This law has a purpose to promote effectiveness of all forms of service and strengthen good governance and rule of law in leadership and state governance as well as to maintain integrity and justice which is fundamental for social development and poverty reduction.
The following is an unofficial translation of the Law on the Elections of the Commune Councils resulting from an amendment that came into force on 27 June 2006.
The version in Khmer of this law and its amendment should be referred to as the official text.
The media offers a platform for young people to interact with the wider society. it is also an effective channel to deliver civic education in a more entertaining and informal way and to model all kinds of participation to inspire a diverse and dynamic youth population across Cambodia. This study provides a detailed snap shot of youth media consumption trends across a variety of media forms. exposure levels are high, and access and consumption will only continue to increase. This information will be used by UNDP and other UN agencies in future programmes targeting youth, and will also offer important insights to all those working with young people on how to communicate with Cambodia’s vast youth population.
The first study in this series, Voice, Choice and Decision: A Study of Local Governance Processes in Cambodia (VCD1), conducted in 2011, led to useful insights into the channels through which citizens engage in commune-level decision-making. It presented the formal and informal framework for citizen voice and downward accountability at the communes/sangkat level in Cambodia. This VCD1 study was, however, limited to the domain of the commune council, and focused mainly on Commune-Sangkat Fund (CSF) decision-making. Processes of voice, choice and decision are also crucial to effective service delivery, and, more broadly, to the development of consistent and predictable local governance.
The primary purpose of this Report is to encourage the RGC to continue in its efforts to adopt freedom of information legislation and to facilitate greater access to information. The Report looks at freedom of information principles, the status of the right to freedom of information in international law, and how access to information is currently dealt with in Cambodian laws. The Report also examines the difficulties that ordinary Cambodians face on a day-to-day basis when attempting to access information. The Report uses as examples four areas that CCHR has identified as being particularly important in so far as freedom of information is concerned – corruption (Chapter Four), the media (Chapter Five), the rule of law (Chapter Six), and resources and land (Chapter Seven). It also outlines structures and mechanisms that could be put in place to facilitate greater access to information, and provides recommendations for the content of a freedom of information law.