Category : Adhoc

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.



Phnom Penh, 20 June 2014 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is deeply critical of the uncivilized and inhumane manner in which Cambodian migrants have been treated by the Thai military junta as a result of its drive to deport undocumented migrants, which has resulted in serious violations of the rights of […]


Phnom Penh, 11 June 2014 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is gravely concerned at witness reports to ADHOC investigators of the killing of up to nine Cambodian migrants and the beating of another by the Thai armed forces as part of the Thai military junta’s campaign to expel illegal migrants working […]

REPORT: Land Situation in Cambodia in 2013

In May 2012 Prime Minister Hun Sen issued Directive 001 (also known as Order 01BB) on ‘Measures to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of management of economic land concessions (ELCs)’ announcing a moratorium on the granting of new ELCs, the review of existing ELCs and the implementation of the so-called “leopard-skin” (or “tiger-skin”) policy, with […]

ADHOC Condemns Court’s Decision Not to Release Detained Human Rights Defenders, Activists and Workers

Phnom Penh, 11 February 2014 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) condemns the Court’s decision today to continue to detain 21 demonstrators arrested during peaceful demonstrations in early January, 2014. ADHOC provided lawyers to 15 of the 23 people arrested at Yakjin Factory on 02 January 2014 and at the Canadia Industrial Zone on 03 January 2014.

ADHOC urges the Courts to drop all charges against the 23 demonstrators, and to compensate them for the time they have been illegally detained. Citizens of Cambodia have a constitutionally protected right to demonstrate, a right which has been denied through the use of deadly force to crackdown on demonstrators and the ongoing ban on assemblies. Four people have been killed; one young man is missing and scores more have been injured since the start of January. As yet nobody has been held to account for the violence, highlighting the culture of impunity which plagues Cambodia. The use of live ammunition on demonstrators is in breach of international standards of proportionality and has been widely condemned by rights groups and observers.

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 […]


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.