Making Justice Accessible in Cambodia
The UNDP recently announced the creation of 10 additional new Centers for Justice Services in Cambodia (“Maisons de la Justice”). This brings the total number of such Centers to 30.
According to the UNDP report, through the Centers, the government provides free mediation services for civic disputes in local communities. This is one of a number of initiatives set up by the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Interior, in close cooperation with the Council of Legal and Judicial Reform and with assistance from UNDP, to provide alternative means of resolving conflict, particularly in rural areas, where formal justice systems, such as courts, are difficult to access.
The full report can be found here.