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Forum on election and democratic space

Cambodia has since the 90’s, after two decades of armed conflicts, imposed several elections both local and in the National Assembly (NA). The process to hold free and fair elections is momentous for a democratic society, particularly with the participation of Cambodians in order to create a more democratic kingdom.

On the 2 December 2010, the Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) will be hosting a Forum on “Election and Democratic space” in Phnom Penh. This forum will be attended by students, teachers, workers, and people from the community and human rights activists. They will have an opportunity to raise their concerns directly to parliamentarians, local authorities, civil societies, community members, and other stakeholders. The Forum will dialogue on the issues relating electoral processes and democracy is to provide a neutral forum for a wide range of stakeholders, including decision makers, electoral constituents and civil society to rise and debate issues related to the democratic and electoral process in Cambodia.

Mr. Prak Samoeun from the Ministry of Interior; H.E. Kouch Moly of Funcinpec; H.E. Mao Monyvann of Sam Rainsy Party; H.E. Yem Phoyarith of Human Rights Party; Mr. Kim Chhorn of COMFREL; Mrs. Chea Vannath, an independent analyst have all confirmed their attendance at the Forum that is moderated by Mrs. Prok Vanny.

The Public Forum will take place on 2 December 2010 from 8a.m. to 11.30a.m. at La Parranda restaurant, at house #207, Mao Tsetoung Blvd, Sangkat ToulSvay Prey II, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

For further information, please contact:
SUON BUNTHOEUN
Project Coordinator, CCHR
Tel: 012 483 546
E-mail:bunthoeun@cchrcambodia.org

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