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Law Talk XII. - Special Contribution on International Criminial Justice

Speech of Joachim Freiherr von Marschall

Joachim Freiherr von Marschall, German Ambassador to Cambodia, held a captivating and valuable speech during KAS’ 12th Law Talk from 1st-3rd August 2014 in Sihanoukville. With his kind approval KAS is grateful to be able to publish his speech. It consists of an introduction to Germany’s role and development towards international criminal justice. Subsequently, the it provides an explanation and evaluation of the procedures of the Cambodian ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia)and connects Cambodia and Germany in terms of their experiences with international criminal justice. more…

Event Reports | August 27, 2014

12th Law Talk on International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Implications for Cambodia

The support for the development of the legal system in Cambodia is one of the core components of the work of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The main aim of the law talks is to promote vital discussions between ex-perts, practitioners and scholars as well as different generations. Due to the legal vacuum that existed during and in the af-termath of the Khmer-Rouge regime, the cultivation of a legal discussion in the spirit of academic freedom and freedom of expression is of genuine importance as legal discourse remains underdeveloped. more…

Event Reports | August 14, 2014

Advisory Papers on Political Party Development - Volume II

Guidelines to Parliamentary Communication

Communication is at the heart of good governance. Parliaments communicate through different channels with the media and the citizens. On the one side there is the Administration of Parliaments responsible to provide politically neutral information on legislative processes, on the other hand there is the more political communication flows through the spokesperson/PR Unit of the political groups in Parliaments. This guideline aims to improve the understanding on communication functions of Parliaments and can be used by relevant stakeholders to adjust their roles and responsibilities. more…

June 10, 2014

Development of Cambodian Administrative Law

In Cambodia significant laws have been developed since 1993 but some building stones of a strong building called ‘rule of law’ are still missing. Whereas comprehensive legislation has been adopted in the fields of civil law and criminal law in recent years important aspects of administrative law are still not covered by modern legislation. more…

April 8, 2014

Parliamentary Elections 2013 and the Development of the Political Parties in Cambodia

On 28 July the Cambodian Minister of Information announced the preliminary election result: “Cambodian People’s Party (CPP): 68 seats, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP): 55 seats, no change” came one hour after CNRP, the main opposition party, declared itself the winner of the national election, claiming 63 seats out of 120 for their own party. more…

Denis Schrey, Allan Tran-Sam, Stefanie Hartwig | International Reports | November 13, 2013