Curtailing civil society in the Kingdom

Activists and members of civil society march through the streets of Phnom Penh on International Labour Day in 2011 to protest against the NGO law. LICADHO (published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 15 June 2015) Several laws currently under consideration are threatening to bring about the end of free civil society […]

When Justice is a Prisoner

Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association president Vorn Pov speaks from inside a police truck as it enters Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month. Heng Chivoan Fri, 6 June 2014 Chak Sopheap In January, the government engaged in a violent crackdown on growing labour and opposition protests in and around Phnom Penh, resulting in the […]

What direction is civil society space taking in Cambodia?

Opposition vice president Kem Sokha shakes hands with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Senate in July last year. Heng Chivoan (published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 21 April 2015) As Cambodians return from celebrating the New Year, new threats to democracy and fundamental freedoms seem to be in the air. […]