Cambodia

Cambodia: Revise or Abandon Draft NGO Law
23 December 2011 11:07 am

Donors Should Insist on Protections for Civil Society (Bangkok, December 22, 2011) – Donors, who provide approximately half of Cambodia’s national budget, should make clear to the Cambodian government that the fourth draft of the Law on Associations and NGOs (LANGO) must be revised to protect civil society or be withdrawn, a group of concerned [ Read more ]

Open Letter: Draft law threatening civil society in Cambodia
19 November 2011 10:00 am

This is an open letter submitted to the ADB President to convince the Cambodia government to withdraw the draft Law on Associations and NGOs.   November 19, 2011 Haruhiko Kuroda President, Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue , Mandaluyong City 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines Via facsimile:  +63-2-636-2683 Re: Draft law threatening civil society in Cambodia [ Read more ]

18th HRC Regular Session: Oral Statement on Cambodia
28 September 2011 4:18 am

18th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia, Mr. Surya Subedi Wednesday, 28 September 2011 Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA and its member organizations in Cambodia, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association [ Read more ]

Cambodia : Civil Society and Private Sector Groups Condemn Government’s Arbitrary Suspension of Local NGO “We Are All STT”
23 August 2011 3:53 am

August 21, 2011 – We, representatives of the undersigned members of civil society and private sector groups, support national development that is equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. We believe national development should contribute not only to the growth of commerce and industry but also to the welfare of the wider population. Civil society actors, both local [ Read more ]

Thailand-Cambodian Civil Society Wants ASEAN to Solve the Border Conflict
4 May 2011 9:00 pm

Thailand and Cambodian civil society in ASEAN People’s Forum in Jakarta on Wednesday night (4 May) agreed to request ASEAN as a neutral party, to mediate border conflict resolution between the two countries. “We believe this border conflict is not what the people of Thailand and Cambodia want, but due to political problems (Prime Minister [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Withdraw Flawed Draft NGO and Association Law
6 April 2011 9:00 pm

For Immediate Release Cambodia: Withdraw Flawed Draft NGO and Association Law Revised Draft Does Not Address Rights Concerns (Bangkok, April 7, 2011) – Cambodia’s draft law regulating associations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should be abandoned because it will undermine rather than promote civil society in the country, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Forum-Asia, Global Witness, [ Read more ]

Asian civil society condemns the conviction of Cambodian human rights defender
13 February 2011 9:00 pm

A group of 27 human rights organisations condemned the 25 January sentencing of mr Sam Chankea, provincial coordinator of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC). He was convicted of defamation charges under Article 305 of the New Penal Code and was ordered to pa y 4 million Cambodian riel in compensation and fines. [ Read more ]

Drop false charges against Cambodian human rights defender
23 January 2011 9:00 pm

(BANGKOK, 24 January 2011) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the false charges filed against Mr Sam Chankea, provincial coordinator of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC). Mr. Chankea is a human rights defender active in land rights issues in Kampong Chhnang province. He was charged with defamation under [ Read more ]

Joint statement by SEAPA and FORUM-ASIA on Proposed NGO Law in Cambodia
6 January 2011 9:00 pm

(7 January 2011) The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) and FORUM-ASIA, and the undersigned organizations are deeply troubled by a Cambodia government plan to pass a restrictive law to regulate the activities of local and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working inside the country. We believe the draft law, if approved in its present form, will [ Read more ]

CAMBODIA – Companies sign up to protect human rights
30 June 2010 11:04 am

At least 25 businesses last week signed an agreement of principle to ensure that their companies don’t violate the rights of workers or the public. The agreement was signed during the first-ever meeting between the private sector, civil society, diplomats and government officials that was aimed at promoting human rights in business. The agreement contained [ Read more ]