The Cambodian Center for Human Rights: a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect for human rights - in particular civil and political rights - democracy, and the rule of law in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
CCHR's vision is of a peaceful Cambodia in which all people can enjoy the fundamental human rights to which they are entitled, all are subject to the rule of law without impunity, all are treated equally without discrimination, all are empowered to participate fully in the democratic process, and all can share in the benefits of Cambodia's sustainable economic development.
To promote and protect for human rights- primarily civil and political rights-democracy and the rule of law for the benefit of all those living in Cambodia by inspiring and empowering people to understand and advocate for their rights and by protecting those whose rights are violated.
CCHR expects its staff to share certain values that reflect and complement its vision, mission, goals and objectives, including the following:
we value diversity, champion non-discrimination, and encourage an intersectional understanding;
We value impartiality and loyalty to principles;
We value honesty and commitment;
We value openness and accountability;
we value new ideas and the flexibility to deliver innovative solutions.
CCHR's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan
CORE FOCUS AREAS (CFAs)
CFA1: Protecting Fundamental Freedoms
Increasing the evidence-base of fundamental freedom violations, increasing public demand for the realization of fundamental freedoms, and mitigating circumstances in which legal instruments are used to violate fundamental freedoms.
CFA2: Judicial and Legislative Reform
Reforming the judiciary, including legislation underpinning judicial processes, though court monitoring to build an evidence-base, and awareness raising of fair trial rights.
CFA3: Equality and Non-Discrimination
Promoting and protecting and the rights of marginalized or under-represented communities and groups, such as women, LGBTIQ people and indigenous communities.
CFA4: Business and Human Rights
Supporting communities affected by issues linked to corporate sector violations of human rights, and encouraging greater respect for human rights amongst corporate actors and greater protections by the government.
CFA5: Civic Participation and Reform
Improving public awareness about human rights in Cambodia and encouraging citizens to actively participate in civic space.
CFA6: Research, Advocacy and Policy
Ensuring policy makers are aware of the extent and nature of human rights violations and what is required to remedy them in line with international human rights law.
- Raise awareness about human rights and their abuse so that people are better informed about their rights and the rights of others
- Inspire and enable full civic participation by all, including women, LGBTIQ people, youth and other under-represented groups
- Empower individuals, communities and marginalized groups to advocate for their own rights
- Denounce human rights abuse and discrimination of all kinds, and uphold full equality
- Advocate for justice, work to eradicate all instances of impunity, and protect human rights defenders and those whose rights are violated
- Advocate for a legal framework that respects, protects and fulfils human rights, and for its just implementation
|CCHR Annual Report 2022
|CCHR Annual Report 2021
|CCHR Annual Report 2020
|CCHR Annual Report 2019
|CCHR Annual Report 2018
|CCHR Annual Report 2017
|CCHR Annual Report 2016
|CCHR Annual Report 2015
|CCHR Annual Report 2014
|CCHR Annual Report 2013