International Relations and Parliamentary Cooperation of Cambodia

Part 2: Parliament and Lawmaking in a Globalizing World

Training Workshop for secretariat staff of the National Assembly, the Senate and selected Ministries, with the support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CIM. The program is available here...



1. Monday, March 3, 2008 (8-11:30am)

States, International Organizations and Civil Society in the age of Globalization

A) The current framework and the changing interdependencies between international institutions, nations, local and regional self-government and civil society

B) The role of national parliaments in this framework

Presenter: Dr. Jörg Menzel, CIM, Legal Advisor at the Senate

2. Tuesday, March 4, 2008 (8-11:30am)

Parliaments in international relations: Diplomatic relations of Parliament

focusing on the inter-parliamentary organizations in Cambodia

Presenters: Mr. Uy Visal and Mr. Heng Ratha, National Assembly

3. Wednesday, March 5, 2008 (8-11:30am)

The role of national parliaments in deciding on international treaties and in monitoring their implementation

Presenter: HE Son Chhay, Chairman of 5th Commission of the NA

4. Thursday, March 6, 2008 (2-5pm)

Regional Integration: ASEAN and other regional cooperation Organizations

Presenters: Mr. Chap Sotharith, Executive Director of Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP)

5. Friday, March 7, 2008 (8-11:30am)

The United Nations System: history, current condition and future outlooks (United Nations and other important UN organizations)

Presenter: Dr. Monika Lueke, GTZ

6. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 (8-11:30am)

Cambodian Foreign Policies: Constitutional framework and institutional structure

Presenter: Dr. Sok Touch, Deputy Director, International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC)

7. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 (8-11:30am)

International law courts and accountability for state atrocities

Presenters: Mr. Jürgen Assmann, CIM, Legal Consultant at ECCC

8. Thursday, March 13, 2008 (8-11:30am)

Protection of the Environment and safeguarding biodiversity

Presenters: Mr. Arnold Dunai, CIM, Legal Advisor at the National Assembly (International Environmental Law); Mr. Kim San, Representative of Ministry of Environment (Cambodian Approach to the Protection of the Environment); Mr. Teak Seng, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Country Director (Contribution of an experienced NGO)

9. Friday, March 14, 2008 (8-11:30am)

Human Security

Presenters: Ms. Savady Sakhoeurn, Ministry of Women’s Affairs (Fight against Trafficking); Mr. Giuseppe Crocetti, Project Manager of IOM (International Organization for Migration)

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Wolfgang Meyer

Leiter des Auslandsbüros in China (Beijing)