Cambodia

Cambodia: The End of Democracy
17 November 2017 4:18 pm

(17 November 2017, Bangkok) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM‐ASIA) deplores the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Supreme Court of Cambodia yesterday. The judiciary in Cambodia is closely controlled by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and has been increasingly used to stifle the fundamental freedoms of the [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter Requesting to Reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia
23 October 2017 9:59 am

Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations Mr. Joko Widodo, President, Republic of Indonesia (Co-Chair of the 1991 Paris Conference on Cambodia) Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President, The French Republic (Co-Chair of the 1991 Paris Conference on Cambodia) 23 October 2017 Re: Request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia, in light of the Cambodian government’s [ Read more ]

Press Conference – Human Rights and Democracy Crisis in Cambodia: Time to Act
16 October 2017 11:24 am

Press Conference – Human Rights and Democracy Crisis in Cambodia: Time to Act 10:30-12:30 on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) Event is free and open to the public The event will be livestreamed through www.facebook.com/FORUMASIA/   The human rights and democracy crisis in Cambodia has now reached historical proportions. Using [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Grave Concerns over Threats to Democracy in Cambodia
9 October 2017 6:01 pm

(Bangkok, 9 October 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly denounces the recent legal action taken by the Government of Cambodia against the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the country’s main opposition party. On 6 October 2017, a petition to dissolve the CNRP was filed with the Supreme Court on [ Read more ]

UN Human Rights Council Puts Cambodia Under Scrutiny ahead of 2018 Elections
29 September 2017 7:16 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 29 September 2017) In passing its biannual resolution on Cambodia today, the UN Human Rights Council took the additional step of authorising the UN to prepare a report on the country in the next six months, ahead of the July 2018 elections. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia
28 September 2017 11:37 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia  Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 27 September 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA notes the report of the Special [ Read more ]

HRC36 Side Event: Cambodia – A Human Rights Crisis
19 September 2017 12:56 pm

  Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Time: 11:00 – 12:00 Venue: Room XV, Palais des Nations, Geneva This event is co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Article 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on Human Rights Situations in Several Asian Countries
13 September 2017 10:43 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2 General Debate: Oral Update by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 12 September 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Oral Update by the UN [ Read more ]

Civil society calls on the UN Human Rights Council to address Cambodia’s human rights crisis
10 September 2017 8:48 pm

September 8, 2017 The undersigned civil society organizations, representing groups working within and outside Cambodia to advance human rights, rule of law, and democracy, are writing to alert your government to an unfolding human rights crisis in Cambodia. As detailed below, there has been a marked deterioration in the civil and political rights environment over [ Read more ]

Cambodia: In Solidarity with The Cambodia Daily, Stop Silencing Dissenting Voices
4 September 2017 5:46 pm

(Bangkok, 4 September 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern on the forced closure of the independent newspaper the Cambodia Daily, which has published its final edition today after 24 years of unbiased and fearless news reporting. The Cambodia Daily’s shut down by the Cambodian Government constitutes a [ Read more ]