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Letters and Press Releases


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After Conviction, Civil Society Demands Independent Inquiry into Murder of Kem Ley March 23, 2017
International and Cambodian Civil Society Condemns Continued Arbitrary Detention, Calls for an End to Judicial Harassment and Violence against Human Rights Defenders March 05, 2017
Tep Vanny Convicted Again as Para-Police Attack Supporters February 23, 2017
Orange Colors Covers Prey Lang February 15, 2017
Human Rights Defenders Summonsed as ‘Suspects’ after Being Beaten by Para-Police February 07, 2017
CSOs Call for the Immediate Implementation of the Decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention January 21, 2017
Joint Statement - Civil society condemns harassment and obstruction of staff and film crew in Pursat province December 26, 2016
In Landmark Decision, UN Body Declares the Detention of Five Human Rights Defenders Arbitrary December 18, 2016
Civil Society Condemns Upholding of Conviction of Human Rights Defender Ny Chakrya December 15, 2016
Thousands Celebrating International Human Rights Day across Cambodia December 06, 2016
Built on Slavery: Debt Bondage and Child Labour in Cambodia’s Brick Factories December 02, 2016
Joint Statement World Habitat Day Marred by Brutal Beatings of Human Rights Defenders Phnom Penh, 10 October October 11, 2016
Joint Statement – Phnom Penh, 22 September 2016 Civil society condemns conviction of human rights defender Ny Chakrya September 27, 2016
JOINT STATEMENT: Phnom Penh, 25 September 2016 CSOs condemn Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the conviction of Ven Vorn, but welcome Supreme Court’s acquittal of Prey Lang activists September 27, 2016
Civil Society Condemns Conviction of Human Rights Defender Ny Chakrya September 22, 2016
JOINT STATEMENT: Phnom Penh, 14 February 2016 CSOs declare support for Mother Nature and condemn crackdown against the organization September 01, 2016
Joint Media Statement on the Legal Proceedings Against Equitable Cambodia Staff Members August 22, 2016
Civil Society Calls for Immediate Release of Boeung Kak Lake Activists August 18, 2016
Media Alert on Mobilization Outside Equitable Cambodia (EC) August 11, 2016
Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official August 08, 2016
Statement: Civil Society Calls for Immediate Release of Boeung Kak Lake Activists August 08, 2016
Cambodian Civil Society Condemns Outrageous Murder of Political Analyst Kem Ley July 11, 2016
Civil Society Condemns Escalating Intimidation of Human Rights Defenders May 11, 2016
Developing Disasters – failed projects of Asian Development Bank May 04, 2016
Civil Society Condemns Charging of Human Rights Defenders May 02, 2016
JOINT STATEMENT: Phnom Penh, 28 April 2016 CSOs call upon authorities to immediately cease harassment of human rights defenders April 29, 2016
CSO welcome & introductions March 30, 2016
CSOs Declare Support for Mother Nature and Condemn Crackdown Against the Organization February 15, 2016
Joint Statement: Civil Society Strongly Condemns Violence Against Demonstrating Bus Drivers February 11, 2016
Joint Statement Dispute Resolution Process between HAGL company and its subsidiaries and indigenous villages
Banlung, Ratanakiri Province, Kingdom of Cambodia 19 January 2016
January 20, 2016
JOINT PRESS RELEASE – Phnom Penh, 16 November 2015 CSOs condemn opposition crackdown and express concern over threats to democracy November 17, 2015
Joint Press Release – Phnom Penh, 01 November 2015 CSOs call for an End to Impunity in Cambodia on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists November 02, 2015
Press Alert - The Launch of NHRCT Investigation Report on Mitr Pohl Sugar Concessions in Oddar Meanchey October 28, 2015
Progress in mediation between Hoang Anh Gia Lai Company and eleven more indigenous communities in Cambodia September 21, 2015
Progress of mediation process with Hoang Anh Gia Lai September 17, 2015
