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AIIB Loans to Cambodian Microlenders Risk Worsening a Human Rights Crisis

On 17th November 2022, LICADHA issued a joint statement on AIIB loans to Cambodian microlenders risk worsening a human rights crisis.We, the undersigned civil society organisations in Southeast Asia and Europe, decry the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) approval of US$175 million in financing to ...

LICADHO

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Joint Statement: VOD, VOA journalists denied access to Hun Sen’s press conference

On 14th November 2022, CamboJA issued a press release on VOD, VOA journalists denied access to Hun Sen’s press conference.We, the undersigned journalists’ organizations, are calling on the Ministry of Information to clarify why journalists from news outlets VOD and VOA were denied access to ...

CamboJA

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Joint Statement: End impunity for crimes against journalists in Cambodia

On 02 November 2022, the Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA) and 31 other civil society members released a Joint Statement on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists to call on Cambodian authorities to prosecute crimes committed against journalists and to stop committing ...

Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA)

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Joint statement of CSOs on the occasion of the 37th World Habitat Day

On the occasion of the 37th World Habitat Day, October 3, 2022, civil society groups expressed concern and requested the Royal Government of Cambodia to push for an appropriate solution to end the long-running land dispute between OCIC and landowners in the development area of ...

LICADHO

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Joint statement of Cambodia Microfinance Association and Association of Banks in Cambodia on the German government-funded study

On 16 September 2022, the Association of Banks in Cambodia and Cambodia Microfinance Association issue a joint statement on a study entitled “Micro” Finance in Cambodia: Development, Challenges, and Recommendations commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). ...

Cambodia Microfinance Association

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Joint press release German government-funded study confirms grave problems in Cambodia’s microfinance sector

On 14 September 2022, the Cambodia League For the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) released a joint press on a study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides further evidence of widespread over-indebtedness in Cambodia, resulting in an ...

Cambodia League For the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Press statement of the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia

On 26 August 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a press statement of the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia responding to the end of mission statement of Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn.The spokesperson ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Joint statement on deplorable use of violence and detention of journalists and activists at Phnom Tamao

On 19 August 2022, forty organizations undersigned press freedom, human rights, and civil society groups released a joint statement to condemn the recent violence, arbitrary detention, and intimidation of five journalists and four activists by officers from the prime minister’s bodyguard unit (BHQ) in Phnom ...

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

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CHRAC and ADHOC to organize national workshop to build a common understanding and uphold the right to association in Cambodia

On 20 July 2022, Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee issued an immediate release on CHRAC and ADHOC to organize national workshop to build a common understanding and uphold the right to association in Cambodia.A National Workshop on the Right to Association and Law on Associations ...

Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee

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One week campaign to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day 2022 under the theme, "Journalism Under Digital Siege"

On 26 April 2022, ActionAid issued a press release on one week campaign to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day 2022 under the theme, “Journalism Under Digital Siege”.The World Press Freedom Working Group, formed by 26 institutions including NGOs, journalists’ associations, and CSOs, have jointly ...

ActionAid

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Outcomes of the meeting between H.E. LUY David, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

On 29 March 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a press release on the outcomes of the meeting between H.E. LUY David, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, Special Rapporteur on ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Intellectual property and youth: innovation for a better future

On 23 February 2022, the Ministry of Commerce issued a notice on intellectual property and youth: innovation for a better future.The Department of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Commerce would like to inform the public that the Ministry will organize a youth video competition ...

Ministry of Commerce

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Severe violations of the labour rights and basic freedoms of the trade union at NagaWorld Limited

On 01 December 2021, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) issued a joint statement on severe violations of the labour rights and basic freedoms of the trade union at NagaWorld Limited. Trade union confederations, federations, associations and civil society organisations ...

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

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ANZ launches human rights grievance mechanism in a first for the global banking sector

On 03 November 2021, the Equitable Cambodia issued a press release on ANZ launches human rights grievance mechanism in a first for the global banking sector.Australia’s ANZ Bank launched a Grievance Mechanism Framework to evaluate and respond to human rights related complaints associated with its ...

Equitable Cambodia

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Redress Cambodia's human rights situation before establishing an NHRI

On 24 August 2021, Cambodian Center for Independent Media issued a joint statement on redressing Cambodia’s human rights situation before establishing an NHRI. In light of the ever-worsening human rights situation in Cambodia, the undersigned civil society organizations, trade unions, associations and communities, are deeply ...

Cambodian Center for Independent Media

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Cambodia’s progress in the field of human rights highlighted at the human rights council

On July 15 2021, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva issued a press release on Cambodia’s progress in the field of human rights highlighted at the human rights council. The Human Rights Council ...

Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva

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CCHR to launch its human rights education platform: free of expression

On July 11 2021, Cambodian Center for Human Rights issued a media alert on launching its Human Rights Education Platform: Freedom of Expression, with three online modules related to freedom of expression in order to build the public’s knowledge on the right to freedom of ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Launch of consultation process of the Draft Law on the organization and functioning of the national human rights commission of Cambodia

On 08 July 2021, Cambodian Human Rights Committee issued a press release on launching of consultation process of the draft law on the organization and functioning of the national human rights commission of Cambodia.The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC), in collaboration with the office of ...

Cambodian Human Rights Committee

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Outcomes of the Meeting between His Excellency PRAK Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

On 01 July 2021, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation-Cambodia issued a press release on the outcomes of the meeting between His Excellency PRAK Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation-Cambodia

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Announcement on the access to information and dissemination of information in restricted zones

On 04 May, 2021, the Ministry of Information has posted an announcement on the access to information and dissemination of information in restricted area during the COVD-19 pandemic. The announcement stated that all media and journalists can no longer broadcast news from inside the restricted ...

Ministry of Information

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