Joint Statement and Press Release
January 15, 2021
Joint Statement Appeal to drop all charges against all land community representatives and release three community representatives.

January 14, 2021: We, the civil society groups, unions, and communities listed below, express our deepest concerns over the arrest and detention of three land community representatives recently, as well as the indictment of more than 50 land community representatives. We would like to ask the court to drop the charges and release them. Mr. […]

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September 24, 2020
Civil Society Organizations Call for the Draft Law on Public Order to be Immediately Discarded

August 13, 2020 - Phnom Penh, 13 August 2020 – We, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities, call 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 an extensive array of provisions […]

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September 24, 2020
Release Imprisoned Activists and End Crackdown Against Young Cambodians

September 9, 2020 - We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the arrests of seven young activists over the past few days, and call for all charges against those imprisoned to be dropped immediately. We urge the government to end its campaign of fear and repression against peaceful youth and environmental human rights defenders, and […]

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September 24, 2020
International Day of Peace, September 21,2020 No Land Rights No Peace!

Press release: In 1981 the United Nations established the "International Day of Peace" to commemorate and strengthen the peaceful settlement of all peoples and nations around the world.  September 21, in every year, people from all classes, celebrating this main event is about to global day that can hold privately and communities locally until the […]

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May 18, 2020
Stop Harassment of Community Representatives over COVID-19 Petition

May 4, 2020 - We the undersigned groups decry the harassment of community representatives from across Cambodia on Tuesday, April 28. These community representatives were arbitrarily detained for seven hours and interrogated while trying to submit a petition asking for additional government assistance to vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 crisis. More than 30 community representatives […]

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May 18, 2020
Release Imprisoned Journalists and End Media Crackdown

May 18, 2020 - We, the undersigned civil society groups, urgently call on the government to drop all charges against imprisoned journalists Sok Oudom and Sovann Rithy and to halt all harassment of other journalists in Cambodia facing prosecution for their critical reporting. We also urge the government to immediately restore the broadcasting licenses of […]

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April 27, 2020
Statemen Suspend MFI Debts and Return Land Titles Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020 - The suffering of millions of Cambodians who are facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic is being amplified by the country’s ongoing over-indebtedness crisis, stemming from more than $10 billion in loans from aggressive microfinance institutions (MFIs). More than two and a half million Cambodians currently hold microloans, with an […]

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June 3, 2019
Joint Statement 85 CSOs On Political Economic Human Right and Democracy situation in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, June 3, 2019: We, the undersigned Non-Governmental Organizations, Associations, Trade Unions, Members of the Cambodian Civil Society and citizens are deeply concerned about the current political and economic situation in Cambodia after respect for human rights and democratic principles has declined following the 2018 general elections in which a group of politicians that […]

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March 29, 2019
Day Of The Landless 2019: Reclaim Our Lands, Reclaim Our Future!

29 March 2019 1 (Today, 29 March, is the DAY OF THE LANDLESS. It marks the founding anniversary of the Asian Peasant Coalition and the launching of the No Land, No Life! campaign. One hundred twenty-six organizations composed of 18 global and regional groups and networks and 108 national and local organizations from 24 countries in […]

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March 21, 2019
Joint Statement on the EU's decision to start the process of suspending Cambodia's access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement.

Phnom Penh, Date: March 19, 2019 We, the undersigned Non-Governmental Organisations, Associations, Trade Unions, Members of the Cambodian Civil Society, and citizens are deeply concerned about the launch of the European Union (EU) Commission’s procedure to temporarily suspend Cambodia’s access to its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement. The EU has indeed expressed its concerns […]

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August 15, 2018
Civil society groups call for the release of Tep Vanny

August 14, 2018 - Land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny has been unjustly detained for two years as of tomorrow, for defending the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake community and her fellow Cambodians. We, the undersigned communities and civil society organisations, condemn her ongoing imprisonment and call on the authorities to immediately […]

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June 8, 2018
Civil Society Rejects Government Attack on Freedom of Expression

June 8, 2018 - We, the undersigned civil society groups, express grave concern regarding the latest government decision to heighten state surveillance, censorship and criminalisation of online expression in Cambodia, in contravention of constitutional and international human rights guarantees. On 28 May 2018, the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Information and Ministry of Posts and […]

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May 9, 2018
Cambodian Civil Society Groups Condemn Ongoing Attacks on Freedom of the Media

May 9, 2018 - We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the latest blow to press freedom in Cambodia, with the opaque sale of The Phnom Penh Post, and the new owner’s immediate interference in the paper’s editorial independence, which compelled 13 senior staff and reporters to resign and led to the sacking of the […]

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March 23, 2018
With vigor of the youth, intensify the struggle for land and life!

Joint statement endorsed by 91 international, regional and national organizations to mark the “Day of the Landless” March 29, 2018 We mark the Day of the Landless this year amid ever pervasive landlessness and land grabbing, driven by the competition of global powers and local elites to control the world’s resources at the expense of […]

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March 13, 2018
Press Release[Around 600 of land affected farmer community representative submit the petition demanding for land resolution]

On March 12, 2018 at 9:00am, there will be around 600 famer community representatives who have been affected on the land conflicts, totally with 19,145.2 hectares of 6822 families from various provinces such, Thbong Khmom, Takeo, Kandal, Svay Rieng and Preah Sihanouk provinces, in mobilizing together to put and submit the petition into the land […]

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February 21, 2018
CSOs call for outright rejection of draft amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code, amid legislative assault on Cambodian peoples' rights and freedoms

