Access to Justice

Took on two new cases based in U​zbekistan and T​urkmenistan,​expanding our work on the E​thiopia c​ase and exploring the possibility of taking on a further case in Vietnam

Took on two new cases based in U​zbekistan and T​urkmenistan,​expanding our work on the E​thiopia c​ase and exploring the possibility of taking on a further case in Vietnam.​ This increased caseload is part of our planned expansion of the International Litigation Program,”Justice for All” and a deepened engagement with the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights’ Justice Defenders Program.

Press Release: The International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) with the expertise of Destination Justice Released its Monitoring Report of the Trials of the Cambodian Garment Workers Arrested in January 2014

On 26 September 2014, The International Senior Lawyers Project with the expertise of Destination Justice (ISLP) released a report documenting the findings of trial monitors who observed the cases of 23 Cambodian nationals who were arrested, criminally charged, and convicted in connection with the garment worker protests of January 2014. Please click here to read the full report and click here to read The ISLP press release.

Statement: Destination Justice Welcomes Action Taken by the Authorities Over the Two Brothers Charged with Torture and Acts of Cruelty in Prey Veng Province

[metaslider id=5121] Destination Justice welcomes the decision of the Prey Veng Provincial Court on 30 August 2014, to charge two brothers with torture and acts of cruelty after they allegedly held a 14-year old boy’s head repeatedly in a container of water. The unnamed boy was suspected by the brothers of stealing four coconuts from their property. Destination Justice trusts that due process will be followed in the brothers’ case and it will be conducted in a fair and transparent manner. A day after the initial incident took place in Pea Reang district, Prey Veng province, the two brothers – Heng Vanny, 28, and Heng Dane, 34 – were arrested on 29 August 2014, after Heng Dane posted a picture of the punishment to his Facebook account. The picture portrayed the boy with his hand...

Press Release: Destination Justice Files UN Complaint Against Serbian Government For Bytyqi Disappearances and Murders

Geneva, Switzerland – On behalf of the victims’ family, Silvia Palomba, Co-Director of Destination Justice’s Litigation Program; and Praveen Madhiraju, counsel for the family, filed a complaint (formally known as a General Allegation) with United Nations human rights mechanisms to demand Serbia’s compliance with its international obligation to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the disappearance and murder of brothers Ylli, Mehmet, and Agron Bytyqi. The General Allegation, submitted to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (“WGEID”) and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence (“Special Rapporteur”), follows the WGEID’s recent criticism of Serbia’s war-crimes record and Ser...

Training Workshop on Ways to Defend Defamation and Incitement Charges

[br] Destination Justice, in partnership with the East West Management Institute, is currently facilitating a series of training workshops for lawyers who provide legal aid services as part of Cambodia’s fledgling legal aid community. The three one-day workshops are designed to generate discussion about major issues lawyers face representing clients and to provide practical skills training to develop capacity for lawyers to represent clients in court. [br] On 27 June, Destination Justice consultants Natalie Matranga and Madeleine Forster hosted the second workshop titled: techniques to defend journalists, human rights defenders and members of community sector organisations. This session built on the first workshop, hosted on 31 May, which explored defence strategies to assist victims of hu...

Training Workshop on Defence Techniques to Assist Victims of Human Rights and Political Abuses

Professional development for lawyers is vital to enhance legal advocacy and promote the development of the rule of law in post-conflict nations such as Cambodia. Today, only a small number of lawyers provide free of charge legal aid services to Cambodians in need of legal assistance. On 31 May, Destination Justice led a hands-on, interactive training workshop for Cambodian legal aid lawyers on Defence Techniques to Assist Victims of Human Rights and Political Abuses with the support of the East West Management Institute (EWMI) and USAID.

Destination Justice, new member of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court

Destination Justice is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). The CICC works in partnership with its member organisations around the world to campaign for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC) and improved access to justice for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. As part of a committed global partnership, Destination Justice joins 2,500 civil society organisations spanning 150 countries in an effort to advance international justice by strengthening international cooperation with the ICC. As a member of CICC, Destination Justice will help facilitate dialogue between the Court’s various bodies, governments, the United Nations and institutions involved in the internat...

ECCC: International Co-Prosecutor Andrew Cayley resigns

Andrew Cayley, an international criminal lawyer who has acted for the Defence and Prosecution at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”), International Criminal Court (“ICC”), Special Court for Sierra Leone (“SCSL”) and most recently the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”), has resigned from his post at the ECCC, citing personal reasons for his departure. He served as Chief International Co-Prosecutor of the ECCC, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, based in Phnom Penh. He was nominated to this position by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki – moon, on 18 August 2009, and appointed by the King of Cambodia, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, to be Chief International Co- Prosecut...

Destination Justice First Quarterly Rule of Law Report 2013

Destination Justice has released today its first Cambodian Quarterly Rule of Law Report, focusing on the months of January, February and March 2013. This report provides insight into the challenges and progress in developing the rule of law in Cambodia during those first three months of the year 2013 by outlining the most significant rule of law developments. In particular, the 2013 first quarterly report features preparations for the upcoming 2013 national elections, human rights defenders and activists’ trials, land titling issues, garment workers asking for rights and justice, and more. The Cambodian first Quarterly Rule of Law Report is intended to reach a global community of law practitioners and students, the report focusing on areas of justice, law making and implementation, violati...

Création de Destination Justice

Création de Destination Justice avec une a​ssociation mère en France et une f​iliale e​n Australie.

Creation of Destination Justice

Established a p​arent​ a​ssociation​ in France and s​ister association i​n Australia.      

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