Families Threatened by Cambodia Railway Development Again Seek Justice from the Asian Development Bank’s Accountability Mechanism August 31, 2015
CSOs call for the immediate release of opposition Senator August 18, 2015
Civil society concerns regarding World Bank reengagement in Cambodia August 08, 2015
CSOs condemn the conviction of 11 opposition party activists July 23, 2015
Joint Statement of Civil Society Organizations on the adoption of the Law on Associations and Non‐Governmental Organizations by the National Assembly July 22, 2015
Thailand must end harassment of researchers and human rights defenders July 17, 2015
Civil Society Calls On Senate to Reject LANGO July 15, 2015
Cambodia: Approved NGO law poised to hobble the work of civil society July 14, 2015
Cambodia Parliament Passes Draconian NGO Law July 14, 2015
Human Rights Violations in Koh Kong Sugar Plantation Confirmed by Thai Human Rights Commission June 03, 2015
Boeung Kak Lake: government should address serious human rights violations June 02, 2015
World Bank Safeguards Review – Phase 3 Consultations May 27, 2015
The Draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organization (LANGO) May 22, 2015
OECD Watch and Equitable Cambodia co-hosted an event in Phnom Penh on Promoting Responsible Corporate Conduct in the Greater Mekong Region May 08, 2015
Happy Khmer New Year 2015 April 10, 2015
Billions in “out of control” IFC investments into thirdparties causing human rights abuses around the world April 01, 2015
Joint Statement Civil Society Organizations call for the release of 12 land rights defenders imprisoned for exercising their fundamental freedoms March 08, 2015
Civil Society Groups Condemn Use of Visa Denial to Curb Activism February 17, 2015
Civil Society Organizations Call on the Government and Political Parties to Respect Freedom of Expression February 04, 2015
Letter from Anuak - Ethiopian Requesters Regarding Inspection Panel Report and Management Action Plan February 02, 2015
Civil Society Groups Condemn the Ongoing Detention of 11 Activists January 26, 2015
Put Sombath at Centre of Lao UPR January 20, 2015
Thai Prison Labor Plan Draws International Condemnation January 16, 2015
Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone December 15, 2014
International organizations call for an end to arbitrary arrests against human rights defenders in Cambodia December 08, 2014
Commencement of Cambodian 'blood sugar' reparations process a crucial step towards justice December 08, 2014
Civil Society Groups Condemn Arrest and Detention of the Boeung Kak Lake Seven November 13, 2014
Not in Our Name Shame on Refugee Resettlement Deal with Cambodia In Solidarity with Cambodian Civil Society Organisations October 16, 2014
Joint Statement Regarding the Oddar Meanchey Authorities’ Continued Illegal Conduct Towards Equitable Cambodia’s Staff October 15, 2014
Displaced Cambodians file OECD complaint against ANZ Bank for financing massive land grab October 09, 2014
Civil society statement on World Bank safeguards October 09, 2014
Joint Statement Regarding the Illegal Detention of Equitable Cambodia Staff September 11, 2014
Statement in Response to Phnom Penh Sugar Company’s Allegations Against Equitable Cambodia Executive Director Eang Vuthy August 21, 2014
Kampong Speu Communities’ Mobilization against ANZ August 14, 2014
Findings of the Subcommittee on Civil and Political Rights of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand on the Koh Kong Sugar Cane Plantation case in Cambodia August 13, 2014
Letter to Executive Director (ED) Michael Willcock and Alternate Executive Director (AED) Bok-Hwan Yu July 30, 2014
World Bank’s Draft Safeguards Fail to Protect Land Rights and Prevent Impoverishment: Major Revisions Required July 29, 2014
Joint Statement - Civil Society Groups Condemn Baseless Charges and Call for an End to Violence and Repression July 17, 2014
ANZ should not leave Cambodian community ‘high and dry’ July 10, 2014
Dropping Phnom Penh Sugar as a client does not let ANZ Bank off the hook for financing human rights abuses July 07, 2014
