The aim of this study was to show, in the absence of a Freedom to Information Act, the difficulties to access information from courts and public bodies, and where access is allowed the arbitrary procedures involved. From January to May 2004, the study was conducted in 4 provinces and 2 municipalities, namely: Battambang, Kandal, Kampong Cham, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, and Takeo. It obtained a total of 322 respondents represented by court officers, lawyers, litigants, media and persons from the private sector and NGOs.
Aware of the importance of freedom of expression to Cambodia’s fledgling democracy and its importance to the ongoing social, economic and political development of the nation, CCHR has compiled this Report in order to provide an overview of the freedom of expression situation as it developed in Cambodia throughout 2012 and in the first half of 2013. The Report will provide concrete recommendations for the improvement of the situation of free expression in Cambodia and will be used as an advocacy tool to engage with the Cambodian people, national and international organizations, donors, embassies, and of course, with the newly elected RGC.
This report looks at the situation with regard to information and media services for Cambodia’s indigenous peoples. It examines whether existing services meet the needs of indigenous peoples, allowing them to be active participants in governance of their local areas and of the nation. Indigenous peoples in 7 provinces of the 15 provinces with indigenous peoples were consulted through a series of consultation forums.
Fighting Corruption in Cambodia: The Demand for an International Standard Anti Corruption Law in CambodiaPublication Year: 2005 / Sources: Pact Cambodia, PADCO, & CHRAC
The RGC has made a commitment to “work rigorously with all stakeholders” on the draft law. As a citizen of Cambodia from government, private and civil society sectors you have the right to ensure that the government keeps its commitments to produce an international standard law on anti-corruption, and that the efforts to fight corruption are fully implemented and properly resourced.
This Memorandum examines the Draft Law on Access to Information (the “Draft Law”) that was submitted by the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, to the National Assembly on 23 December 2010.1 The purpose of this Memorandum is to examine this Draft Law from an international and comparative law perspective in order to assess whether the Draft Law is a progressive piece of legislation that will enhance free flow of information and democratic governance in Cambodia. In doing so, the Memorandum draws upon international law, standards as well as best practices of other states on RTI.