Human Rights start with human relation
  May 30 2009
With initiate financial support as PAID-UP CAPITAL from the Henrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
  Nov 19 2008
With financial support from UNDP GEF SGP and partnership with NBP, PDI being undertake activities that increase the ability of local population,
  March 2008
The Peace and Development Institute (PDI) with financial support from UNIFEM and in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior
  Dec 18 2007
18 December is a day when the international community recognizes the rights of migrants around the world.
  Sep 11 2006
The project entitled “Fostering the Promotion of Democratic Values”...
  Aug 12 2006
The project is to conduct a seminar on the Impact of Globalization on Cambodian Women for adoption .....
  March 8 2006 The project brings together women beer promoters and women union leaders ...

The project is to Develop the materials and Apply the Pilot Testing of Human Rights and Legal Education Resource based upon a Community Legal Education Model (“formerly known as Street Law.”). It is an innovative, socially appropriate with interactive ways to engage communities in learning about human rights, legal process and dispute resolution options and skill at the grassroots level. It also motivates communities to access available resources and to engage actively and positively in governance and dispute resolution to address their own problems.

The material is a new resource in human rights and legal education to fill the existing gaps in information on law and legal processes. Its output will be the educational and informational material. The objectives are to

  1. design, initiate and implement self-sustaining educational programs for high school students, youth and community groups on law and human rights with specified content adapted to the needs of Cambodia and fill specific gaps in information, motivate the participation of youth, promote tolerance between various ethnic and social groups, and promote the participation of and pay particular attention to the needs of women, minorities, the poor and other vulnerable groups.

  2. design Cambodia curricula and materials to teach about law and human rights to high school students, the youth and community groups.

  3. institutionalize the legal education material into the education systems of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Education Youth and Sports.

Professor David McQuoid Mason, from South Africa conducted a workshop from 23rd to 25th of July, 2005.

  Legal Education Curriculum Workshop.
  » Legal Education Curriculum Writing Workshop: (to be lectured by)

Appeal court Judge You Bun Leng and Hing Thirith, Supreme court Judge Mong Mony Chakriya, and Secretary of State Y Dan from the Ministry of Justice.

  Judge You Bunleng lectured on Criminology, characteristic of a crime, civil laws and family law, and the definition of the due process of law and the law terminology at session 5
  » The Curriculum Writing Team:
  1. H.E. Mr. Neou Kassie, Secretary of State of MoJ, Team Leader and coordinator
  2. Prof. Ouch Sopharath, Deputy of Director of the General Department of Secondary School of MoEYS, member.
  3. Mrs. Ton Sa Im, Director of Pedagogical Research Department of MoEYS, member.
  4. Prof. Yin Vantha, Education curriculum expert (Former-Director of Pedagogical Research Department of MoEYS), member and master trainer.
  5. Prof. Hen Vong Chhavy, Education Curriculum Expert from the MoEYS, currently working with PDI, member and master trainer.
  6. Ms. Sarouen Sopor, from Ministry of Justice, member

The curriculum consists of the Integrated Methodology Manual and the Active Methodology Manual for Learners and Active Methodology Manual for Educators from grade 7 to 12 on Human Rights & Legal Curriculum for high school (The educator manual is detailed with explanation, while the learner’s manual is not, because it is intended to make learners think harder) was successfully completed.

[The law topics to be integrated into the secondary school curriculum are: Introduction to law, Constitution law, Law history and Khmer law institutions, Administration law, Criminal law, Civil law, Civil procedure, Public administration law, Human Rights Law, Criminal procedure, Legal and political system of Asian countries, Family law/Domestic violence law, Land law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labor Law, Business law and Consumer law]

72 active lessons comprising of 34 lessons for lower secondary and 38 lessons for upper secondary have been authorized and accepted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Ministry of Education Youth and Sports (MoEYS).


Core Human Rights & Legal Curriculum for both Learner’s and Educator’s Manual.

  » Testing & evaluation of the Curriculum:

After approval from MoJ and MoEYS, 5 provincial offices of education youth & sports (PoEYS) were invited for the testing and evaluation of the manuals.

Test of Active lesson at Kratie province
Students discussed on family law topic in active lesson, Kampot province
  » Training of field trainers (TOT) to teachers:

The training was held at the Department of Pedagogical and Research. It was presided over by H.E. Mr. Im Sothy, Secretary of State of MoEYS and Mr. So Sovichea, Director of Pannasastra University Legal Clinic. The key Participants of this workshop were Directors/Deputy directors of PoEYS from 24 provinces and municipalities nationwide, and 6 officials from 6 departments of MoEYS. Theparticipants will play roles as field trainers at later stages of legal education trainings.

H.E. Mr. Im Sothy, Secretary of State MoEYS addressed the opening ceremony.
Group discussion.
H.E. Mr. Neou Kassie, Secretary of State of MoJ presenting a lesson, in manual, on “Law and Human Rights”.