Result of ADR Section in 2013

ADHOC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section became operational in 2013 after finalizing a mediation toolkit with financial and technical support by the Tilburg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Civil Law and Conflict Resolution (TISCO) of Tilburg University in the Netherlands. The goal of the ADR section is to improve access to justice for the Cambodian […]

ADHOC JOINT STATEMENT: Cambodia: Latest crackdown on peaceful dissent further perpetuates impunity and fuels tensions

Cambodia: Latest crackdown on peaceful dissent further perpetuates impunity and fuels tensions   (Bangkok, 28 January 2014): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a Bangkok-based regional human rights NGO representing 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, registered its strongest condemnation of the Cambodian government’s violent suppression of demonstrators, rights observers […]

ADHOC STATEMENT – ADHOC STRONGLY CONDEMNS CRACKDOWN ON FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY

Phnom Penh, 27 January 2014 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) strongly condemns the continued illegal and systematic crackdown on freedom of assembly in Cambodia. At least 10 people were injured, three seriously, by military police and hired thugs this morning when government critic and owner of independent Beehive Radio, Mam Sonando, […]

ADHOC STATEMENT: ADHOC CONDEMNS ILLEGAL DETENTION OF UNION LEADER SOK CHHUN OEUN

Phnom Penh, 20 January 2014 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) condemns the illegal arrest and detention of Mr. Sok Chhun Oeung – the Vice President of Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) – at Phnom Penh’s riverside yesterday afternoon. Mr. Chhun Oeung was released today having been questioned by police in the capital. Mr. Chhun Oeung had organized a rally demanding the release of IDEA President Vorn Pao, arrested on 02 January 2014. The arrest of Mr. Chunn Oeung raised the tally to 24 people arrested in a government crackdown against garment workers asking for a raise to the minimum wage. A further five people have been killed. ADHOC urges the international community to join it in reminding the government that freedom of assembly is fundamental in a democracy and that the arbitrary arrest of a union leader is contrary to international standards which protect this right.

JOINT STATEMENT: Denunciation of government deadly crackdown on Phnom Penh demonstration

“The killing of demonstrators by government authorities is totally unacceptable,” said FIDH President Karim Lahidji. “The government must use dialogue, not guns and batons, to address workers’ demands and to deal with political dissent,” he added. On January 3, security forces attacked striking workers at Canadia Industrial Park, in southwest Phnom Penh. The area is […]

STATEMENT: ADHOC Condemns the Disproportionate Use of Force Against Protesters

Phnom Penh, 3 January 2013 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) denounces the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force that was used today by the military police against garment workers demanding their wages be doubled, which resulted in the killing of 5 protesters. Following three weeks of peaceful demonstrations, tensions increased yesterday […]

ADHOC Statement: NO SPACE FOR FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY IN ‘FREEDOM’ PARK

Phnom Penh, 09 January 2014 – A group of around 50 gendarme and 20-30 Daun Penh security guards affirmed today when they dispersed a small crowd at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park that the right to freely assemble will not be tolerated in Cambodia’s current political climate. A group of nine Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) youth activist were set to meet this morning to sing songs against violence. The planned meeting comes after the authorities have determined not to allow gatherings of more than 10 people. The youth activists also planned to discuss recent attacks against demonstrators which has left at least 6 people dead and scores injured since July 2013’s contested elections.