Program's Media Release >> Joint Statement
All Years, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

2014-08-04   CLEC

We, the above organizations, were alarmed to hear that on 21st July 2014, Mr. Seang Heng and Mr. Mang Yav, who are the members of the Community Peace Building Network, were arrested by about 100 police officers at Lor Peang village, Taches commune, Kompong Tralach district in Kompong Chhnang province.


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.


2013-07-17   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.


2013-05-02   CLEC

The Boeung Kak community and the undersigned civil society groups call for the inclusion of all remaining families into the 12.44ha concession area by the former lake. A new plan unveiled today by the community shows in detail how this could be achieved in a just and equitable fashion.


2013-04-12   CLEC

CCHR, CLEC and the NGO Forum on Cambodia release a Mini-Report following the Roundtable
Discussion on "Investment Projects and Land Concessions" held on 29 March 2013, during which the new General Manager of Koh Kong Sugar Industry Co Ltd announced the return of disputed land.


2013-03-27   CLEC

March 27, 2013 - LICADHO, Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Equitable Cambodia (EC), and Community Legal Education Centre (CLEC) express their deep disappointment at the Supreme Court's failure to release Boeung Kak land rights activist Yorm Bopha on bail.


2012-10-11   CLEC

The 31 participants of this workshop drawn from Asian National Human Rights Institutions from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Myanmar and South Korea and supportive civil society organisations, met in Phnom Penh between the 9th and 11th  October 2012, to review national and regional progress with putting into effect the Bali Declaration on Human Rights and Agribusiness, convened by the Indonesian Human Rights Commission Komnas HAM, with the support of Forest Peoples Programme and SawitWatch, and hosted by the Community Legal Education Centre. 


2012-09-06   CLEC

Phnom  Penh  (September  6,  2012)  –  In  the  past  three  days,  the  Phnom  Penh  Municipal  Court  has ordered  the  unjustified  pre-trial  detention  of  two  female  land  rights  advocates  in  unrelated  cases. These two incidents are the latest in a long string of incidents in which the courts have been wielded as a weapon to silence victimized communities.


2012-08-15   CLEC

Phnom Penh (August 15, 2012) – We, the undersigned civil society groups, deeply regret the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s decision to pursue politically-motivated charges against outspoken human rights worker Chan Soveth for legitimate actions related to his work. 


2012-01-03   CLEC

The  destruction  of  these  homes  marks  yet  another  sad  turn  for  a  development  that  was  once promoted as a model alternative to the eviction and off-­?site  relocation of the Phnom Penh’s urban poor.


2011-08-18   CLEC

CCHR, CLEC and LICADHO condemn today’s mass detention of peaceful activists in Phnom Penh, in which police detained over 100 villagers for distributing environmental fliers.

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