Despite Concerns, ADHOC Welcomes The Human Rights Council’s Decision to Renew the Mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia

The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) welcomes the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia.

Mr. Surya Subedi, as the longest-serving of Cambodia’s five Special Rapporteurs for human rights, utilized his mandate to highlight issues such as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs), and judicial and electoral reform.

Military-Workers Standoff Resolved Peacefully in Phnom Penh.

On 27 September 2013, garment factory workers from the SL-factory marched in Phnom Penh and met with the council of ministers regarding an ongoing labor dispute with factory bosses. The demonstrators intended to petition at the Prime Minister’s House, to highlight their poor working conditions.

Their protest was met with a massive display of force by the authorities, with ADHOC monitors estimating over 1000 police and military police present.

Joint Statement on the Release of Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun

Phnom Penh, 25 September 2013 – The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) and Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) today applaud the decision by the Supreme Court to release Mr. Born Samnang and Mr. Sok Sam Oeun, who have spent more than four and a half years in prison to date for a crime they did not commit. The two were convicted in August 2005 of the murder of Mr. Chea Vichea, leader of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), who was gunned down in broad daylight in central Phnom Penh on the 22 January 2004.

ADHOC Endorses Joint Public Statement – Cambodia’s Government and Donors Must Act Now to Prevent Escalation of Violence

Cambodia’s government and donors must act now to prevent escalation of violence

Gravely concerned at the Cambodian authorities’ repeated use of excessive force to prevent and suppress the people’s exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and civil society groups call on the Cambodian and foreign governments to take immediate action to prevent the human rights situation from deteriorating further.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Cambodia – The ECCC funding crisis must be swiftly resolved

The Government of Cambodia and the international community should immediately work to resolve the funding crisis of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), in order to effectively complete the proceedings against former Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, and respect the rights of victims to justice and reparation, according to […]

Bittersweet Harvest: Report Released by Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International (IDI) on the EBA Initiative and Cambodia’s Sugar Industry

A European Union (EU) trade initiative intended to reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries has driven thousands of Cambodian farming families into destitution and led to serious human rights violations, Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International (IDI) said in a report released Tuesday.

Report: Evaluation KRT Project 2010 – 2012

Executive Summary: One of the unique features of the ECCC is the possibility for the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime to participate in its proceedings as Civil Parties. The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (French acronym: ADHOC) is instrumental in assisting victims in doing so. In Case 001, ADHOC assisted more than one-third […]