A 4 year old girl was nearly beaten to death by her step-father because her face reminded him of her biological father


On 27 September 2014 a 4 year old girl, O.S.P., was nearly beaten to death by her step-father, Mr. D.V.N, 26 years old, worker at Thnorl Bek village, Kar Krov Sankat, Doun Koe town, Takao province. Mr. D.V.N claimed he had simply reprimanded his 4 year step-daughter for playing too close to the road. He […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert visit organized by ADHOC


Between 17th-22th November 2014 Mr. Robert Porter and Mr. Syarif Abadi, experts from Tilburg University’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Civil Law and Conflict Resolution (TISCO), based in the Netherlands, visited ADHOC. TISCO is providing technical support for the development of ADHOC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. In this light the experts interviewed ADR communities, local authorities, […]

Joint Statement: Arbitrary arrests in Boeung Kak 1

Home of Ly Srea Kheng

Phnom Penh, November 19th 2014 – The Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF), Building Community Voice (BCV), the Cambodian league for the promotion and defense of human rights (LICADHO), the community legal education Center (CLEC), the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), and the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) condemn the arbitrary arrests and expedited trial of M. Ly Srea Kheng and his daughter Ms. Ly Seavminh on the late afternoon of November 18th 2014. The family is involved in a land dispute with the Khun Sear Import Export Company, in the Boeung Kak 1 area in Phnom Penh and already encountered death threats, attacks and many intimidations.

On the morning of November 18th 2014, M. Ly Srea Kheng was arrested by the police at his home in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. His daughter, Ms. Ly Seav Minh, 23, was also arrested at around 4:00pm, in front of the Phnom Penh court while she was trying to find the whereabouts of her father.

Civil Society Groups Condemn Arrest and Detention of the Boeung Kak Lake Seven

November 12, 2014 – We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the arrest, detention, and conviction of the seven Boeung Kak Lake community representatives following protests outside Phnom Penh City Hall on the morning of November 10, 2014.  On Monday, seven representatives from Boeung Kak Lake community were arrested after protesting in front of city […]