Cambodia

The Justice Matters Conference is back, with a special focus on youth and legal aid!

It is that time of the year again! Destination Justice Cambodia will hold its yearly Justice Matters Conference at the National University of Management, in Phnom Penh, on 7 December 2018. The Justice Matters Conference (JMC) is an annual event organized by Destination Justice. Originally celebrating the adoption of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), the JMC has evolved to focus on reminding us that while international justice – from its pure implementation at the ICC to more hybrid implementations like the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia – are highly profiled, domestic justice in Cambodia is equally crucial to lasting peace and development. However, it still faces challenges putting at a disadvantage the ones most in crucial need of a fa...

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 ...

Join our team – Project Assistant

Job Description Engagement Position: Project Assistant Term: 6 months, Full time. Expecting Starting Date: Monday, 10 September 2018 Gross salary: Stipend of 300 USD/month Benefits: National social security, Cambodian public holidays and an additional 1.5 day per month,. Location Destination Justice Phnom Penh office. Background Established since 2011, Destination Justice is a social change organisation. We are changemakers who believe that justice is key to a peaceful society — particularly a society where people can resolve their issues by resorting to independent, fair and transparent justice; a society where laws are made by the people, for them, and freely accessible to them; and furthermore, a society where everybody is equal no matter who they are, what they think, or who they love....

Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 31 May 2018 – Rainbow Community Kampuchea (Rock), Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), Micro Rainbow International (MRI), Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Destination Justice (DJ), and KHANA Cambodia, with the support of UN Women, UNAIDS, OHCHR and UN Volunteer, are proud to host the 2018 Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia at the Green Palace Hotel. This 2018 Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia (hereafter the Dialogue) aims to create a discussion between the Cambodian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community members and their government representatives in order to seek legal and policy responses to the to current priority issues identified by the commun...

Revealing the Rainbow: The Human Rights Situation of LGBTIQ HRDs in SEA

Phnom Penh, 16 May 2018 Destination Justice is proud to launch its new report Revealing the Rainbow: The Human Rights Situation of LGBTIQ HRDs in Southeast Asia at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) with the collaboration of Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), and the support of OHCHR-Cambodia and the Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia. The launch aims to engage government representatives in a dialogue to strengthen the social inclusiveness and the legal protection of the LGBTIQ in Cambodia, and in Southeast Asia. Destination Justice, through our Rainbow Justice Project, aims to foster dialogue in Southeast Asia on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC), and to provide advocacy tools to changemakers for the promotion and protection...

Annotated Cambodian Constitution – Dissemination Workshops

Destination Justice, in partnership with Transparency International Cambodia, is currently facilitating a series of training workshops for students and legal professionals on the Cambodian constitutional law and the use of the Annotated cambodian Constitution (ACC). Those workshops are designed to present the ACC to the legal community, generate discussion about cambodian constitutional law and share the handbook with the legal community. Beginning with a refresher of the constitutional law and its status as the supreme law protecting Cambodia’s democracy, the training then highlights the purpose of the Annotated Cambodian Constitution. It summarizes current Cambodian constitutional jurisprudence and decisions from the Cambodian Constitutional Council. Additionally, relevant cases from dif...

Join our team

Destination Justice Phnom Penh office is looking for a  Project Assistant (Part-Time) to work mainly on its Rainbow Justice Project 🏳️‍🌈🇰🇭️  Job Description Engagement Position: Project Assistant Term: minimum 3 months, part-time (24 hours/week). Expecting Starting Date: Monday, 23 April 2018 Salary: 120-150 USD/month depending on experience Benefits: National social security, Cambodian public holidays and an additional 1 day per month. Location Destination Justice Phnom Penh office. Team Supervisor: Destination Justice’s Technical Advisor Background Established since 2011, Destination Justice is a social change organisation. We are changemakers who believe that justice is key to a peaceful society — particularly a society where people c...

Cambodia – Justice Matters in 2017

Cambodia is uniquely placed to contribute to a dialogue on how the pursuit of international justice can strengthen local jurisprudential standards. Cambodia is one of two ASEAN countries that have signed and ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Moreover, it is one of the few countries ever to host a UN-backed yet domestic tribunal to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as it does at the ECCC. Capitalising on Cambodia’s unique position in this regard, Destination Justice has organised annual events, since 2014, celebrating International Justice Day. These events have aimed to raise awareness within Cambodia of domestic justice and promote fair, independent, and transparent justice. As a member of the NGO Coalition for the International Crimi...

Press Release: Launch of the Annotated Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Phnom Penh – On 5 December 2017, Destination Justice launched the First Edition of the Annotated Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Destination Justice is working since 7 years to highlight jurisprudences and Cambodian laws for the use of legal professionals and citizens. After the publication of the Annotated Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure in 2014, Destination Justice chose to develop this legal culture, annotating the fundamental law: the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The First Edition of the Annotated Cambodian Constitution has been made possible thanks to the support of many collaborators who have helped develop it, with notable contributions from His Excellency Hor Peng, His Excellency Taing ...

Justice Matters Conference 2017 advocates for better legal aid and information

Phnom Penh – On 17 July 2017, on World Day for International Justice, celebrating the adoption of the Rome Statute, Destination Justice and the Ministry of Justice organised the Justice Matters Conference at the Cambodiana Hotel in Phnom Penh. The Conference’s objective was to empower policymakers, practitioners, academics and anyone interested in improving the Cambodian justice system by developing and facilitating tools and collaborations. Of the 114 people who attended the Conference, 75% thought the objectives of the Conference were met. Featuring discussions with experts and scholars from civil society, the royal family and the government, the conference included many panel discussions on various topics essential to justice in Cambodia.  The first panel discussion revolved aroun...

A shrinking space for Human Rights Defenders in Asia

Phnom Penh, Monday 29 May – Today, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst, had an unofficial visit in Phnom Penh at Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Mr. Frost gave a brief overview and explained various trends and situations of Human Rights Defenders across the world and the region of Southeast Asia. Mr. Forst discussed new trends where governments are now implementing and creative laws to criminalize activities of Human Rights Defenders and reduce spaces for civil societies. In addition, Mr. Forst emphasized the importance of a gendered analysis to his work, as women Human Rights Defenders (in addition to LGBTIQ defenders) are usually at a higher risk than other defenders. Moreover, the importance of engaging not only with governments but also companie...

Advice of Cambodian Women of Power for Int’l Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and to promote gender equality. This year, the celebration turned to a day of protest to remind us that this day is still highly needed as women around the world, are still suffering from disparities in terms of education, health, work, and remain at risk of different kinds of violence, and poverty. At Destination Justice, we strongly support Women’s rights, and we are advocating for them. Women’s Rights are Human Rights. In this regards, Destination Justice’s team in Cambodia, through Destination Justice’s social enterprise the Justice Café & Library and its Justice Ambassadors*, worked along the French Embassy in Cambodia to produce a short documentary. Titled “Being a ...

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