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 2 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 7 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 10 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!