The largest sugar company, located in England, Tate & Lyle has resigned from membership of the Sugar Association called Bonsucro June 10, 2014
The Primary Court in Phnom Penh will deliver verdict on the case of 23 May 30, 2014
សេចក្តីថ្លែងការណ៍រួមៈ​ អង្គការសង្គមសុីវិលជាតិ និងអន្តរជាតិអំពាវនាងឲ្យរដ្ឋសភាពពន្យារការពិភាក្សា និងអនុមត័សេចក្តីព្រាងច្បាប់ទាំងបីពាក់ពន្ធ័នឹងវិសយ័យុត្តិធម៌ និងតុលាការ May 16, 2014
Request for disclosure and Consultation with the Requesters on the Draft Remedial Action Plan April 21, 2014
Re: GMS Rehabilitation of the Railway of Cambodia Project Remedial Action Plan April 11, 2014
Public Letter Urging an Immediate Investigation into the Disappearance of Khem Sophath March 24, 2014
បណ្តឹងរបស់សហគមន៍ជនជាតិដើមភាគតិចទៅក្រុមការងារធនាគារពិភពលោក February 28, 2014
Coca-Cola auditors visit sugar suppliers February 27, 2014
Complaints Against Rubber Company To Be Assessed, World Bank Office Says February 27, 2014
សេចក្តីថ្លែងការណ៍ ក្រុមការងារធនាគារពិភពលោកមានជាប់ពាក់ពន្ធ័ក្នុងការឈូសឆាយដីធ្លីរបស់ជនជាតិដើម ភាគតិចដោយ ខុសច្បាប់ៈ សហគមន៍ជនជាតិ ដើមភាគតិចអំពាវនាវសុំជំនួយពីធនាគារ ក្នុងការទាមទារយកដី ត្រឡប់មកវិញ February 10, 2014
ADB slammed in official investigation of Cambodian railway resettlement, ordered by its Board to repair damage done February 07, 2014
អង្គការសង្គមស៊ីវិលបានដាក់ញត្តិស្នើឲ្យបានការដោះលែងអ្នកទាំង២៣នាក់ January 29, 2014
Dropping Phnom Penh Sugar without compensating its victims will not relieve ANZ’s responsibility January 29, 2014
Thanking petiton to the US Embassy January 24, 2014
អតីតសហគមន៍ដីក្រហមប្រារព្វខួបប្រាំឆ្នាំនៃការបណ្តេញចេញ January 24, 2014
ANZ bankrolls massive land grab in Cambodia January 23, 2014
តំណាងសហគមន៍បឹងកក់ និងសកម្មជនពីរនាក់ទៀតត្រូវបានចាប់ខ្លួន January 21, 2014
US Congress Passes Law Demanding Redress for Boeung Kak Community, Pressures World Bank to Take Action January 16, 2014
Stop the Violence: A Call for Release, Investigation and Reparation January 16, 2014
Garbage cleaning along Stoeung Meanchey sewage canal December 23, 2013
END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN EVERYWHERE November 28, 2013
IFC investment in the financial sector November 26, 2013
Coca-Cola: We salute your pledge and now we await your actions to make your suppliers respect human rights November 12, 2013
Opinion piece on land grabbing, sugar and Cambodia November 12, 2013
Bittersweet Harvest - A human rights impact assessment of the EU Everything But Arms Initiative in Cambodia November 08, 2013
Open letter to EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht on human rights and trade with Cambodia November 07, 2013
CSO Letter to Karel de Gucht November 06, 2013
BITTERSWEET HARVEST Assessing The Human Rights Impacts Of The European Union's Everything But Arms Initiative In Cambodia Report Launch Event and Panel Discussion Bangkok, Thailand November 05, 2013
Joint Letter to Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew re. Advancing Human Rights at the World Bank October 17, 2013
STATEMENT ON CAMBODIA TO THE 24th SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL September 30, 2013
Joint Statement September 18, 2013
EU's 'Everything But Arms' initiative is impoverishing Cambodian farmers Trade scheme must be reformed to safeguard human rights September 17, 2013
Cambodia: Respect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly September 05, 2013
365 Days Too Many – Release Yorm Bopha September 03, 2013
Keep Media Free: Unrestricted Access to Social Media August 07, 2013
Child Labor on Sugar Plantations in Cambodia is Well Documented July 20, 2013
"យើងទាំងអស់គ្នាត្រូវការពារសិទ្ធិទទួលបានព័ត៌មាន និងសិទ្ធិក្នុងការជ្រើសរើស" សង្គមស៊ីវិលសូមសំណូមពរដល់រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល សូមមេត្តារក្សាសិរីភាពសារព័ត៌មាន July 10, 2013
វិស្សមកាល លទ្ធិប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ June 21, 2013
Cambodian NGOs allege serious abuses linked to Thai sugar giant, Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation May 31, 2013
