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7. Law Talk

Rule of Law

On 16th and 17th of September 2011, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in close cooperation with Jörg Menzel, Law Professor at the University of Bonn and former in house consultant to the Cambodian Senate, organised the 7th Law Talks Forum on the Topic: "Rule of Law" in Sihanoukville. more…

Denis Schrey | Event Reports | September 22, 2011

Rule of Law

Is the Kingdom of Cambodia a rule of law country? How much and what kind of rule of law does Cambodia need in the 21st century? What kind of it will the society be able to put in place? What is the rule of law anyway and is it indispensable? Is the rule of law a Western model that might need adaptation elsewhere? These are some of the questions addressed in this fifth edition of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Occasional Papers on Democratic Development. more…

June 10, 2009

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Part II

Case File 001/18-07-2007/ECCC-TC – The Scapegoat?

On 30 March 2009, the day, which not only the people of Cambodia but also large parts of the international community had been awaiting for decades, had come. The first substantial hearings at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal have begun. Friction among the different parties continues to trouble the court. Besides problems of adequate translation and evidence, corruption allegations and the resulting budget crisis of the Cambodian side of the court cast a cloud over the process. more…

Sonja Meyer | Country Reports | May 21, 2009

Cambodian Artists Speak Out

Occasional Papers on Democratic Development Vol. 4

Fascinating contemporary artists are active in Cambodia. This volume of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Occasional Papers on Democratic Development introduces some of the country’s most outstanding proponents to a wider audience. more…

July 25, 2008

Assassination of Opposition Journalist – Political Motivation?

The assassination of an opposition journalist in Phnom Penh on July 11 has shocked the public and raised concern over the freedom of the press. The murder happened half way through the one month long official campaign for the fourth legislature of the Cambodian National Assembly after the Paris Peace Accord. Political motivation for the assassination has not been proved. However, political observers draw attention to a connection to reports published in the killed journalist’s newspaper that might exist. The leader of the opposition had been quoted alleging the Foreign Minister of participating in the Khmer Rouge atrocities in the second half of the 1970s. The editor in chief of the paper had temporarily been jailed for defamation and the opposition leader’s parliamentary immunity is said to be at risk. The Club of Cambodian Journalists, partner of KAS in Cambodia, published a statement on this murder. more…

July 15, 2008