Category : International Partners

ADHOC Welcome a Visit from Representatives of EU Membe State Embassies of the European Union to Cambodia

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Statement ADHOC welcomes representatives of EU Member State embassies and the Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia Phnom Penh, 04 August 2015 – On Tuesday, 4 August 2015, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) welcomed representatives of EU Member State embassies and the Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia at its […]

AI Statement: Cambodia: Global call to release Yorm Bopha ahead of Supreme Court appeal

Cambodia must free housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, Amnesty International said as it launched a worldwide campaign for her release just days before the country’s Supreme Court hears her final appeal on 22 November.

“Yorm Bopha is a prisoner of conscience who is behind bars purely because of her human rights activism. She must be freed immediately and unconditionally,” said Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia-Pacific Director.

“Thousands of our members and supporters around the world are taking action on Yorm Bopha’s behalf, calling on the Cambodian authorities to finally set her free.”

A 30-year old mother of one, Yorm Bopha has been locked up since her arrest in September 2012 on accusations of planning an assault on two men. She was convicted in December last year for “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances,” despite no evidence against her and inconsistent witness testimonies.

ADHOC Endorses Joint Public Statement – Cambodia’s Government and Donors Must Act Now to Prevent Escalation of Violence

Cambodia’s government and donors must act now to prevent escalation of violence

Gravely concerned at the Cambodian authorities’ repeated use of excessive force to prevent and suppress the people’s exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and civil society groups call on the Cambodian and foreign governments to take immediate action to prevent the human rights situation from deteriorating further.

GDCC – Joint Open Letter to Cambodia Donors

The following organizations sent a joint open letter to Cambodia’s donors, which will participate in the Government-Development Partners Coordination Committee (GDCC) meeting on 26 September 2012: 1. Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA); 2. Civil Rights Defenders; 3. Dignity International; 4. Freedom House; 5. Global Witness; 6. Human Rights Now; 7. Human Rights Watch; 8. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders – a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).

FIDH BRIEFING NOTE – Cambodia: A Mounting Human Rights Crisis

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The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) released today a seven-page briefing note entitled “Cambodia: A Mounting Human Rights Crisis”. The briefing note warns that the violations of land and housing rights are “on-going, serious and systematic,” and that the use of judicial and extra-judicial means to harass, intimidate and criminalise activists is increasing. The briefing note is released ahead of the presentation of the latest report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia, Mr Surya Subedi. […]

Press Release – French Embassy in Phnom Penh / Visite de l’Ambassade de France à Kampong Chhnang – Programme d’aide juridictionnelle de l’ONG ADHOC

[Statement in French] Le Chargé d’affaires de l’Ambassade de France s’est rendu, mercredi 22 août, dans la province de Kampong Chhnang, à l’invitation du bureau local de l’ONG ADHOC. Il souhaitait observer sur le terrain les progrès du programme d’aide juridictionnelle aux victimes actuellement financé par le fonds social de développement de l’Ambassade. Le programme de visite a permis des échanges avec l’équipe provinciale d’ADHOC et les avocats qui assurent cette aide juridictionnelle. Le Chargé d’affaires a aussi pu s’entretenir avec différents bénéficiaires de ce programme, victimes d’abus sexuels, de trafics d’êtres humains ou en conflits sur des questions foncières.

JOINT STATEMENT: The Culture of Impunity and Violence Must Stop

Following the recent shootings, evictions and arrests, in particular relating to citizens and activists defending land, labor and natural resources rights, 139 Cambodian and international civil society organizations issue a Joint Statement on Impunity and Violence.