Petition about Cambodian sugar concessions filed with the Thai National Human Rights Commission Cambodian NGOs allege serious abuses linked to Thai sugar giant, Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation. May 11, 2013
An Open Letter to International Garment Brands Sourcing from Cambodia April 09, 2013
Denial of Release Pending Appeal Highlights Political Interference in the Court System March 30, 2013
Cambodia Resettlement Debacle Cover Up: ADB Conceals Critical Expert Report March 20, 2013
Appeal Court Orders Release of Mam Sonando, Kan Sovann & Touch Ream March 11, 2013
Police Beat Boeung Kak Protesters, Leaving Five Injured March 08, 2013
Legal persecution of land rights activists must end Yorm Bopha should be released immediately and unconditionally December 29, 2012
The race for land - a nightmare for the poor December 05, 2012
Free detained community members from Airport Village and stop the police crackdown ahead of ASEAN Summit November 21, 2012
Cambodian Railway Development Causes Human Rights Violations – AusAID complicit October 28, 2012
Joint Statement Investigation into Human Rights Violations Related to Trade Preferences for Cambodian Agro-industrial Products Must Begin Now October 12, 2012
Phnom Penh Court Sentences Independent Radio Station Owner to 20 Years October 08, 2012
Joint Statement: Two Days, Two Unjustified Pre-Trial Detention Orders For Prominent Land-Rights Advocates in Phnom Penh September 25, 2012
Families Displaced by Cambodian Railway Development Seek Justice from the Asian Development Bank September 05, 2012
Dispute over Economic Land Concession in Koh Kong's ChikorLeu Commune in SraeAmbel District July 29, 2012
Statement by Cambodia Clean Sugar Campaign July 17, 2012
Joint Statement: The 15 are Free, Now Let's End the Land Dispute July 06, 2012
Release of 13 Boueng Kak representatives tainted by police violence June 21, 2012
Open Letter to World Bank President Robert Zoellick and President-Elect Jim Yong Kim May 30, 2012
NGOs Condemning Baseless Convictions and Violence Against Human Rights Defenders May 26, 2012
NGOs condemn the unjustified and violent response to a peaceful demonstration by Boeung Kak residents and call for the immediate release of the 13 detained women May 19, 2012
Railway Replacement Cost Study Does Not Reflect Reality Joint Statement March 23, 2012
Replacement Cost Study Does Not Reflect Reality, Joint Statement March 09, 2012
Rehabilitation of the Cambodian Railway is Impoverishing Affected Families February 10, 2012
Boeung Kak Land Titles Mark a Positive Development for Housing Rights in Cambodia December 15, 2011
Setting the Record Straight: The Facts about the Railways Rehabilitation Project November 29, 2011
Criminal Charges Against Activists Won’t Solve Boueng Kak Lake Crisis November 03, 2011
Joint Statement Response to Govt Accusatation September 16, 2011
Eleven Boeung Kak lake villagers and children beaten and detained April 22, 2011
World Bank project tied to forced evictions in Cambodia March 10, 2011
Statement on NGO Coalition Meeting with ADB and AusAID Concerning Railways Project December 14, 2010
NGOs Express Grave Concerns about the Resettlement Process of the Railways Project November 02, 2010
HRTF Boueng Kak Press Release October 05, 2010
Boeung Kok Residents Denied Freedom of Assembly August 24, 2010
World Bank Agrees to Full Investigation into Land Activities in Cambodia April 29, 2010
Cambodian communities facing forced eviction launch Inspection Panel complaint against World Bank October 16, 2009
Report finds land registration program is entrenching inequality and failing to protect vulnerable groups September 28, 2009
UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) – BABSEA & COHRE Media Release May 2009. May 11, 2009
HRTF Boueng Kok Press Release_Aug 26 August 26, 2008
Joint statement on situation of evicted families from Mittapheap 4 village in Sihanoukville by Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia (BABSEA) and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) May 19, 2008
Sihanouk Ville Eviction Case July 03, 2007
HRTF Press Statement on Boeung Kok Case February 23, 2007