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Joint statement: Release imprisoned activists and end crackdown against young Cambodians

On 09 September 2020, the undersigned civil society groups issued a joint statement condemning the arrests of seven young activists over the past few days, and calling for all charges against those imprisoned to be dropped immediately. The society groups urged the government to end ...

Civil society groups

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Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for the draft Law on Public Order to be immediately discarded

On 13 August 2020, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities issued a joint statement calling on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law contains ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Press release: Ministry of Justice calls on protesters requesting the ministry to drop the charge against Rong Chhun to stop action immediately before authorities take legal action

On 03 August 2020, the Ministry of Justice issued a press release informing the public and the international community about the implementation of legal measures against Rong Chhun in connection with incitement to cause serious social unrest. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice called ...

Ministry of Justice

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Joint statement: Drop all charges against arrested union leader Rong Chhun

On 03 August 2020, 141 undersigned civil society groups issued a joint statement to strongly condemn the nighttime arrest of Rong Chhun and call on the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to immediately drop all charges against the union leader ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Joint press release: CCHR, ADHOC and Solidarity Center published the fourth annual report of the Cambodia fundamental freedoms monitor

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (“ADHOC”) and the Solidarity Center (“SC”) announced the release of the Fourth Annual Report of the Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor, produced by the Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association and Solidarity Center

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Statement: Suspend development projects destroying the Tompoun/Cheung Ek wetlands

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) jointly issued a report revealing human rights abuses and environmental devastation as private developments threaten to flood ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Statement: Joint response to open letter on microfinance reports

On 16 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL) issued a joint response declining request from the Cambodia ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Open letter to Cambodia League for Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union, Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut

On 15 July 2020, the Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodia Microfinance issued an open letter to Cambodia League for Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union, Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut, ...

Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodia Microfinance

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ACLEDA Bank: Statement to the public as well as to the​ Cambodian​ Alliance​ of​ Trade​ Union​ (CATU),​ Center​ for​ Alliance​ of​ Labor​ and​ Human​ Rights​ (CENTRAL),​ and​ Cambodian​ Leauge​ for​ the​ Promotion​ and​ Defense​ of​ Human​ Rights​ (LICADHO)

On 02 July 2020, the ACLEDA Bank Plc. issued a statement to the public as well as to the​ Cambodian​ Alliance​ of​ Trade​ Union​ (CATU),​ Center​ for​ Alliance​ of​ Labor​ and​ Human​ Rights​ (CENTRAL),​ and​ Cambodian​ Leauge​ for​ the​ Promotion​ and​ Defense​ of​ Human​ Rights​ ...

ACLEDA Bank Plc.

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Announcement on the need for Access to Information Law in Cambodia

On 01 July 2020, the Advocacy and Policy Institute issued an announcement on the need for Access to Information Law in Cambodia in a debate workshop on the update on the rights to Access to Information Law held on Tuesday 30 June 2020. It is ...

Advocacy and Policy Institute

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Open letter to development partners in Cambodia on managing challenges related to the crisis presented by COVID-19

On 20 May 2020,  the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) issued an open letter to all development partners in Cambodia on managing the challenges related to the crisis presented by COVID-19. In this open letter, the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) indicated 4 points calling ...

Cooperation Committee for Cambodia

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Statement by Ministry of Environment spokesperson on the anarchism of NGOs and certain associations in protected areas

On 24 April 2020, the Ministry of Environment spokesperson issued a statement to call on NGOs or associations that have been engaged in illegal activities in protected areas to stop such activities as an effort to avoid the legal confrontation. The ministry also appealed to ...

Ministry of Environment

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Joint statement: On International Women’s Day 2020, CSOs call upon the Royal Government of Cambodia to prioritize women’s human rights

On 8 March 2020 – the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020, the undersigned civil society organizations, urge the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to prioritize women’s human rights by taking immediate and concrete steps to implement the recommendations they accepted during Cambodia’s third Universal ...

Voices for Gender Equality

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Open letter of Prey Lang's community to Ministry of Environment on the prevention of the blessing ceremony

On 28 February 2020, Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has released an open letter for the minister of environment, H.E Say Sam Al on their official Facebook page. The content of the letter shows deep regret and disappointment toward the measure of the Ministry of ...

Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN)

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LICADHO's Joint Statement: Authorities’ obstruction of grassroots activism hurts Prey Lang conservation

On 25 February 2020, more than 100 groups and communities released a joint statement saying that they were outraged and appalled at the restrictions placed on hundreds of community members, monks and environmental activists who were prevented by authorities from entering parts of Prey Lang ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Statement in response to allegations by associations and NGOs

On Wednesday evening, 12 February 2020, the Ministry of Interior issued a statement in response to allegations by several associations and non-governmental organizations accusing the Royal Government of not being willing to amend the Law on Association and Non-government Organization (LANGO). ...

Ministry of Interior

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Joint statement: With no will to amend, LANGO must be repealed

On 10 February 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)​ together with the 99 undersigned communities and civil society groups released a joint statement saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental Organisations (LANGO) amended and also to urge ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Press release: MoI will conduct the second round of consultation on the amendments to the LANGO

On 28 November 2019, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) posted a press release on the organizing the second round of consultation meeting on the amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organization (LANGO), which will be happened on 03rd December 2019 at the “Building ...

Ministry of Interior

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Press release on a consultative meeting on the request for an amendment of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations

On 28 October 2019, the Ministry of Interior issued a press release on a consultative meeting on the request for an amendment of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations. The government working group will arrange the consultative meeting with representatives of civil society organizations to listen to ...

Ministry of Interior

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Notification on the conduction of census of local associations and NGOs

On 23 September 2019, the Ministry of Interior issued a notification on the conduction of census of local associations and NGOs in collaboration with the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) for 49 days from October 10 to November 29 to obtain updated figures of how many ...

Ministry of Interior

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