Category : International Partners

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 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 […]

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 […]

International Human Rights NGO demands Case Against Opposition Leader Be Dropped

Human Rights Watch demands case against opposition leader to be dropped Cambodian authorities should rescind the politically motivated arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy and quash the wrongful convictions on which it is based. Cambodia’s donors should publicly call for the case to be dropped and for Prime Minister Hun Sen to end his […]

International Urgent Appeal to Stop Judicial Harassment of and to Release Mother Nature activists

On 09 November 2015, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint programme of FIDH and OMCT) requested urgent intervention in the case of Sim Somnang, Tri Sovikea, and San Mala, members of NGO “Mother Nature”, a local environmental group known for its efforts to stop illegal sand dredging and the construction […]

Cambodia: Open letter to French President François Hollande ahead of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements and the upcoming visit to France by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, FIDH and its member organizations ADHOC and LICADHO, wish to convey their utmost concern over recent human rights violations in Cambodia. Such include the arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of environmental activists, political […]

Addressing the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia and ensuring that the United Nations retains its protection role and monitoring capacity in the country

  To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 20 August 2015, Re: Addressing the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia and ensuring that the United Nations retains its protection role and monitoring capacity in the country Your Excellency, We urge your delegation to address the deteriorating human […]