Archive for Civil Rights

Women’s Representation Decreases After Commune Election

NGO-CEDAW has written a joint statement on women’s representation in local government after the commune elections.  The percentage of women in commune councils decreased after the June 4, 2017 election to 16.76 percent from 17.79 percent in 2012.

Read the statement here: Joint statement on women elected to commune council in English – June 2017 or Joint statement on women elected to commune councils in Khmer – June 2017.

Elections on 4 June 2017

Elections are on Sunday, 4 June 2017 from 7 am to 3 pm in all provinces of Cambodia.  Voters have the right to vote by secret ballot for the party of their choice for local elected offices.


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