CSOs condemn opposition crackdown and express concern over threats to democracy

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CSOs condemn the severe crackdown which is being undertaken by the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) against Cambodia’s political opposition, along with the absolute control of the judiciary being exercised by the RGC in order to harass its opponents. On Friday, 13 November 2015, the Phnom Penh municipal court issued an arrest warrant for Cambodian […]

ADHOC: Second anniversary of a denial of justice

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November 12, 2015, marked the second anniversary of the death of Mrs Eng Sokhum, a victim of indiscriminate violence and excessive use of force by security forces during an SL garment factory workers’ protest in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district. It, unfortunately, also marked the passing of two years of denial of justice without appropriate […]

International Human Rights NGO demands Case Against Opposition Leader Be Dropped

Human Rights Watch demands case against opposition leader to be dropped Cambodian authorities should rescind the politically motivated arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy and quash the wrongful convictions on which it is based. Cambodia’s donors should publicly call for the case to be dropped and for Prime Minister Hun Sen to end his […]

Academic Visit to Cambodia by Mr Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association


 On 07 to 08 November 2015, Mr Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association, came to Cambodia on an unofficial academic visit. During his visit, Mr Kiai had the opportunity to meet with diverse groups of Cambodian society, including community representatives of Boeung Kak Lake and Borey Keila, trade unionists, political […]

International Urgent Appeal to Stop Judicial Harassment of and to Release Mother Nature activists

On 09 November 2015, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint programme of FIDH and OMCT) requested urgent intervention in the case of Sim Somnang, Tri Sovikea, and San Mala, members of NGO “Mother Nature”, a local environmental group known for its efforts to stop illegal sand dredging and the construction […]

Joint Press Release – CSOs call for an End to Impunity in Cambodia on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

01 November 2015. To mark the United Nations’ second International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, we, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”), call upon the Royal Government of Cambodia to bring an end to Cambodia’s rampant culture of impunity, and to ensure that the perpetrators of human rights violations are brought to […]

Cambodia: Open letter to French President François Hollande ahead of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements and the upcoming visit to France by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, FIDH and its member organizations ADHOC and LICADHO, wish to convey their utmost concern over recent human rights violations in Cambodia. Such include the arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of environmental activists, political […]