Human Right Research Cambodia – CSHL

CSHL Partners

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Office in Cambodia (RWI)

The ongoing support the Center has received from RWI since its inception in terms of funding, training, mentoring, networking, resource and other opportunities contribute enormously to the achievement of the Center and more importantly the promotion and better understanding of human rights in Cambodia. On behalf of the Cambodian legal and academic communities who benefit greatly from its works and activities, the Center would like to take this opportunity to express its deep appreciation for RWI’s generous and valuable support, with patience and understanding, for the work of the Center.

Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE)

The Center is housed under RULE, with a long-term goal to be fully integrated into RULE’s structure. This is why the Center’s primary strategic plans for its sustainability rests on its ability to maintain and strengthen good relationship and cooperation with the RULE administration. Over the years, the Center managed to establish trust and working relationship with RULE through various academic activities and cooperation, especially with oversea universities as demonstrated throughout this report.

English Language Based Bachelor of Law program (ELBBL)

ELBBL program is a three -year bachelor of law (LL.B) program. ELBBL is top -notch English Language Based Bachelor of Law program within RULE. The Program is , tripartite, comprising coursework , legal writing and research, and practical experience.

English Language Based Master of Law (ELBML) Program

The ELBML program is a two-year master of law (LL.M.) program taught in English language at RULE. It is a product of RULE’s broad and long-term vision to enhance English language-based legal education in Cambodia toward the quality comparable to top postgraduate law programs in the region and elsewhere. To that end, ELBML strives to compete with master of law programs overseas by incorporating coursework on key legal subjects and research into its curriculum, while empowering students to participate in national and international moot competitions as well as relevant extracurricular activities. Tailored as a localized graduate law program, ELBML curriculum features a wide range of key subjects on Cambodia’s corporate and commercial laws and practice. ELBML provides two study pathways, i.e., a coursework track and coursework-thesis track. ELBML faculty members comprise of prominent legal practitioners and researchers with years of working or teaching experience in their specialized fields. Upon the completion of the program, students will obtain advanced legal knowledge and practical skillset necessary for striving in a legal profession in Cambodia.

Gender Center of Graduate Institute of International Development Studies, Switzerland

CSHL signed a three-years research agreement with the Graduate Institute-Geneva, Switzerland, to implement the Demeter Project on “Land Commercialization, Gendered Agrarian Transformation and the Right to Food”. The singing a three-years research agreement, effective on 01 February 2018. The Demeter project contributes 100% of the researcher’s salary for 36 Months.

Swisspeace, Switzerland

This project is funded by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangkok under its small grants scheme, and is a collaboration between the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) of the Royal University of Law and Economics and swisspeace. This project proposes to support a group of early career Cambodian researchers to engage with, and creatively contribute to, this literature through publishing articles as part of a Special Issue / Working Paper series in English on the ECCC and the transitional justice process in Cambodia.

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

The University of Victoria, Canada

In 2017, CSHL cooperated with the University of Victoria, Canada, as its partner university to implement a project called “Regulating Globalization in South and Southeast Asia”, funded through the Queen Elizabeth Scholarships-Advanced Scholars (QES-AS) for a period of 4 years till end of 2020. This project aims to support doctoral, post-doctoral, and early career scholars from South and Southeast Asia conducting research on the focus area, Governance and Justice through exchange programs between the partner universities. As a result, the Center nominated one of its Researchers to apply for a PhD degree through this collaborative project. Having gone through all admission requirements, the Center’s Researcher was awarded the PhD scholarship to study in the University of Victoria. Upon her return, the Researcher is expected to re-integrate with the Center and RULE in order to contribute to its institutional development and achievement by disseminating her improved skills and research not only within the Center and RULE but also the wider community in Cambodia. As part of the cooperation, the Researcher continues to be a focal point of contact between the two universities in relation to the implementation of this project.