January 25, 2010

“Skin on the Cable”

The Illegal Arrest, Arbitrary Detention and Torture of People Who Use Drugs in Cambodia

Glossary of Slang
Map of Cambodian Detention Centers
I. Executive Summary
II. Recommendations
To the National Authority for Combating Drugs, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, and the Phnom Penh Municipality
To the National Assembly of Cambodia
To the Ministry of Health
To United Nations agencies
To UN human rights bodies
To bilateral and multilateral donors and NGOs providing assistance to Cambodia on drugs or HIV/AIDS issues in Cambodia
III. Methodology
IV. Background
Drug use in Cambodia
Cambodia’s drug detention centers
Previous reports of abuses in Social Affairs centers
Cambodia’s Drugs Law..
V. Findings
Abuses during arrest
Abuses in detention
Drug treatment and living conditions
Specific populations
VI. Conclusions
VII. Acknowledgements
Annex: Correspondence with the Royal Cambodian Government