Category : Press Release and Statement

PRESS RELEASE “CHRAC welcomes the most recent developments in Cases 003 and 004”

PRESS RELEASE “CHRAC welcomes the most recent developments in Cases 003 and 004” Phnom Penh, 05 March, 2015 The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), a coalition of 21 NGOs working in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, welcomes the fact that the International Co-Investigating Judge Mark Harmon at the […]

Cambodia: Two new suspects charged before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organisation in Cambodia Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) Joint Press Release Cambodia: Two new suspects charged before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Paris, Phnom Penh, 5 March 2015 – The charges brought against two former Khmer Rouge cadres are a […]

Will Abe champion democracy and human rights in Asia?

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3 February 2015
Author: André Asplund, EIJS
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to be interested in breaking with traditional Japanese diplomacy by emphasising the need to strengthen democracy and human rights in ASEAN. But will Abe be able to promote the strengthening of these values over strategic cooperation?​Over 40 years after the establishment of the ASEAN–Japan Dialogue, Japanese official development assistance (ODA) underpins Japan’s relationship with Southeast Asia, having helped build vital infrastructure as well as build new opportunities and markets for Japanese businesses. Japanese trade with ASEAN, facilitated by said ODA, has surpassed that of both the US and the EU, and is now exceeded only by trade with China.
ASEAN is also increasingly important to Japan because of its potential geostrategic role in Asia, particularly with respect to a more assertive China.​

Reference:http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/02/03/will-abe-champion-democracy-and-human-rights-in-asia/

Joint Statement: Arbitrary arrests in Boeung Kak 1

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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.

Civil Society Groups Condemn Arrest and Detention of the Boeung Kak Lake Seven

November 12, 2014 – We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the arrest, detention, and conviction of the seven Boeung Kak Lake community representatives following protests outside Phnom Penh City Hall on the morning of November 10, 2014.  On Monday, seven representatives from Boeung Kak Lake community were arrested after protesting in front of city […]

ADHOC STATEMENT ON THE EXPULSION OF CAMBODIAN MIGRANT WORKERS FROM THAILAND

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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 […]

ADHOC GRAVELY CONCERNED AT REPORTS OF KILLINGS OF RETURNING CAMBODIANS BY THAI MILITARY

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 […]