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CAMBODIA: Civil society condemns the passing of three flawed judicial reform bills and reiterates call for public consultation

The undersigned national and international civil society groups call on the Cambodian Senate to delay its review of three bills passed by the National Assembly (NA) on ‘reforming’ the judi...

CAMBODIA: A week that shook Cambodia

PRESS CONFERENCE “A WEEK THAT SHOOK CAMBODIA” Release of the Fact-finding Mission Report on the Violent Crackdown on Garment Workers in Cambodia (Dec 2013-Jan 2014) The garment industry ha...

CAMBODIA: Court rejects bail for remaining 21detainees

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the court has rejected the appeal of the 21 remaining detainees who sought the reversal of the decision by the lower court rejec...

CAMBODIA: Two of 23 detainees released on bail

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that two of the 23 detainees, one of whom is a minor, were released on bail on February 8. The AHRC welcomes the granting of...

CAMBODIA: Twenty three protesters detained for demanding an increase of the minimum wage must be released unconditionally

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes with deep concern regarding the continued detention of 23 persons, composed of labour leaders, garment workers and others, whom police and...

CAMBODIA: Stop the Violence: A Call for Release, Investigation and Reparation

We, the Cambodian and International Civil Society Organizations represented in this statement, condemn the use of armed force and escalating violence against the Cambodian people. At the start of 2014...

CAMBODIA: UN expert calls for free, fair and peaceful elections, and full respect for human rights

GENEVA (26 July 2013) – On the eve of the National Assembly elections in Cambodia on Sunday 28 July, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya P. Sube...

CAMBODIA: Civil Society Organizations call for political parties to further promote women’s and children’s issues

(Phnom Penh, 10 July 2013) On 3 July 2013, a group of civil society organizations (“CSOs”) jointly organized a national political platform debate on “Special Measures to Solve Women&...

CAMBODIA: Rights to Justice and Rehabilitation of Tortured Victims 

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Transcultural Psychosocial...

CAMBODIA: On International Human Rights Day, CCHR calls for all Cambodians and donors alike to stand up for human rights in Cambodia 

Today, 10 December 2012 — International Human Rights Day (IHRD) —  the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) calls for all Cambodians and donors alike to stand up for human rights in C...

CAMBODIA: A Cambodian that tolerates dissent sends the right message to President Obama 

Phnom Penh, 15 November 2012 — The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) expresses its condemnation at the arrest today of eight community activists in Thmar Kaul Village, Po Se...

CAMBODIA: Authorities disrupt two Civil Society events planned in parallel with the ASEAN Summit and threaten to arrest any protesters during the visit of President of the United States, Barack Obama 

CCHR Freedom of Expression Alert – Phnom Penh, 14 November 2012 According to a public announcement by the Civil Society Committee (the “Committee”) of ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEA...

CAMBODIA: President Obama’s visit and the serious problems about democracy and rule of law 

The visit of President Obama to Cambodia between November 17-20 should be an occasion to ask some vital and serious questions regarding the commitment of the United States, the European Union, the Uni...

CAMBODIA/VIETNAM: Open Letter to His Excellency Ngo Anh Dung, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia, calling for the guilty verdict in the case of two imprisoned Vietnamese songwriters to be overturned 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following open letter from Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to the Ambassador of Vietnam in Cambodia. CCHR...

CAMBODIA: Three rights workers and one journalist summonsed to appear at Ratanakkiri court on charges of incitement 

Joint Human Rights Defenders/Freedom of Expression Alert — Phnom Penh, 2 October 2012 On 1 October 2012, Ou Virak, President of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”), Pen Bo...

CAMBODIA: Two land rights activists imprisoned for their involvement in protests

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the recent arrests and detention of two land rights activists consecutively in just two days. They are currently being ...

CAMBODIA: Independent radio director and Democrats Association president, Mam Sonando, is illegally arrested on charges of secession 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that Mr. Mam Sonando (70) was arrested from his home on 15 July 2012 by the police and was formally charged on the following day by P...

CAMBODIA: Continued disruption of community empowerment activities organized by human rights groups 

Phnom Penh, 27 July 2012 — The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) condemn the disruption of a training session on land ri...

CAMBODIA: A Letter from Cambodian Ambassador for UK 

Below is a letter written by Cambidian Ambassador for United Kingdom regarding an article written by Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth published by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). It is one of many arti...

CAMBODIA: Statement on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2012 

Press Release — International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Phnom Penh, June 26, 2012 Seven leading civil society organizations will mark the United Nations International Day in Support o...