New term of Executive Committee (EXCOM), Update on draft law

Report
BI-MONTHLY
CCC MEMBERS CONSULTATION
2 December 2014
Update EXCOM, OGP and
Policy Development in Cambodia
Presented by: Mr. Mi Nac
Coalition Building and Networking Component Manager of CCC
Vision:A strong and capable civil society, cooperating and responsive to Cambodia’s development challenges
Host of the 2nd Global Assembly for CSO Development Effectiveness – Siem Reap 28-30 June 2011
EXCOM ANNOUNCEMENT
Vision: A strong and capable civil society, cooperating and responsive to Cambodia’s development challenges
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CCC EXCOM RECRUITING
- CCC has 7 EXCOM members for
- Five member are going to finish their term
within this year:
1. Ms. Bou Monika
2. Ms. Keo Keang
3. Ms. Ros Sopheap
4. Dr. Sok Thim
5. Mr. Richard Winterton
- Now we are call for our members nominations
to an EXCOM of CCC
Process for CCC EXCOM [E-voting]
1. CCC received nominees/candidates from CCC’s
members.
2. CCC makes a summarized table informing the
qualifications, experiences…of all
nominees/candidates and sends via email to
all CCC’s members to cast their e-voting.
3. CCC’s members cast their e-voting (online)
(see the guidance for e-voting in the next slide)
Guidance for CCC EXCOM E-Voting
Guidance for e-voting:
1. Please open browser and type address www.ccccambodia.org;
2. Please look at the top left-hand side of front page; you
will see EXCOM e-voting 2015-2016 and then click on
vote button to process your e-voting;
3. To view profile of candidates please click on their names;
4. Please select only 05 (five) candidates to cast your vote
and complete your information in the box and click
Submit;
5. Result will be announced publicly to all CCC’s members
by email later on; and then during the AGM in March
2015.
Suggestion from CCC Management
• The deadline of announcement has been
postponed to 5 December 2014
We suggest all of you to nominate/encourage
your directors to nominate themselves or their
senior colleagues to stand for these five
EXCOM vacant seats (by next week the latest).
OPEN GOVERNMENT
PARTNERSHIP (OGP)
Vision: A strong and capable civil society, cooperating and responsive to Cambodia’s development challenges
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Background of OGP
• OGP was launched in 2011, from 8 countries
to the 65 participating countries.
• Cambodia is not a member of OGP
Accountability
Civic
Engagement
Transparency
Innovation & technology
Background of OGP
• Established a CSO OGP working group.
Members from API, CCC, ODC, KYA, SILAKA, TIC
(interested members are CCHR, NGO Forum
and Comfrel).
• CCC is a secretariat for this group.
• CSO county workplan for OGP in Cambodia
drafted
• Proposal for fund raising will be developed and
shared to potential donors by later this month.
UPDATE ON POLICY
DEVELOPMENT
Vision: A strong and capable civil society, cooperating and responsive to Cambodia’s development challenges
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Current Laws and their Implications
 Three Laws Related to Judiciary: Law on status
of judges and Prosecutors, Law on organization
and functioning of the courts, Law of the
Supreme Council of Magistracy) Enacted
 Law on the Associations and NGOs (LANGO)
 Cybercrimes Law
 Agricultural Land Law
 Law on Trade Unions
 Law on Telecommunications
Current Laws and…..(Cont’d)
 If implementing in their current form, these
laws will restrict the space for dissenting voices
and criminalize demands for justice
 At this crossroads, the space for democratic
freedoms could go either way
 Activists intimidated by the government who is
proposing legislation that would enable it to
silence critics
 A law on Access to Information should be a
priority
Current Laws and…..(Cont’d)
 WHERE EACH LAW IS?
Current Laws and…..(Cont’d)
 The eight laws are not yet comply with the
international human rights obligations
 Input from CSOs is not valued by the Gov’t
 Many vague terms found and be interpreted
different ways
 Very harmful to CSOs/individuals who are
critical to the policies of the Gov’t
 Improvement and enforcement of the current
laws should be focused
Key Interventions from CSOs
• CCC (Facilitator)
• API, CCHR , EWMI,
VOD, COMFREL, CLEC,
CICA, CCFC, CYN,
CHRAC, TIC, WRC,
IDEA, YFP, CNRO, CCU,
CLC, SH, AAC, KYA etc.
• Current donors of CCC
(including DCA/CA)
• ICNL
• Diakonia
• Oxfam America
• Danmission
Key Interventions from CSOs
Joint Advocacy Objectives
1. Harmonization within CSOs : Advocating for an
improved legal, regulatory and policy environment
for CSOs in Cambodia.
2. Influence policy & decision makers: transparent &
accountable development process & content of the
legislations
3. Inclusive partnership & meaningful spaces for CSOs:
development actors at all levels of decision making.
Key Interventions from CSOs (Cont’d)
Joint Advocacy Activities
• Analysis of the laws/regulations/policies
• Consolidate the report/analysis of each law
• Petitions/Joint Statement/Press Conferences
• Letter of request to release final draft
laws/Strategic action to request for release
• Regular meeting with DPs/INGOs as the
potential channel
Key Interventions from CSOs (Cont’d)
Joint Advocacy Activities
• Legal and advocacy training
• Online campaign
• Media coverage
• National consultation
• Solidarity visit to Cambodia and to abroad
• Initiation of the CSO Council
Consultation Meeting/Workshop
Media Coverage
Joint Statement/Press Conference
Solidary Visit
Advocacy Mission to Europe
THANKS
&
SUGGESTIONS PLS!

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