Mock Trial competitions were held as part of PRAJ 2's legal education program.
Mock Trial competitions were held as part of PRAJ 2's legal education program.
Winners of the Winners of the 2010 competition at a ceremony with the US Ambassador & President of Cambodia’s Bar Association.
Winners of the Winners of the 2010 competition at a ceremony with the US Ambassador & President of Cambodia’s Bar Association.
Opening Remarks at the Open Cambodia Conference [photo: Zuzana Sadkova]
Opening Remarks at the Open Cambodia Conference [photo: Zuzana Sadkova]
Through EWMI’s Mock Trial Program, aspiring Cambodian lawyers have learned the finer points of the legal profession like conducting cross examinations and delivering closing arguments, among other court procedures.
Through EWMI’s Mock Trial Program, aspiring Cambodian lawyers have learned the finer points of the legal profession like conducting cross examinations and delivering closing arguments, among other court procedures.
Scene near the Court of Appeals during Sonando trial. [photo: LICADHO]
Scene near the Court of Appeals during Sonando trial. [photo: LICADHO]
EWMI provided funding for t-shirts, hats, and travel expenses for hosts and participants.
EWMI provided funding for t-shirts, hats, and travel expenses for hosts and participants.
Mock Trial competitions were held as part of PRAJ 2's legal education program.
Winners of the Winners of the 2010 competition at a ceremony with the US Ambassador & President of Cambodia’s Bar Association.
Opening Remarks at the Open Cambodia Conference [photo: Zuzana Sadkova]
Through EWMI’s Mock Trial Program, aspiring Cambodian lawyers have learned the finer points of the legal profession like conducting cross examinations and delivering closing arguments, among other court procedures.
Scene near the Court of Appeals during Sonando trial. [photo: LICADHO]
EWMI provided funding for t-shirts, hats, and travel expenses for hosts and participants.

Cambodia Program on Rights and Justice 2

2008 – 2014

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 six-year predecessor, the Program on Rights and Justice in Cambodia (PRAJ), this 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.