Stop sex trafficking in cambodia
Introduction | At a Glance | Key Indicators | International Rankings Legal Snapshot | Legal Analysis | Reports | News and Additional Resources Last updated 18 November 2017 Update: The Supreme Court announced its decision to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on November 15, 2017 and to ban 118 CNRP officials from politics for a period of five years.Cambodia is an example of a post-conflict society in which traditional forms of civil society organizations (CSOs) were devastated and then re-emerged in new forms as part of the reconstruction process.
There have also been calls for NGOs to be suspended or shut down due to allegedly violating the “political neutrality” clause of the LANGO.The RGC has taken the unprecedented step of including civil society leaders within the scope of the newly enacted Anti-Corruption Law by requiring them to disclose their assets.From December 2010 through December 2011, the RGC issued four versions of a restrictive draft Law on Associations and NGOs (LANGO) and ultimately promulgated the final version in August 2015, despite wide protests from citizens, civil society and the international community regarding both its content and the lack of meaningful public participation in crafting the law.CSOs include Buddhist institutions, trade unions, media associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).In 1979 the first humanitarian international NGOs (INGOs) arrived and the establishment of local NGOs soon followed.* Category includes ratification, accession, or succession to the treaty The Cambodian Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Assembly in Phnom Penh on 21 September 1993.
Relevant Constitutional provisions include: Article 41 Khmer citizens shall have the freedom of expression, press, publication and assembly.
Article 42 Khmer citizens shall have the right to establish associations and political parties. Khmer citizens may take part in mass organisations for the mutual benefit to protect national achievement and social order.
Relevant laws relating to civil society in Cambodia include: Law on Political Parties (1997) (amendmended in 2017); Registration: The LANGO outlines new burdensome registration requirements, but leaves the actual registration procedure to be determined by the Ministry of Interior through administrative orders or Prakas.
The LANGO, in particular, has been used by government authorities to break up meetings and trainings conducted by NGOs and community-based organizations.
Authorities have claimed that the LANGO requires groups to receive permission from local authorities before holding meetings, trainings, and other events.
Among concerns with the law are mandatory registration for all domestic and international associations, unfettered ministerial discretion over registration, and the requirement of “political neutrality” by all associations and NGOs.