Acronym: 
ADHOC
Non Governmental organization

The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) was founded by a group of former political prisoners in December 1991 after the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements on October 23, 1991. ADHOC is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organization. It has different levels of governance: a General Assembly which is convened every three years to elect a President and Secretary General, and a Board of Advisors which meet annually.

ADHOC is tasked to address the absence of basic rights, freedoms and liberties in Cambodia by providing people with knowledge and understanding of human rights, law and democracy and of how to defend these rights and freedoms themselves.

ADHOC’s Vision

A society that respects human rights and law.

ADHOC’s Mission

Strengthen the capacity of ordinary citizens, enable them to defend their own rights and lobby and advocate for better governance and full respect for human rights that every citizen can practice.

ADHOC’s Goals

To strengthen the capacity of ordinary citizens to claim their rights and to assist victims of human rights abuses in their quest for justice.

To help ordinary citizens to assert their human rights fully by lobbying and advocating for improvement and enhancement of laws, institutions and law enforcement.

Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association Resources

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Reports & Research
December 2014
Cambodia

This report provides background on Cambodia's legal framework, as well as data on the granting of social land concessions, reclassification of land, the land titling program, and land disputes. Dispute resolution mechanisms are also discussed.

Reports & Research
December 2014
Cambodia

An independent assessment report on land rights, land disputes, land grabbing and forced eviction situations and on the status of implementation of the Royal Government of Cambodia Directive No. 001 in terms of economic land concessons, social land concessions and the new land titling scheme.

Reports & Research
December 2014
Cambodia

ABSTRACTED FROM THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In May 2012 Prime Minister Hun Sen issued Directive 001 (also known as Order 01BB) on ‘Measures to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of management of economic land concessions (ELCs)’ announcing a moratorium on the granting of new ELCs, the review of existing ELCs and the implementation of the so-called “leopard- skin” (or “tiger-skin”) policy, with the aim to allow communities to live side by side with the concessions.

Reports & Research
December 2013
Cambodia

Whereas 2011 had seen a sharp increase in the number of Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) granted by the Royal Government of Cambodia to private companies, in 2012 conflicts became more acute and protests multiplied. The government showed that it had understood the seriousness of the situation by taking initiatives aimed at resolving land disputes, addressing some of the issues related to ELCs and granting thousands of land titles to rural families.

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