Justice Matters

Press Release: Justice Matters Conference Calls For Better Access to Justice in Cambodia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phnom Penh, 6 December 2018 // On Friday 7 December 2018, Destination Justice is hosting its annual Justice Matters Conference at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh, co-hosted together with Transparency International Cambodia. The Justice Matters Conference has been facilitated by the support of the National University of Management, the European Union, the French Embassy and the Swedish Embassy, Its objective is to empower policymakers, practitioners, academics and anyone interested in improving the Cambodian justice system by developing and facilitating tools and collaborations. The conference will feature discussions by experts from government and civil society on a myriad of topics essential to better justice in Cambodia. The day will be split in...

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....

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...

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 and Transparency international celebrate World Day for International Justice with Justice Matters Conference

‘The Justice Matters Conference aims to gather the community of changemakers to celebrate international justice and its importance for strengthening domestic justice in Cambodia. We look forward to collaborating with all parties to grow shared understanding of justice and a common way forward for all Cambodian people.’ Rodolphe Prom, President of Destination Justice ‘International Justice Day highlights the fundamental role the judiciary in Cambodia should play to ensure a stronger rule of law and better access to justice for all. We humbly urge all relevant stakeholders to reform the judiciary to ensure its independence and restore public trust.’ Preap Kol, Executive Director of Transparency International Cambodia On 15 July 2016, in honor of the World Day for  International Justice celeb...

Celebrating International Justice Day 2015 in Cambodia #JusticeMatters

17 July is widely known as International Justice Day.  It celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998. As of today, 123 States signed the Rome Statute thus recognizing the importance and the necessity of an independent and permanent International Criminal Court. The ICC is the first permanent international tribunal that has jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the gravest crimes: war crimes, genocide and crime against humanity. Since 11 April 2002, Cambodia is a Member to the Rome Statute, being one of the few Asian States to agree to the international criminal law principles. It signaled the government’s commitment to uphold the principles of justice protected by the Statute.     ...

First in Cambodia: ICC Exhibit Justice Matters

We are pleased to announce that the Embassy of Sweden has decided to support Destination Justice in bringing the ICC Exhibit Justice Matters to Cambodia. With the Philippines, Cambodia is one the rare ASEAN countries that have signed and ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Moreover with senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge remaining on trial for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, celebrating the International Justice Day with the ICC exhibit “Justice Matters” will have particular resonance in Cambodia as it uses intimate portraits and videos to explore how justice is crucial to survivors of the world’s most heinous crimes, and how it matters to the world as we strive together to achieve lasting peace. It also illustrates the daily matters of jus...