Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights

Launch of the Annotated Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure

On Tuesday 25 March 2014, after three years of work led by Doreen Chen, acting as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) Legacy Program Consultant for the United Nations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights launched the Annotated Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure. Throughout 2011 and 2012, Destination Justice contributed to the project by putting together a team of legal practitioners and scholars from civil law jurisdictions, and drafted annotations regarding the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, as the most developed judicial mechanism in Human Rights, and the French Court of Cassation, since the Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure is based heavily on the French code. This Annotated Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure is the f...

Alternative Report on Access to Justice for Children in Cambodia

Destination Justice prepared an alternative report on ‘Access to Justice for Children in Cambodia’ for the Cambodian NGO Coalition for the Rights of the Child (NGOCRC) during the last week of September 2013. This report was then submitted by the NGOCRC to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The purpose of this report was to examine and assess the situation of access to justice for children in Cambodia including defendants, victims and witnesses alike. The research undertaken in order to complete the report included a comprehensive desk survey of all applicable laws, both international and domestic, and participatory research including a series of interviews with representatives of Civil Society Organisations (...

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.