Phnom Penh, 23 July 2014—At a workshop entitled “Fair Trial Rights and ECCC Legacy,” the HRRC today presented the main findings of its latest research project, “Judicial Training in ASEAN: A Comparative Overview of Systems and Programs.” Faith Delos Reyes, HRRC Research and Project Coordinator, and Christoph Sperfeldt, Regional Program Coordinator at the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI), both editors of the research, discussed the components of the study and gave a general overview of how judicial training is carried out in the various member-states of ASEAN. They highlighted the possible areas where the states may collaborate in order to strengthen the overall state of rule of law in the region, specifically in view of the anticipated commencement of the ASEAN Community in 2015.
During the program, Aviva Nababan, Assistant Research Coordinator at the HRRC, also shared “Lessons Learned in Trial Monitoring: from the ECCC to Timor-Leste.” Additionally, Professor David Cohen, HRRC Special Advisor, gave a comparative perspective on “Fair Trial Rights in International Criminal Trials.”
“Fair Trial Rights and ECCC Legacy” was organised by the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI) with the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development. The workshop was attended by representatives from a number of CSOs and universities in Cambodia.