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CCHR Receives Clarification from MoI regarding Application of LANGO to CBOs and Informal Group

Released on 2015-09-23
CCHR is pleased to share with you a response letter we received yesterday from the Ministry of Interior (MoI), in relation to the proper application of the LANGO to small community based organizations (CBOs) and informal groups
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CCHR Open Letter Seeks Clarification Regarding Application of the LANGO to CBOs​ and Informal Groups

Released on 2015-08-21
I am writing to request that you issue a statement of clarification regarding the application of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmantal Organizations (“LANGO”) to small community-based organizations (“CBOs”) and informal groups.rn
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Letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council - Addressing the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia and ensuring that the United Nations retains its protection role and monitoring capacity in the country

Released on 2015-08-20
We urge your delegation to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia by supporting a resolution, at the 30th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (14 September2 October 2015), that highlights patterns of serious violations and calls on the Cambodian Government to put an end to such violationsrnand to abide by its domestic and international legal obligations. The resolution should also extend the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia.

Civil Society Organizations urge His Majesty the King not to sign the LANGO

Released on 2015-07-30
We, the undersigned civil society organizations, are writing to urge your Majesty not to sign the proposed Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (“LANGO”), and to call for your urgent intervention as the official guarantor of the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Cambodians, and of the international human rights treaties to which Cambodia is a party.

CCHR Open Letter to Senate of Cambodia: CCHR Requests Urgent Consideration of Amendments to the Draft LANGO or Rejection

Released on 2015-07-22
I am writing to you regarding the proposed Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organizations (“LANGO”) that will be discussed and voted by the Senate later this week. I wish to reiterate my grave concern and urge you to recommend substantive amendments to the law or to vote for its rejection.

Open Letter to Samdech Aka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Released on 2015-06-22
We, Women’s Groups from 6 Civil Society Organizations, working to promote gender equality in Cambodia, on behalf citizens and Cambodian women, would like to extend our appreciation to the Royal Government for the efforts to overcome all challenges to promote roles and the status of women in all sectors in Cambodia, especially through the introduction of a number of policies on gender mainstreaming including the Rectangular Strategy of the Royal Government, in which Angle No. 4 of the Rectangle 4 is on gender equality and the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals, which determine the number of women in leadership positions. In addition, Neary Ratanak 4, National Strategic Development Plan(2014-2018) and the National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women (2014-2018) also highlight the importance of women in society.

CCHR Open Letter Regarding Addressing Land Disputes in the Kingdom of Cambodia

Released on 2014-08-21
I write to you regarding the speech you delivered on 18 August 2014 at the opening of the workshop on the national strategy for food security and nutrition 2014-2018. I welcome your commitment to find solutions to land disputes in the country. Land conflicts have been plaguing Cambodia for many years, affecting an important part of the Cambodian population. One can only agree that concrete solutions that address the root causes of the land conflict situation must be identified and implemented as soon as possible.
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