ADHOC is seeking donations to cover the medical bills for a female victims of domestic violence currently hospitalised in Phnom Penh


On 7 January 2016 at 07:00am, in Oum Kroum Village (Or Ang Commune, Kamphong Seam District, Kompong Cham Province), Ms Louy Sopheap (age 46) became the victim of a grave attack of domestic violence by her jealous husband of a second marriage, Mr Ngorn Leap (age 46), who, after having poured fuel over her body, […]

Cambodia, Singapore ratify ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons


By: January 26, 2016 9:46 AM The online news portal of TV5 MANILA – Cambodia and Singapore have deposited their respective instruments of ratification for the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP) with ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, it was learned. ACTIP, which was signed by the ASEAN Leaders at […]

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 […]

Attempted rape: police mediates case, perpetrator escapes – investigations ongoing


On 3 January 2016 at 8om, S.Ch, 35 years old, became the victim of attempted rape by Phorn Toum, 47 years old, assistant for the forest authority of Angdoung Teck Commune, at her own home in Ta Ouk Village (Angdoung Teck Commune, Bothum Sakor District, Kohkong Province). According the victim, she was alone at home […]

ADHOC is seeking a Technical Assistant

ADHOC is seeking a Technical Assistant to assist the heads of sections of its two departments: Human Rights and Land/Natural Resources Rights Section and Women and Children’s Section. We are looking for experienced candidates in the field of human rights and with a background in human rights, law or international relations, who are up-to-date on […]

Cambodian CSOs Commemorate 67th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day Under the theme “Promoting of Freedom of Expression”

Today, on 10 December 2015, civil society organizations in Cambodia are celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) under the theme “Promoting of Freedom of Expression” in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. In addition to the public, we have invited the President of the National Assembly Samdech Akeak Moha Ponhea […]

CSOs condemn opposition crackdown and express concern over threats to democracy

CSOs condemn the severe crackdown which is being undertaken by the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) against Cambodia’s political opposition, along with the absolute control of the judiciary being exercised by the RGC in order to harass its opponents. On Friday, 13 November 2015, the Phnom Penh municipal court issued an arrest warrant for Cambodian […]