Archive for Civil Rights

Tep Vanny released

Over the past two days, several activists have been released from prison, including Tep Vanny and former staff of Radio Free Asia. Tep and three other land activists were pardoned by the king, and the others were released on bail.

https://www.voanews.com/a/cambodian-land-activist-freed-journalists-granted-bail/4537665.html

Tep Vanny in prison for 2 years

Land rights activist Tep Vanny has been in prison for two years. 162 groups have signed this Joint Statement in English │ Khmer

 

Voter registration

Voter registration for the July 2018 election is happening now through November 9, 2017.

Government shuts down pro-democracy INGO

This week RGC closed National Democratic Institute (NDI)’s Cambodia office with this press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: MoFA statement on NDI Khmer   MoFA statement on NDI English

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.