International Conference on Micro-justice co-organised by ADHOC in Phnom Penh


On the 24th-26th of October 2011 ADHOC and TISCO University co-hosted a conference on the micro-justice toolkit at the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh. There was great diversity among the participants with representatives from organizations based in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Egypt, Somalia, Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, Burma and Azerbaijan. Representatives from the Cambodian based organizations Cord, YRDP and Peace Bridges took part in the conference along with students from the Phnom Penh Royal University.

Micro-justice, which often takes the form of mediation, has been used to solve conflicts in Cambodia for centuries. However, no official records have been kept and so far no set of tools for dispute resolution outside the courts has been developed in a national context. The need for alternative ways of achieving justice in the Cambodian society has not changed and therefore ADHOC is collaborating with TISCO University to develop a micro-justice facilitator toolkit in the form of guidelines for effective dispute resolution.

ADHOC Human Rights Defenders Mr Pen Bunnar and Mr Chhay Thy Face Criminal Charges at Rattanakiri Provincial Court

Human Rights Defenders Mr Pen Bunnar and Mr. Chhay Thy are facing criminal charges at Rattanakiri Province Court As part of a growing trend whereby human rights defenders in Cambodia are facing criminal charges, two staff from the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Mr Pen Bunnar and Mr Chhay Thy, and one Radio […]

Statement on recent activity related to land dispute between Kratie communities and private company, CIV

Phnom Penh, 21 October 2011 Statement on recent activity related to land dispute between Kratie communities and private company, CIV On 21 October 2011 at 11am the CIV Company sent three men, one of them armed with an AK47 and dressed in military uniform, to block a group of people from accessing an area of […]

Cambodia continue to send Cambodian Workers to Malaysia without Security

Phnom Penh, 20 October 2011 The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) calls upon the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to prioritize the well-being of Cambodian migrant workers over private interests of recruitment agencies by upholding the temporary ban on recruiting, training or sending domestic workers to Malaysia. Following recurrent reports concerning abuse and […]

FIDH, ADHOC and LICADHO Joint press release

FIDH, ADHOC and LICADHO: Call for transparency and independence of proceedings in Cases 003 and 004, and for an effective implementation of victims’ rights to participate: Paris, Phnom Penh, 4 August 2011 – As the 10th session of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) Plenary concluded yesterday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisations in Cambodia, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights (LICADHO), express their shared concern regarding indications of political interference and a disturbing lack of transparency in Cases 003 and 004 before the ECCC.

Universal Periodic Review Report 2009

Interactive Dialogue, Major Recommendations, Responses and Personal Analysis of UPR on Cambodia (Last Review)

The first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Cambodia was conducted by the UN Human Rights Council in its working Group session held on Tuesday December 1st 2009 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The UPR is a new mechanism that allows a review of the human rights records of all 192 UN Member States once every four years.

ADHOC Safe Migration Public Forum

Public Forum in Siem Reap

On 22nd July 2011, ADHOC has organized a public forum in order to raise awareness at grassroots community level to the serious risks associated with labor migration