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 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...
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 organisations clés de la société civile cambodgienne. Ces 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.
Launched www.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 UN Human Rights Council for 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 legal 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.