Social development

Civil society

HAGL denies Ratanakkiri land clearing

Five civil society organisations urged the government to take action against Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese agribusiness firm, for alleged land clearing activities on areas allocated to indigenous communities in Ratanakkiri province’s Andong Meas district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hagl-denies-ratanakkiri-land-clearing

Stark contrast of opinions on Cambodia’s Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day in Cambodia was marked in contrasting fashions yesterday, as the government said the rights situation in the Kingdom is improving and “far better” compared to some other countries in the region, while some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) expressed concern over repression of human ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50791952/stark-contrast-of-opinions-on-cambodias-human-rights-day/

Civil society forced to take Human Rights Day celebrations online

Civil society groups and human rights non-governmental organizations knew in 2019 that it would be the last time International Human Rights Days would be a holiday, after the government did away with five national holidays to increase annual work days. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/civil-society-forced-to-take-human-rights-day-celebrations-online/

Japan, UN support civil discourse

The Japanese government and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), in conjunction with Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior and the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) – a coalition representing local NGOs – have inaugurated a new cooperative development project. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-un-support-civil-discourse

NGO Forum: Government has stopped sharing environmental impact reports

The Environmental Ministry has this year stopped sharing environmental and social impact assessments for new development projects with NGO Forum, the civil society network said. ...

Tran Techseng
https://vodenglish.news/ngo-forum-government-has-stopped-sharing-environmental-impact-reports/

NGOs: Stop oppressing journalists and limiting free speech

A joint statement released on November 2 by a group of 57 NGOs called for the government to stop silencing journalists and media outlets and release journalists who they believe were unfairly arrested.​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-stop-oppressing-journalists-and-limiting-free-speech

Kingdom cuts inequality, says Oxfam

Cambodia performs better at global commitment to reduce inequality, despite COVID-19, according to a report on Oxfam in Cambodia Policy. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774670/kingdom-cuts-inequality-says-oxfam/

Call for better health education

National and international civil society groups are pushing for better health education, particularly in regards to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/call-better-health-education

CSOs urge ministry to release the full EIA

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have requested that the Ministry of Environment to publicly release the full details of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to ensure accountability and transparency of environmental governance in Cambodia. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769046/csos-urge-ministry-to-release-the-full-eia/

Ministry: No unlawful protests

The Ministry of Interior is warning citizens not to take part in social justice protests.​ It issued a press release on Monday saying members of the groups Khmer Thavrak and Mother Nature Movement had been carrying out activities not registered at the ministry, which is required ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-no-unlawful-protests

CSOs call on government to scrap public order draft law

Thirty-six civil society organisations have signed a joint statement calling for the government to scrap the public order draft law (PODL). ...

Sok Srey Lux
http://khmertimeskh.com/50758754/csos-call-on-government-to-scrap-public-order-draft-law/

Public has little say in gov’t spending, says NGO

Cambodia’s legal and policy framework provides little opportunity for citizens and civil society organisations to have a say in public financial management at the national level, said a study by NGO Forum which was released on Tuesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/public-has-little-say-govt-spending-says-ngo

Labour rights groups start campaign over seniority pay

Representatives of unions, federations, associations and civil society organisations working on the promotion of labour rights in Cambodia have joined together in a campaign to demand seniority pay. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755304/labour-rights-groups-start-campaign-over-seniority-pay/

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

CSOs urge further action on non-communicable diseases

Civil society organisations asked the government to issue urgent measures in the health sector, as well as increase its budget in order to address non-communicable diseases, as nearly 60,000 Cambodians each year die from illnesses. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740291/csos-urge-further-action-on-non-communicable-diseases/

Forest watchdog warned against satellite imagery

Ministry of Environment officials have warned it will take legal action against Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) and several other organisations if they continue to collect deforestation data in the area. The ministry’s warning comes after PLCN suggested a new programme that would use satellite imagery ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-watchdog-warned-against-satellite-imagery

Sar Kheng: Gov’t won’t revoke LANGO

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday dismissed a request made by some civil society groups and claimed the government will not repeal the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692865/sar-kheng-govt-wont-revoke-lango

Ministry rejects request to repeal law on NGOs

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request by some 100 civil society organisations to repeal the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango). The ministry said the current Lango is in line with the Constitution and had gone through many rounds of consultation among relevant ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-request-repeal-law-ngos

Government lacks will to amend LANGO: NGOs

A senior Interior Ministry official has dismissed a statement by the civil society groups saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental organisations amended. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689914/government-lacks-will-to-amend-lango-ngos

Mondulkiri officials ‘cleared forest’

Members of the indigenous Bunong tribe and civil society organisations on Wednesday filed a complaint against local authorities in Mondulkiri for illegally clearing 300ha of protected forest. The cleared land is located in O’Raing district’s Pou Les village. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-cleared-forest

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