Human rights

Civil and political rights

Joint statement: Immediately end legal threats against ADHOC staffer Soeng Senkaruna

On 14 February 2024, 55 organizations, associations, unions, and communities issued a joint statement for withdrawing the complaint against Mr. Soeng Senkaruna, a senior staffer at the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC). The statement was made after the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) filed ...

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Press release on new CamboJA study reveals consequences of threats to digital rights and online freedom of expression in Cambodia

On 23 November 2023, CamboJA issues a press release on new CamboJA study reveals consequences of threats to digital rights and online freedom of expression in Cambodia.A new impacts study from CamboJA finds that journalists and active online citizens have serious concerns regarding the state ...

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Press​ release​ of​ the​ Club​ of​ Cambodian​ Journalists

On​ 24​ October​ 2023,​ the​ Club​ of​ Cambodia​ Journalists​ issued​ a​ press​ release​ after​ noticing​ that​ a​ number​ of​ journalists​ have​ recently​ been​ detained​ by​ the​ authorities​ in​ connection​ with​ ethical​ and​ professional​ violations​ that​ have​ affected​ the​ promotion​ of​ the​ media​ in​ Cambodia. ...

Club​ of​ Cambodia​ Journalists​

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Statement on non involvement in VOD rebroadcasting process

On 20 September 2023, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) issued a statement regarding their non-involvement in the VOD rebroadcasting process on their official social media site. According to the statement, CCIM would like to inform the national and international public that they are not ...

Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM)

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Press release on rebroadcasting of Voice of Democracy (VOD)

On 19 September 2023, Voice of Democracy issued a press release on the rebroadcasting of Voice of Democracy. According to the press, VOD will rebroadcast its new program via its social media channels from Monday, October 2, 2023.  ...

Voice of Democracy (VOD)

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Press release APSARA National Authority responds to Radio Free Asia (RFA)

On 12 September 2023, the APSARA National Authority issued a press release to national and international journalists in response to Radio Free Asia‘s coverage of “Amnesty International’s request to the World Heritage Committee to Check for forced evictions in the Angkor area.” ...

APSARA National Authority

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Press release on the continuation of the development of the Criminal Record Digital service phase 2

On 11 September 2023, the Ministry of Justice issued a public announcement on further development of the Criminal Record Digital phase 2 to provide faster services to the public. The Ministry is also working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to discuss ...

Ministry of Justice

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Joint press release on Cambodia fundamental freedoms monitor 2022 annual report

On 7 September 2023, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), and the Solidarity Center announced the release of the 2022 Annual Report of the Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor produced by the Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project (FFMP).The ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Press release on the decision to expel the Facebook representative from Cambodia and stop all activities

On 30 June 2023, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issued a press release deciding to expel the Facebook representative from Cambodia and stop all activities such as company representation, communication with the Royal Government, and cooperation in the private sector in the Kingdom of ...

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

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Joint statement on World Press Freedom Day 2023

On 02 May 2023, CamboJA issued a joint statement on World Press Freedom Day 2023.This year’s theme is “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a driver for all Other Human Rights.” With this theme, the undersigned civil society groups, media association/organizations working ...

CamboJA

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Press summary : Update on human rights situation and law enforcement in Cambodia

On 29 March 2023, the Cambodian Human Rights Committee has posted a press summary regarding the update on human rights situation and law enforcement in Cambodia on their website. The purpose of the press summary is to provide information and clarification to the general public on ...

Cambodian Human Rights Committee

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Press statement: “The report exposes a double standard in the US practice,” stated the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson

On 23 March 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has posted a press statement of the foreign Ministry’s spokesperson on the report exposes a double standard in the US practice on their official website. According to the press statement, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha

On 03 March 2022, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has posted a petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha on their official social media site. According to the petition, all the civil servants under ...

Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction

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Ministry of Post and Telecommunication petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha

On 03 March 2022, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication has posted a petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha on their official social media site.According to the petition, all the civil servants under the Ministry express ...

Ministry of Post and Telecommunication

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha

On 03 March 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has posted a petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha on their official social media site. According to the petition, all the civil servants under the ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training's petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha

On 03 March 2022, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has posted a petition in support of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the verdict of Kem Sokha on their official social media site. According to the petition, all the civil servants and all teachers, ...

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training

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Press release of the spokesperson of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the Kem Sokha verdict

On 3 March 2023, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman released a public press release announcing the verdict in the criminal case of Mr. Kem Sokha, who is accused of conspiring with foreigners and will be punished per Articles 439 and 443 of the Criminal ...

Phnom Penh Municipal Court

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"Crime is a crime, and it cannot be justified for other aspirations" States the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson

On 3 March 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has posted a press statement stating by the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, “Crime is a crime, and it cannot be justified for other aspirations” on their official website. In the press statement, the Foreign Ministry’s ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Statement from U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh on the Kem Sokha verdict

On 3 March 2023, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh issued a statement on the Kem Sokha verdict. The United States is deeply troubled by the conviction of respected Cambodian political leader Kem Sokha. The multi-year process to silence Kem Sokha, based on a fabricated conspiracy, is ...

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia

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Open letter on CSOs call for related ministries to take action against Mr. Pheng Vannak's recent misogynistic statements

On 14 February 2023, ActionAid Cambodia issued an open letter on CSOs call for related ministries to take action against Mr. Pheng Vannak’s recent misogynistic statements.CSOs call for related ministries to take action against Mr. Pheng Vannak’s recent misogynistic statements; such statements insulted and harassed ...

ActionAid Cambodia

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Press statement: “Free and independent press is not a license to break the law with impunity” States the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson

On 14 February 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a press statement related to the revoked license of a foreign-funded media outlet in Cambodia. According to the press statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson is utterly dismayed at and dismissed ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Joint​ statement:​ Media​ and​ civil​ society​ groups​ deeply​ disturbed​ by​ government’s​ decision​ to​ revoke​ VOD’s​ media​ license​ and​ the​ sexual​ harassment​ of​ a​ female​ reporter​

On 13 February 2023, 93 Media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) released a joint statement to express their deeply disturbed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s order to revoke the license of Voice of Democracy (VOD), and also condemn the recent sexual harassment and intimidation of ...

Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA)

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ANFREL condemns the shutdown of Voice of Democracy (VOD) in Cambodia

On 13 February 2023, Asian Network for Free Elections issued a statement condemning the shutdown of Voice of Democracy (VOD) in Cambodia.The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) condemns the shutdown of the Voice of Democracy (VOD) in Cambodia today, a blatant attack on media ...

Asian Network for Free Elections

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Statement by U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh on Voice of Democracy

On 13 February 2023, U.S. Embassy in Cambodia issues a statement on Voice of Democracy.The U.S Embassy in Cambodia are deeply troubled by the abrupt decision to revoke Voice of Democracy’s (VOD) media license. A free and independent press plays a critical role in a ...

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia

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