Our Work

Nestlé and human rights due diligence: Implications for company risk and impacts in LDC’s

Executive Summary: Nestlé’s white paper on human rights, produced in November 2013 represents the first time a company has publicly commented upon the assessment of its impact on human rights in its operations and supply chain.  It has, in places, given an appraisal of the difficulties they have had in adhering to human rights norms, and how they plan to address these actual and potential risks of violations. However the paper is mostly a commentary on the methodology of their human rights impact assessment, rather than a discussion of the impacts themselves. I plan to use this piece, to describe the white paper itself, with analysis, and then go on to discuss the implications of this paper in the way companies will interact with human rights in the future, and the positive impact human ri...

Destination Justice team facilitates workshops for students at Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear

Destination Justice were warmly welcomed by staff and students at Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear (CSUK) on the 23rd and 24th of November to deliver a series of practical workshops. Each workshop aimed to be interactive and hands on and we were glad to see the students approaching the workshops with lots of enthusiasm and positive attitude, resulting in a very successful and rewarding experience for all involved. The first day was at Kampong Cham campus and the second at Kamchaymear, the main campus in Prey Veng province.  Students registered for two of four workshops offered including Professional Writing, CV Writing & Job Hunting, Public Speaking & Advocacy and Using technology effectively. About Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear (CSUK) CSUK’s mission is to provide education ...

Update on the Legal and Institutional Framework for the Protection of All Persons Deprived of their Liberty

Summary A person is deprived of his or her liberty when he or she is detained, either lawfully or unlawfully. Over ten million people are currently detained around the world by means of incarceration or imprisonment. However, other forms of detention include institutionalization for mental health reasons and detention due to migrant status. The failure to adequately protect the rights of those deprived of their liberty is a major roadblock in providing equal access to justice to all people. Whether a deprivation of liberty is arbitrary or legitimate, international human rights laws, standards, and other mechanisms provide certain protections to those deprived of their liberty. These protections aim to prevent abuses of those who have been deprived of their liberty, such as torture, neglect...

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...

2012 Destination Justice Annual Rule of Law Report

Destination Justice has today released a Report on Rule of Law in Cambodia, focusing on 2012. This report provides insight into the challenges and progress in developing the rule of law in Cambodia in the past year by outlining the most significant rule of law developments that occurred. In particular, the 2012 report features land titling issues, Beehive radio owner Mam Sonando’s trial, main opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s possible return before the upcoming 2013 national elections, the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Cambodia, and more. The Cambodian Annual Rule of Law Report is intended to reach a global community of law practitioners and students, the report focuses on areas of justice, law making and implementation, violations and improvements concerning human rights standards.

Coordination de rendez­-vous entre le Président de l’Association du Barreau Américain et plusieurs o​rganisations clés de la société civile cambodgienne

Coordination de rendez­-vous entre le Président de l’Association du Barreau Américain et plusieurs o​rganisations clés de la société civile cambodgienne. C​es rendez­-vous faisaient partie d’une mission exploratoire dont le but était de déterminer dans quelle mesure l’Association du Barreau Américain pourrait assister les défenseurs des droits de l’homme cambodgiens.

Free online database of information on Cambodian laws

Launched w​ww.chbab.net, ​a free online database of information on Cambodian laws.​ This website, which Destination Justice developed and maintains, provides legal information in Khmer, English and French gathered from Cambodian government institutions and independent sources, and responds to the fact that such information is not yet systematically and freely available in Cambodia.

Submitted a shadow report to the U​N Human Rights Council f​or the universal periodic review of France

Submitted a shadow report to the U​N Human Rights Council f​or the universal periodic review of France. This report, co­ authored with Franciscans International, highlighted areas for human rights concerns in particular in relation to prison conditions.

Filed a l​egal petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of 17 imprisoned Vietnamese human rights defenders

Filed a l​egal petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of 17 imprisoned Vietnamese human rights defenders. This Petition was successful: in 2013, the UN held that these human rights were indeed arbitrarily detained in violation of several fundamental freedoms, including expression; thought, conscience and religion; association; and political participation.

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.      

  • 1
  • 4
  • 5