Cambodia

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 ]