JOINT STATEMENT - Phnom Penh, 21 February 2018 CSOs call for outright rejection of draft amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code, amid legislative assault on Cambodian peoples’ rights and freedoms We, the undersigned organizations and communities, express our grave concern regarding the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”)’s proposed amendments to the Constitution of the […]

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February 19, 2018
CALL FOR END TO POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PROSECUTION OF TOLA MOEUN

GLOBAL UNIONS, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR END TO POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PROSECUTION OF TOLA MOEUN Phnom Penh: Four global unions and more than 30 national and international human rights and worker rights NGOs from around the world have joined together to call for an end to the politically motivated prosecution of […]

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February 7, 2018
JOINT STATEMENT

CSOs express dismay at Supreme C our t’s decision to uphold the conviction of Tep Vanny, on the 541st day of her unjust imprisonment #FreeTepVanny Phnom Penh, 7 February 2018 We, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”) and communities, express our dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Tep Vanny’s conviction and prison sentence […]

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February 6, 2018
APC condemns Heng Fu’s land grabbing in Cambodia

Expresses firm support to indigenous Kuy people’s struggle for land The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) strongly condemned the intensifying repression and land grabbing carried out by the Chinese company Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co., Ltd. (Heng Fu) against the indigenous Kuy people of Preah Vihear, Cambodia. Heng Fu is based in Guandong, China which mainly […]

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January 26, 2018
CSOs call for justice and respect for human rights

December 9, 2017 - On the eve of International Human Rights Day (IHRD) we, the undersigned members of Cambodian civil society, call for an end to government attacks on human rights defenders and civil society groups and the lifting of unjustifiable restrictions on fundamental freedoms. Respect for fundamental freedoms is a basic requirement for a […]

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December 7, 2017
Statement International Human Rights Day in 2017"We all need justice, human rights, democracy and social protection for Cambodian farmers"

Phnom Penh: December07,2017 Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community Association (CCFC-Association) is a membership, non-governmental and non-profit organization working to compile or organize the community, training, advocacy and promoting of livelihood for the farmers at the target community with more than 10 thousand members in 40 communities within 9 target provinces, including Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, […]

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November 23, 2017
Joint Statement of the Asian Peasant Coalition and the Youth for Food Sovereignty

Stop imperialist tug-of-war over Cambodia! Support the Cambodian people’s struggles against imperialist intervention! (A Joint Statement of the Asian Peasant Coalition and the Youth for Food Sovereignty) 23 November 2017, Philippines and Indonesia --- The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and the Youth for Food Sovereignty (YFS) condemned the United States (US) and China’s intensifying imperialist […]

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November 9, 2017
Press Release and Invitation to Press Conference on “Analysis Paper on the 7th Version Agricultural Land Draft Law”

The Cambodian Grassroots Cross-sector (CGCN), Community Peace-building Network (CPN), and Cambodia Coalition of Farmers Communities (CCFC) are currently working together to promote and protect benefit of farmers in Cambodia. Following the evolution of the agricultural land law from the 1st to the 7th version, we have co-organized consultation workshops at grassroots and regional level with […]

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August 9, 2017
PRESS RELEASE ON Farmers 200 submit the petitions to Ministries

On August 07th 2017 at 9:00am, there will be 200 of communities and farmers who repre- senting the citizens from various land communities such as Romeas Haek, Anlong Trabaek, and Jeck Meas community, with amount of 1735 family who have affected on land issue of totally 975,92 hectares, located in Svay Rieng. The events is […]

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July 10, 2017
A Call for Justice: Civil Society Demands Independent Inquiry in Kem Ley Murder Case

July 8, 2017 - One year after the murder of Kem Ley, we, the undersigned civil society groups, believe that justice has not yet been served for the late political analyst and the family, friends and colleagues he left behind. The well-known political analyst and anti-corruption campaigner was shot dead at point blank range on […]

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June 25, 2017
Restrictions on Political Freedom and Limits to Fairness, but Improved Election Management

The Situation Room for the 2017 Election has concluded its overall assessment of the performance and management of the National Election Committee for the 2017 commune council elections. The Situation Room has found that the election process has been significantly improved and made more transparent than before, in terms of voter registration and voter list […]

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June 8, 2017
Press release New Threats after Votes

On June 8, 2016, there were around 100 community people who living in Romeas Heak Farmer Community, affecting land conflict with NK Venchor Company, gathering to support their representatives who were interrogated by Svay Rieng provincial court. The three of those are: 1. Mr. Chea Soeurn, a farmer of Ampil village, Ampil commune, Romeas Haek […]

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May 21, 2017
Cambodian and International CSOs Condemn Removal of Banners Calling for the Release of Human Rights Defenders

May 9, 2017 - We, the undersigned Cambodian and international civil society organizations, condemn the removal by district and commune police authorities of banners calling for the release of six human rights defenders. Banners were removed from the offices of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), the Cambodian League for the Promotion and […]

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May 21, 2017
After Conviction, Civil Society Demands Independent Inquiry into Murder of Kem Ley

March 23, 2017 - Three weeks after a four-hour trial hearing, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today convicted Oeuth Ang – otherwise known as ‘Chuob Samlab’ – of the premeditated murder of prominent political analyst Dr. Kem Ley as well as illegal possession of a weapon under Articles 200 and 490 of Cambodia’s Criminal Code. […]

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May 21, 2017
CSOs Call for the Immediate Implementation of the Decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

January 21, 2017 - Two months after the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s (WGAD) ruled that the ongoing detention of ADHOC staff members Lim Mony, Ny Sokha, Nay Vanda, and Yi Soksan, and NEC Deputy Secretary-General, Ny Chakrya is arbitrary, we, the undersigned civil society organizations, reiterate our call upon the Cambodian authorities to […]

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