately Discarded Phnom Penh, 13 August 2020 – We, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities, call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law [ Read more ]

[Joint Media Alert] Cambodia: Appeal Court set to rule on Southeast Asia’s first transboundary class action into human rights abuses
30 July 2020 12:07 pm

Media Alert For Immediate Release 30 July 2020 Cambodia: Appeal Court set to rule on Southeast Asia’s first transboundary class action into human rights abuses Will the Thai courts uphold Business and Human Rights standards as recommended by the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand and The National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights? [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments
22 July 2020 3:55 pm

Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments 21 July 2020 Your excellency, We, the undersigned 33 civil society organizations, urge the Governments of Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to echo the European Union (EU) in its [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Cambodia: 4 Years On, No Effective Investigation into ­­Kem Ley’s Unlawful Killing
9 July 2020 1:33 pm

July 9, 2020 Cambodia: 4 Years On, No Effective Investigation into ­­Kem Ley’s Unlawful Killing Appoint Independent Commission of Inquiry, Seek UN Assistance Today, on the fourth anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, we, the 30 undersigned organizations, call on the Cambodian authorities to create an independent [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Repatriation of Cambodia Nationals to Cambodia
29 May 2020 3:41 pm

We, the undersigned civil society groups, call on the Cambodian government to immediately and safely repatriate a large group of Cambodian nationals currently stuck in Malaysia. Permitting their return is consistent with article 40 of the Cambodian Constitution, which safeguards the right of Cambodian citizens to settle abroad and to return to Cambodia, and Cambodia’s [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Drop all Charges against Journalist Sovann Rithy and Respect Media Freedom
10 April 2020 6:13 pm

(Bangkok, 10 April 2020) – Cambodian authorities must release journalist Sovann Rithy without conditions and reinstate the licence of TVFB immediately, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said. Sovann Rithy, the founder of TVFB, was detained and charged on 7 April 2020 for incitement for quoting Prime Minister’s Hun Sen from a [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Cambodia: State of Emergency draft law will put civic freedoms and human rights defenders at further risk
6 April 2020 5:24 pm

Cambodia: State of Emergency draft law will put civic freedoms and human rights defenders at further risk 6 April 2020 CAMBODIA: CIVICUS, FORUM-ASIA, Frontline Defenders and Civil Rights Defenders are seriously concerned about draconian provisions in Cambodia’s draft State of Emergency Law which mandates unfettered power to the executive, undermining fundamental freedoms with no defined [ Read more ]

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 ]