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Launching the Rainbow Legal Aid in Cambodia Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phnom Penh, 12 March 2019 On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Destination Justice is hosting a Rainbow Legal Aid Report Launch at National University of Management in Phnom Penh. Rainbow Legal Aid is part of Destination Justice’s Rainbow Justice Project. Its objective is to foster dialogue in Southeast Asia, in particular in Cambodia, on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC), and to provide advocacy tools to changemakers for the promotion and protection of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community’s rights. This project was funded by the European Union (EU) and DanChurchAid (DCA) under the Gender Voices Project. In Cambodia, while there is no criminalisation of LGBTIQ individuals b...

The Annotated Cambodian Constitution: fostering sustainable change in the Cambodian judicial system

As it has been one year since the publication of the first edition of the Annotated Cambodian Constitution, we decided to conduct an impact study on the usefulness of the ACC for students and legal professionals. To gather user data, we created an online survey and conducted in-depth interviews with a selected number of stakeholders on their use of the ACC. It is now our pleasure to present you with the impact story of the Annotated Cambodian Constitution based on data from a wide range of user. To purchase a copy of the ACC or find out more about the ACC and how you can partner with us on a second edition, please contacts us at justicematters@destinationjustice.org​.

Young Cambodians make their voices heard on “Justice and Corruption” in the country

At Destination Justice, we believe that if young people are given a platform for self-expression and creative proclamation, they can be the catalysts for change. This is why we launched the Youth Voice Contest as part of the Justice Matters Conference 2018. This event was co-organised with our partners at Transparency International Cambodia, and with the help and support from the European Union, the Swedish, and the French embassy. The conference took place on Friday the 7th December at the National University of Management, with the aim of facilitating dialogue between students, legal professionals and academics, on Justice in Cambodia. The Youth Voices Contest encouraged and enabled young Cambodians, 25 years old or under, to participate. The contestants were invited to submit creative w...

The Justice Matters Conference 2018 promotes better Access to Justice in Cambodia

The Justice Matters Conference (JMC) is an annual event, usually organized in July for the celebration of International Justice Day. The conference gathers NGOs, CSOs, policy makers, legal practitioners, academics, as well as young professionals and students. The JMC is a platform allowing all of these actors to come together to engage in collaborative efforts such as discussions and debates, all revolving around justice in Cambodia. Due to the National Elections last July, we decided to hold this year’s conference, co-organised with Transparency International Cambodia, on the 7th December 2018 at the National University of Management, which also enabled us to use the event as an occasion to celebrate and highlight International Anti-Corruption Day. The JMC had five different panels; three...

Destination Justice at the French Volunteers Day

Phnom Penh – Since 2015, France Volontaires Cambodge organises the French Volunteers Day where French volunteers working in French and Cambodian NGOs can present their mission and meet each others. Held on 20 October 2018 at the French Institute, the event gathered around 400 participants and volunteers including Destination Justice’s two volunteers in Service Civique, Ms. Remicard Sereme and M. Ronan Kemp. Remicard and Ronan started their volunteership in September. Remicard is a project officer for our Justice Matters Program focusing on the organisation of our Justice Matters Conference 2018 which will be held on 7 December 2018 at NUM. Ronan is a partnership developments and communication officer for Destination Justice’s social enterprise, the Justice Café. The event was kicked ...

Access to Law & Justice: Destination Justice signs MoU with Transparency International Cambodia

After the success of the Justice Matters Conference in July 2017 highlighting the need to all work together for better justice in Cambodia, we are proud to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Transparency International Cambodia (TIC) setting access to legal information and improvement of justice as the main purpose of our collaboration with specific activities to unfold in 2016-2017.

Peace & Better Justice in Cambodia: Destination Justice & Youth for Peace sign MoU

Youth for Peace is a Cambodian NGO that offers education in peace, leadership, conflict resolution, and reconciliation to Cambodian’s Youth. Destination Justice and Youth for Peace (YFP) have been in contact since the end of 2013 and started to explore opportunities to work together. In 2014, we attended an event organised by YFP and started to record some footage in Kraing Ta Chan with the idea of eventually producing a documentary about the former Khmer rouge security. This is our pleasure to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Youth for Peace setting youth empowerment to promote peace and better justice in Cambodia as the main purpose of our collaboration with specific activities to unfold in 2016-2017. Photo Credit: Mural at the Kraing Ta Chan former K...

Destination Justice welcomes the UN Human Rights Council adoption of a Resolution for an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Geneva, 4 July 2016 – On 30 June 2016 the UN Human Rights Council, in its 32nd session, passed a ground-breaking resolution that will establish the first global-level Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transexual (LGBT) monitor in the form of an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  Through this historic appointment, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) reaffirms its commitment to eradicating violence and discrimination against LGBT people around the world. The resolution was introduced by the core seven Latin American countries and received support from more than 600 civil society organisations.  Among the HRC members, 23 states voted in favour of the resolution, 18 against with 6 abstaining. While this is not the first HRC resolution addressing sexual orientation and...