Welcome to CHRAC !

The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) is a coalition of 22 NGO members. It was created in Phnom Penh in 1994 by a group of local NGOs and associations working for the promotion and the respect of human rights, democracy and rule of law in Cambodia.

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Human Rights

Before investigating any cases referred to by member organizations or directly from victims, the Sub-Committee on Investigation (SCI) convenes a meeting to review the case and to decide what actions or interventions should be made. In order to do so, the cases must be considered a "serious violations of human rights," defined by the following three elements:

  • The victim is either killed, seriously injured, raped or sexually violated, deprived of his or her liberty without just cause for an unreasonably long time, or is part of a group of twenty or more families with a well-founded cause-of-action for being evicted from their land or buildings without proper compensation; and
  • The violation is suspected of having been committed by an agent of the state, a person with economic and political power, or a person instructed or employed by such aforementioned persons; and
  • The investigating authorities have failed to fully and quickly investigate the violation, or the prosecutor has failed to promptly prosecute a case where there is sufficient evidence, or the court has failed to hear a case promptly.

So far, CHRAC has addressed various serious violations of human rights focusing among others on violations of the rights to freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of expression, as well as illegal arrest, illegal detention, ​sexual violence, extra-judicial killing, (political) intimidation, etc.


Events

Listen to KRT Watch Radio to get the latest news on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Live show on 17 March 2014 from 4:10 to 5:00 p.m on FM 102, and Rebroadcast on Saturday 29 March 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35 p.m, Live Show on 7 April 2014 and Rebroadcast on 19 April 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 5 May 2014 and Rebroadcast on 17 May 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 9 June 2014 and Rebroadcast on 21 June 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 14 July 2014 and Rebroadcast on 26 Julyl 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 11 August 2014 and Rebroadcast on 23 August 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 8 September 2014 and Rebroadcast on 20 September 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 6 October 2014 and Rebroadcast on 18 October 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 10 November 2014 and Rebroadcast on 22 November 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 8 December 2014 and Rebroadcast on 20 December 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35