2014-04-24   CLEC

We the undersignned organizaations are wrriting to you as representtatives of the major   global apparel? brands  invessted in the Cambodian garment sectoor to request your attendance as observers this coming Friday, April      25th, at the Phnom Pennh Municipal courthouse where the trial of the 23 trade union leaders, acttivists, workeers and bystanders  who have been detained in CC3 prison since their arreests in Januarry will take place. 

 
 

2014-04-04   CLEC

And we call on international brands such as Adidas, Puma and Nike to take concrete measures to address wages that currently do not satisfy basic needs nor provide for a life with human dignity.

 
 

2014-03-23   CLEC

We, the undersigned civil society groups, express our deep concern over the disappearance of Khem Sophath, a 16-year-old boy missing since the violent crackdown by Cambodian security forces against striking garment workers on 3 January 2014 near the Canadia Industrial area on Veng Sreng road, Phnom Penh. We call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to take all appropriate measures to immediately, thoroughly and impartially investigate Khem Sophath's disappearance and inform his family of his fate or whereabouts. 

 
 

2014-02-19   CLEC

February 20, 2014 is the annual World Day of Social Justice instituted by the United Nations to promote equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities to all. The day is dedicated to showing support for international efforts toward poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

 
 

2014-02-05   CLEC

On the 24th of December 2013 an estimated 50,000 to 200,000 garment workers went on strike in Cambodia. Their main demand was a living minimum wage of $US160 per month. They were joined by a number of other unions and workers also demanding the same minimum wage.

 
 

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.

 
 

2014-01-06   CLEC

Family members, lawyers and independent medical professionals have been denied information about the location of detention of 23 people arrested during recent brutal crackdowns in Phnom Penh.

 
 

2014-01-04   CLEC

This morning state forces put a violent end to CNRP supporters' long-standing occupation of Freedom Park, also known as Democracy Plaza, an area in central Phnom Penh specifically designated for protest. 

 
 

2014-01-03   CLEC

Amid risks of growing civil unrest in Phnom Penh in the aftermath of the shootings, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and the Community Legal Education Centre (CLEC) call on security forces and protestors to exercise urgent restraint on both sides to avoid any further bloodshed.

 
 

2014-01-02   CLEC

The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and the Community Legal Education Centre (CLEC) are outraged by today's violent crackdown on striking workers by a military special command unit and the consequent violent arrest of union leaders, garment workers and monks.

 
 

2013-12-02   CLEC

Phnom Penh, November 29, 2013: Over 500 Cambodian monks will march from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10 to celebrate the 65th International Human Rights Day (IHRD). Joining them will be communities, associations, networks, federations, unions and NGOs, as well as residents of communities along the designated routes.

 
 

2013-11-21   CLEC

November 21, 2013 - On November 23rd, 2013, the international community will mark the Third International Day to End Impunity. In Cambodia, impunity continues to be one of the greatest obstacles to strengthening the rule of law and allowing citizens of the country to receive Justice.

 
 

2013-11-12   CLEC

November 12, 2013 - Earlier this morning, a violent clash between striking garment workers and armed forces, followed by two additional clashes between the growing number of armed forces and a crowd of citizens, resulted in the death of one bystander and at least seven injured in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district.

 
 

2013-10-29   CLEC

Upon returning to Cambodia, the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) expresses its grave concern for the health of Cambodian garment worker Ms. Sry Ratha, who is currently detained in Kluang prison, Johor, Malaysia. After failing an annual health test Ratha’s visa was cancelled and she was subsequently arrested and detained on 9 September, 2013.    

 
 

2013-10-01   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) would like to express its serious concern regarding the arrest of Ms. Sry Ratha on September 9, 2013 and her subsequent detainment in Kluang Prison.

 
 

2013-10-01   CLEC

We, the undersigned organizations would like to express our support for the recent announcement from Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) which provides a return to public disclosure of the findings of its factory inspections.

 
 

2013-09-08  

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.

 
 

2013-09-05   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) strongly condemns the actions of the owners of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd who yesterday terminated approximately 1,000 employees seeking to increase wage, end intimidation and better their working conditions.   

 
 

2013-09-03   CLEC

September 4, 2013 marks one year since community representative Yorm Bopha was incarcerated as a result of her land rights activism. Despite a wholesale lack of credible evidence, Bopha was convicted of committing intentional violence with aggravating circumstances in late December 2012, and given a three-year sentence.

 
 

2013-08-13  

We, the undersigned trade unions and labor support organizations, would like to express our extreme dissatisfaction with the National Election Committee's lack of will to permit an independent investigation into widespread election irregularities. This attitude does nothing but increase tension and fear amongst Cambodian workers and citizens.

 
 

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.

 
 

2013-07-17   CLEC

JULY 17, 2013 - Yesterday the board of Bonsucro, a responsible sugar initiative, announced its decision to suspend Tate & Lyle Sugars (TLS) over complaints that the UK sugar giant profits from land-grabbing by buying sugar from a plantation in Koh Kong, Cambodia, that was illegally taken from local villagers. Coming on the heels of complaints to the U.S. Government and the European Commission, as well as a lawsuit in the UK, this development increases the pressure on TLS to provide justice to the affected communities.

 
 

2013-06-25   CLEC

Cambodian Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) and Cambodian League for the Promotion & Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) welcome the conviction of former Bavet governor Chhouk Bandith for shooting three garment workers last year, but condemn the light sentence - ne-and-a-half years in prison - for actions that amounted an attempted triple-homicide.

 
 

2013-06-21   CLEC

Again former the Bavet Governor, Chhouk Bandith failed to appear in court to face charges for the brutal shooting of three Cambodian garment workers in February 2012. Last week, Bandith was tried in absentia on 12-14 June, 2013. During the three day hearing nineteen witnesses were called, eighteen of those were police officers.