Cambodia Program on Rights and Justice II (2008-2013)

Cambodia has suffered decades of political volatility and civil war, including the devastating violence of the Khmer Rouge period that still scars the country. Over the past 10 years, a measure of stability and economic progress has been achieved, but significant challenges to development still remain: weak government institutions, displaced populations, an increased demand for natural resources, especially land, and a weak civil society.

EWMI’s five-year Program on Rights and Justice II in Cambodia (PRAJ II), funded by USAID, focuses on human rights advocacy, rule of law promotion and biodiversity protection to address some of these challenges. Building upon the success of its five-year Program on Rights and Justice in Cambodia (PRAJ), the new project continues EWMI’s innovative work to promote access to justice, improve the professional standards of the future Cambodian legal community, and strengthen grassroots advocacy and community networks, including community–based advocacy to protect Cambodia’s biodiversity. New initiatives under PRAJ II include activities to improve the collection and use of justice system data, develop the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Justice, and improve court administration and case management in selected courts.

 

EWMI implements the Program on Rights and Justice with the collaboration of two key partners: the ABA Rule of Law Initiative and The Asia Foundation.

 
PRAJ News
Cambodian LGBT Law Conference Drafts Equal Protection Legislation - Mar 2014
PRAJ and Partners Assist CSOs with UPR Submissions - April 2013
Enthusiastic Trainees Suggest Bright Future for Mock Trial in Years Ahead - March 2013
Mam Sonando Release Reflects Coordinated Effort by PRAJ Partners - March 2013
Effective Investigation Establishes Client’s Innocence - February 2013
Sixth Annual Client Counseling Competition a Success - February 2013
EWMI Brings Cambodian Health and Justice Officials Together to Improve Prosecution of Counterfeit Drugs and Illegal Pharmacies - April 2013
Villagers Acquitted in Land Case Thanks to Effective Advocacy - December 2012
Cambodia’s Law Students Shine in International Competition - Aug 2012
Cambodia’s Gender-Based Violence Prosecution Clearance Rate Doubles in
One Year under EWMI Program - March 2012
EWMI-Mozilla Partnership Sparks Final Development of Khmer Firefox - February 2012
5th Annual Cambodian Law School Competition Signals Growing, Sustainable Program - January 2012
Evidence-Based PRAJ Programs Target Gender Violence in Cambodia - November 2011
Open Cambodia Conference Bridges Youth IT Sector and Human Rights NGOs - September 2011
PRAJ Counter-Trafficking Work with MoJ Leads to Foreign Pedophile Conviction - July 2011
Peaceful Demonstration Halts Clearing of Forest for Rubber Plantation - December 2010
PRAJ Develops the First Law Journal for Cambodia - September 2010
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