HRC36 Side Event: Cambodia – A Human Rights Crisis
19 September 2017 12:56 pm

  Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Time: 11:00 – 12:00 Venue: Room XV, Palais des Nations, Geneva This event is co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Article 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on Human Rights Situations in Several Asian Countries
13 September 2017 10:43 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2 General Debate: Oral Update by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 12 September 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Oral Update by the UN [ Read more ]

Civil society calls on the UN Human Rights Council to address Cambodia’s human rights crisis
10 September 2017 8:48 pm

September 8, 2017 The undersigned civil society organizations, representing groups working within and outside Cambodia to advance human rights, rule of law, and democracy, are writing to alert your government to an unfolding human rights crisis in Cambodia. As detailed below, there has been a marked deterioration in the civil and political rights environment over [ Read more ]

Cambodia: In Solidarity with The Cambodia Daily, Stop Silencing Dissenting Voices
4 September 2017 5:46 pm

(Bangkok, 4 September 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern on the forced closure of the independent newspaper the Cambodia Daily, which has published its final edition today after 24 years of unbiased and fearless news reporting. The Cambodia Daily’s shut down by the Cambodian Government constitutes a [ Read more ]

Cambodia: FORUM-ASIA Demands Immediate Release of Kem Sokha
3 September 2017 8:32 pm

(Bangkok, 3 September 2017, ) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the arrest of Kem Sokha, President of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), currently the main opposition party, and a Member of Parliament. Kem Sokha is being accused of ’treason’, which is punishable under Article 443 of the Penal Code, [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Halt Harassment of Free Media and Civil Society Organisations
24 August 2017 7:31 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns recent attacks by the Cambodian Government against civil society organisations and free media in the country. These repressive measures come at a critical juncture for Cambodia, and severely compromise the legitimacy and fairness of next year’s election. On 19 August 2017, the Cambodia Daily was [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Time to Release Tep Vanny after One Year of Being Unrightfully Detained
15 August 2017 8:30 am

(Bangkok, 15 August 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the detention of the Cambodian human rights activist Tep Vanny, who completes one year in jail today. Tep Vanny, who participated in a peaceful protest in 2013, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: CSOs call on Appeal Court to overturn the unjust conviction of land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny; for an end to judicial harassment against her, and for her release from prison #FreeTepVanny
26 July 2017 5:17 pm

Phnom Penh, 26 July 2017 – We, the undersigned, call on the Court of Appeal to overturn the unjust conviction of Ms. Tep Vanny on charges of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances based on her peaceful activism at a 2013 protest, for which she received a draconian sentence of two years and six months’ imprisonment [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Only an Independent and Credible Investigation of Kem Ley’s Murder will Ensure Justice
10 July 2017 8:30 am

(Bangkok, 10 July 2017) – On the first anniversary of the murder of prominent Cambodian activist Kem Ley, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) calls on the Cambodian authorities to ensure the investigation into his killing is independent and credible. Only a thorough investigation uncovering whether anyone else is behind Ley’s murder [ Read more ]

#Freethe5KH Campaign Welcomes the Long-Overdue Release of the Five HRDs after 14 Months of Arbitrary Detention, and Calls for all Charges against Them to be Dropped
30 June 2017 6:52 pm

Phnom Penh, 30 June 2017 – The Freethe5KH campaign welcomes the long-overdue release of human rights defenders Ny Sokha, Yi Soksan, Nay Vanda, Lim Mony and Ny Chakrya, after 427 days of arbitrary pre-trial detention, and urges the authorities to drop all charges against them. We are delighted to see our colleagues and friends restored [ Read more ]