Archive for Civil Rights

Joint Statement for Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was March 8.  NGO-CEDAW and other civil society groups released a joint statement.  Read it in English or Khmer

Human Rights Defender Tep Vanny Convicted

63 civil society groups, including NGO-CEDAW signed a joint statement against the unjust conviction of woman human rights defender Tep Vanny.  She has been detained since August 2016 was convicted on February 23, 2017 of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances and sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment in relation to a protest which took place in 2013.

No live evidence was presented in court, just identical written statements from witnesses, so no cross-examination could be conducted.  Her accusers are para-police (security guards who work with the military police) known to deliberately attack peaceful protesters.

Meanwhile, peaceful protesters outside the courtroom were forceably dragged away, and in some cases beaten by members of another para-police unit.

Joint statement in English

Joint statement in Khmer


ការចុះឈ្មោះអ្នកសង្គេតការណ៍បោះឆ្នោត / Election Observer Registration

សេចក្ដីជូនដំណឹង៖ ការដាក់ពាក្យសុំចុះឈ្មោះអ្នកសង្កេតការណ៍ជាតិ អន្តរជាតិ និងភ្នាក់ងារគណបក្សនយោបាយសំរាប់ការបោះឆ្នោតជ្រើសរើសក្រុមប្រឹក្សាឃុំ សង្កាត់អណិ្តទី៤ឆ្នាំ២០១៧។

Announcement from NEC inviting applications for registration to be an election observer or political party agents to monitor the 2017 commune council elections.

2017 observer registration KH


NGO-CEDAW សូមជម្រាបជូនដំណឹងដល់ស្ថាប័នអង្គការជាសមាជិក និងប្រជាពលរដ្ឋកម្ពុជាទាំងអស់ អោយបានជ្រាបថា កាលបរិច្ឆេទនៃការបោះឆ្នោតឃុំសង្កាត់ នឹងប្រព្រឹត្តទៅនៅថ្ងៃទី ០៤ ខែ មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៧ ខាងមុខនេះហើយ ដូច្នេះសូមប្រជាពលរដ្ឋគ្រប់រូប (រួមទាំងពលរដ្ឋដែលធ្លាប់បានបោះឆ្នោតកាលពីអាណត្តិមុន) ដែលគ្រប់អាយុបោះឆ្នោត (គិតត្រឹមថ្ងៃបោះឆ្នោត) អញ្ជើញទៅចុះឈ្មោះបោះឆ្នោតទាំងអស់គ្នា ចាប់ពីថ្ងៃទី ០១ ខែកញ្ញា រហូតដល់ ថ្ងៃទី ២៩ ខែ វិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ២០១៦។

Happy Birthday, CEDAW!

On December 18, 1979, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).   The resolution states that “discrimination against women is incompatible with human dignity and the welfare of society and constitutes an obstacle to the full realization of the potentialities of women.”

The full resolution is available here in English. For more on CEDAW, see our CEDAW page.