Category : Press Release and Statement

EU must demand an end to persecution of opposition during human rights dialogue

April 29, 2016 – The European Union (EU) must use the upcoming human rights dialogue with Cambodia to demand that authorities stop the harassment, arbitrary arrest, and imprisonment of opposition MPs, members, and their supporters, FIDH and its member organizations, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and the Cambodian League for the Promotion […]

Joint Press Statement: CSOs declare support for Mother Nature and condemn crackdown against the organization

  Phnom Penh, 14 February 2016. In response to the latest unjust charges brought against three further members of the environmental non-governmental organization (“NGO”) Mother Nature, we, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”), declare our support for Mother Nature, and condemn the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”)’s crackdown on the organization and Cambodian civil society […]

Joint press release – ASEAN: Obama must demand progress on human rights during Summit

  Paris, 13 February 2015: US President Barack Obama must demand progress on human rights during the upcoming Summit with Southeast Asian leaders, FIDH and its nine member organizations from Southeast Asia urged today. President Obama will meet with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in Rancho Mirage, California, on […]

Civil Society Strongly Condemns Violence Against Demonstrating Bus Drivers

  February 6, 2016 – We, the undersigned civil society groups, strongly condemn this morning’s violence by members of the Cambodia for Confederation Development Association (CCDA) against protesting bus drivers and their supporters, as well as the woefully inadequate police response, call for the release of two men arbitrarily arrested and demand an investigation into […]

Joint Open Letter to the U.S. Secretary of State, John F. Kerry, on the occasion of his visit to Phnom Penh on 26 January 2016

The undersigned organisations to this joint open letter are appealing to Mr. John F. Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, to make any strengthening of bilateral relations with Cambodia contingent on significant progress in the promotion of democratic reforms and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.      John F. Kerry Secretary of State Department […]

Cambodian CSOs Commemorate 67th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day Under the theme “Promoting of Freedom of Expression”

Today, on 10 December 2015, civil society organizations in Cambodia are celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) under the theme “Promoting of Freedom of Expression” in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. In addition to the public, we have invited the President of the National Assembly Samdech Akeak Moha Ponhea […]

CSOs condemn opposition crackdown and express concern over threats to democracy

CSOs condemn the severe crackdown which is being undertaken by the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) against Cambodia’s political opposition, along with the absolute control of the judiciary being exercised by the RGC in order to harass its opponents. On Friday, 13 November 2015, the Phnom Penh municipal court issued an arrest warrant for Cambodian […]