Category : International Partners

Joint open letter to the Prime Minister: Vacate convictions against BKL human rights defenders

International and regional NGOs issue a Joint Open Letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen, expressing their “grave concerns regarding the arbitrary arrest and mistreatment” of 13 Boeung Kak Lake residents; “strongly condemn[ing] their prosecution on trumped-up charges and summary trial”; and urging the Cambodian government to “vacate the convictions and drop . . . unfounded charges against [all] Human Rights Defenders and unconditionally release them immediately”.

International Conference on Micro-justice co-organised by ADHOC in Phnom Penh

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On the 24th-26th of October 2011 ADHOC and TISCO University co-hosted a conference on the micro-justice toolkit at the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh. There was great diversity among the participants with representatives from organizations based in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Egypt, Somalia, Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, Burma and Azerbaijan. Representatives from the Cambodian based organizations Cord, YRDP and Peace Bridges took part in the conference along with students from the Phnom Penh Royal University.

Micro-justice, which often takes the form of mediation, has been used to solve conflicts in Cambodia for centuries. However, no official records have been kept and so far no set of tools for dispute resolution outside the courts has been developed in a national context. The need for alternative ways of achieving justice in the Cambodian society has not changed and therefore ADHOC is collaborating with TISCO University to develop a micro-justice facilitator toolkit in the form of guidelines for effective dispute resolution.

SPEECH OF Mr. THUN SARAY

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Speech of Mr. THUN SARAY at ASEAN People’s Forum 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3, 2011

The ACSC/APF forum, ever since its establishment in 2005 in Malaysia represents a venue for civil society to organize, build unity and provide a forum for peoples concerns and make recommendations to ASEAN leaders to be taken into account in their decision making processes at different levels. To make this process work successfully, ASEAN leaders and Governments should facilitate, participate and support these activities of the ACSC/APF.

Press Conference on Land and Forest Issues in Rattanakiry

On 8 April 2011 ADHOC hold press concerence on demand to stop land grabbing and illegal logging in Indigenous People community and on the resolution of land, forest issues and impact by Economic Land Concession in Rattanakiry office. This press conference were participated from more than 70 people from 10 indigenous people communities in Rattanakiry and other media in Rattanakiry.