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 […]

Civil Society Strongly Condemns Violence Against Demonstrating Bus Drivers

  February 6, 2016 – We, the undersigned civil society groups, strongly condemn this morning’s violence by members of the Cambodia for Confederation Development Association (CCDA) against protesting bus drivers and their supporters, as well as the woefully inadequate police response, call for the release of two men arbitrarily arrested and demand an investigation into […]

Is It Time for a Peacekeeping Force for ASEAN?


February 3, 2016 By Victor Bernard Source: This decade marks a radical shift in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states’ attitudes toward its role in the region. The idea of an ASEAN regional peacekeeping cooperation was first raised in 1994, but never gained traction among member states. The perception was that […]

Wife Killed By Jealous Husband


In Khanhang village (Soung commune, Samlot district, Battambang province), Ms Have La (age 32), who worked in Thailand, was killed by her jealous husband, Mr Sao Lem (age 31), at 10am, on 26 January 2016. Mr Sao Lem is accused of having taken a rope, which he attached to the ceiling and tied around the […]

Weddings from hell: the Cambodian brides trafficked to China

4800 When Phany made it back to her home in Cambodia, she thought the worst was over. Like an increasing number of young women lured from garment factories on the promise of better work and brighter horizons in China, she ended up sold to a stranger and trapped in a life of abuse as one […]

ADHOC’s President welcomes the delegation of CCFD and representatives of French Christian Magazine “La Vie”

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Mr. Guy Aurenche, CCFD president, arrived with a delegation, consisting of 70 members from CCFD and the Magazine “La Vie”, in Cambodia. On 29 January 2016, Mr. Thun Saray, president of ADHOC gave a welcoming speech, in which he described the human rights situation in Cambodia as well as ADHOC’s activities in various human rights sectors. […]

Receptionist and Secretary


Job Announcement The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) was founded in December 1991 after the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements on 23 October 1991. ADHOC is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organization. ADHOC is comprised of two departments, the Human Rights and Land/Natural Resources Rights Section and the Women and Children’s […]