Latest Update (Good Governance)

2014-01-21   CLEC

We, the Cambodian and International Civil Society Organizations represented in this statement, condemn the use of armed force and escalating violence against the Cambodian people.



Having seen that the election administration (NEC) and dispute resolution Institutions (Constitutional Council) failed to address the election complaints properly and satisfactorily, the Situation Room believes that only political solution can lead to solve these election irregularities and disputes.


2013-08-12   CLEC

We, the members of the Situation Room on Cambodia's National Election would like to express our extreme disappointment with the decision of the National Election Committee (NEC) to announce the preliminary election results prior to a transparent and independent investigation into widespread irregularities, and prior to verification of discrepancies between election results offered by the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).


2013-08-08   CLEC

August 7th, 2013 - We, the undersigned civil society groups, urge Metfone, an Internet service provider (ISP) registered and operating in Cambodia, to issue a full explanation of today's temporary blocking of Facebook, as well as the ongoing unavailability of the Ki-Media website.


2013-03-11   CLEc

On March 4, 2013, the Working Group on Political Finance organized a forum in Wat Chher Teal, Sangkat Roka Krao, Krong Don Keo, Takeo Province. In attendance were representatives from organizations that include COMFREL, NICFEC, Democracy and Human Rights Organization in Action (DHRAC), Coalition for Integrity and Social Accountability (CISA), Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).


2012-12-10   CLEC

Phnom Penh, December 8, 2012- Nearly 62,000 Cambodians will gather on Dec. 8, 9 & 10 to mark International Human Rights Day (IHRD) - including hundreds who will convene another day in front of the National Assembly in Phnom Penh to present petitions to the country's lawmakers.



U.S. President Barack Obama wants them freed. Prime Minister Hun Sen says there are none. And while human rights groups say there are many, they cannot agree on just how to define these “political prisoners,” let alone how many there might be in Cambodia.


2012-11-15   CLEC

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, strongly urge the Cambodian authorities to immediately end the ongoing intimidation, threats and harassment of organizers, venue owners and participants involved in civil society events in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh ahead of the 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the 7th East Asia Summit. We strongly urge the Cambodian authorities to respect the fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly in accordance with their constitutional and international obligations, in particularly in view of rising concern that it will heighten its crackdown on these fundamental freedoms ahead of the two summits.



Local authorities across Phnom Penh yesterday continued to intimidate the owners of venues and guesthouses reserved by civil society groups holding meetings ahead of next week's Asean and East Asia summits, according to a U.N. official and rights workers.



CLEC Condolence to the King Father Norodom Sihanouk.