Press Release: Urgent Assistance needed for Cambodian Migrant Workers

The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) calls upon the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to urgently assist Cambodian migrant workers encountering human rights abuses from recruiters, employers and traffickers within and outside of the country.

National Training on ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism on 13th-14th December 2011 at Le Royal Hotel, Phnom Penh

This year ADHOC and the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) jointly organized the national workshop on ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism for training of trainers from local NGOs, thanks to support from Forum-Asia.
The aims of the training were mainly to disseminate knowledge and to enhance skills of CSOs for engaging with the AICHR, ACWC and ASEAN as well as help establish local trainers and resource persons at a national level. This is especially important for 2012 as Cambodia will act as the chair of ASEAN.

Cambodian Civil Society Celebrates the 63rd Anniversary of Human Rights Day December 10, 1948 – December 10, 2011


Today, Civil Society in Cambodia is celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) (10 December 1948 – 10 December 2011) with the participation of the King’s representative, members of parliament, government representatives, foreign diplomats and citizens under the main theme: “Independent Judiciary and Freedom of Expression are the Foundations of Social Justice and Respect for Human Rights” in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia.

Program Objectives

It is fast becoming common knowledge that a country cannot develop sustainably without first empowering its women. It has been proven that empowering women fuels thriving economies and spurs productivity and growth. In Cambodia, and worldwide, women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters, wars, land grabbing, climate change and corruption. When women’s rights are not respected […]

ADHOC Civil Parties Give Statements at the ECCC

The first week of evidence hearings in the long anticipated trial for case 002 recently came to a close. Despite daily disruptions regarding various procedural matters, the Court demonstrated its flexibility when it came to health issues resulting from the advanced ages of the accused, witnesses and civil parties. Due to the high blood pressure of Nuon Chea, two Civil Parties were called early to start their testimony.

Statement: Appeal for the Release of Mr. Sor Sung, Kampong Chhnang Province

On 8th December, 2011, a press conference was held at ADHOC offices in support of villagers from Kampong Chhnang province, who are calling for the release of their village representative. On 7th December, the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh held a hearing in response to calls for the overturning of the conviction of Mr. Sor Sung, who was found guilty of attempted murder by Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court in 2007.


ADHOC takes on interns to work on specific projects and to assist the different programs—land and natural resources; human rights; women’s and children’s rights; and the ECCC. As a non-profit organization, ADHOC does not have the resources to pay interns. Interns stay at ADHOC usually for a minimum of three months.There are currently no internship […]