The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC)




Tel: +855-23 218653 Fax: +855-23 217229

Contact person:
Thun Saray (President):


The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is a registered local, non-profit, non-partisan, independent and non-governmental organisation. The country’s oldest human rights organisation, ADHOC was established in 1991 by a group of former political prisoners and is tasked to address the absence of basic human rights in Cambodia. ADHOC’s presence in every Cambodian province and its outreach to all districts through provincial staff and volunteer activists are unique among Cambodian human rights organisations.

Areas of work:

ADHOC aims at bringing about positive changes in Cambodia’s legislative framework and institutional policy and practice in order to progress towards its goal of a society where human rights and law are properly respected.

Main lines of work:

ADHOC’s work is divided into three programs: the Human Rights Programme, the Land and Natural Resources Rights Programme, and the Women’s and Children’s Rights Programme. A fourth programme was created to implement new mediation (Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR) activities.

Each programme is under the responsibility of a Head of Programme. ADHOC’s internal architecture is thus clearer, with these four programmes, plus the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) Project, being assisted by an Administrative Section and a Financial Section, under the supervision of the President and the Secretary General.


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