Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CCHR to receive fair trial rights grant

CCHR to receive fair trial rights grant

CCHR to receive fair trial rights grant

The World Justice Project announced the recipients of its World Justice Challenge grants this week, tapping the Cambodian Center for Human Rights to produce a series of videos meant to bolster the public’s understanding of fair trial rights.

CCHR project coordinator Duch Piseth said Wednesday that while the amount of the grant has not been finalised, it will be somewhere in the range of $15,000 to $25,000.

According to the WJP, CCHR will produce four videos educating the public on their rights in court in the hopes that greater knowledge among average Cambodians of their legal rights will generate more broad-based support for judicial reform.

“Without popular support for reforms, civil society and donors’ initiatives will continue to have a limited impact,” the WJP said in a statement.

CCHR’s Piseth agreed with the sentiment.

“When many people know of their rights, or what they’re entitled to in the courts, then the court and the government need to…improve the administration of justice,” he said. “Those people who are victims will express their voice if their rights are violated, and the government will need to listen to those voices.”

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,