Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC)
14 December 2016 11:49 am
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +855-23 218653 Fax: +855-23 217229About:
The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental human rights organization based and active in Cambodia since 1991. For more than 26 years, ADHOC has worked to address the absence of basic rights, freedoms and liberties in Cambodia by providing people with knowledge and understanding of human rights, law and democracy, and how to defend their rights and freedoms. ADHOC’s purposes include assisting victims of abuses in their quest for justice, strengthening the capacity of ordinary citizens to claim their rights, and encouraging citizens to lobby and advocate for improvement and enhancement of laws, institutions and law enforcement.
Vision: ADHOC envisions a society that respects human rights and law
To fulfill its mission, ADHOC is comprised of two main sections: the Human Rights and Land Rights Section and the Women’s and Children’s Rights Section.
The Human Rights and Land Rights Section
The Human Rights and Land Rights Section handles complaints of human rights abuse such as extrajudicial killings, illegal arrest and detention, torture, physical assault, impunity, or violations of fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly and association. In addition, the Section handles cases of land and natural resource rights violations, including those concerning land grabbing, forced evictions, Economic Land Concessions (ELCs), Social Land Concessions (SLCs) and destruction of natural resources.
The Women’s and Children’s Rights Section
The Women’s and Children’s Rights Section focuses on issues of gender-based violence (GBV), including rape, domestic violence, human trafficking, and migrant abuse.
Each of ADHOC’s sections conducts three kinds of activities:
o Support to victims of human rights violations, through Investigation and intervention, case-by- case fact-finding, legal advice and representation, and material, travel, medical, case management and repatriation assistance;
o Empowerment activities, including capacity-building training, sensitization courses, workshops, meetings, or network-building events; and
o Advocacy and lobbying, including press conferences, statements, thematic reports, dialogue
meeting directly with high ranking, diplomats or workshops and meetings between authorities,
communities and victims to encourage them to share information and find joint solutions to
disputes and challenges, as well as advocacy activities at the regional and international levels.
ADHOC operates across Cambodia from a Central Office in Phnom Penh and 17 provincial offices.
Thun Saray (President): [email protected]Address:
No. 3, Street 158 (Oukghna Troeung Kang),
Sangkat Boeung Raing, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
P.O. Box: 1024, Cambodia