A Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation, Training and Enhancing Legal Knowledge for Members of The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) was signed on September 5, 2023, between the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) represented by H.E. Kranh Tony, Secretary of State of the Office of the Council of Ministers, and Acting Director of Administration of the ECCC with Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) represented by H.E. LY Chantola, President of BAKC.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aims to improve collaboration on the exchange knowledge, legal expertise, research, and the practice of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia to the members of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia through a collaboration program of training programs that includes workshops, curriculum development for members, study tours, moot court at the ECCC and disseminating documents related to legal knowledge.
“The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is an implementation of the residual functions of the ECCC, in which the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations have agreed on the "Addendum on the Transitional Arrangements and the Completion of Work of the Extraordinary Chambers" for an additional three years, from 2023 to 2025, including: (A) Some legal works, including the management and dissemination of the ECCC’s archives; (B) Education and dissemination of the achievements and legacy of the ECCC and monitoring the enforcement of moral and collective reparations to civil parties,” said H.E Tony Kranh, Secretary of State of the Office of the Council Ministers, and Acting Director of Administration of the ECCC.
H.E. LY Chantola, President of the Bar Association of the Kingdom Cambodia (BAKC), described the signing of this Memorandum as a historic event and highly appreciated the cooperation with the ECCC on training, promotion of legal knowledge and especially research. He stressed that this collaboration is an opportunity for all lawyers to gain more knowledge, experience, and practical experience in law to strengthen and increase their knowledge. In addition, the Bar Association will disseminate the ECCC achievements to the public as well.
It is noted that the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is part of the sharing of experiences and the distribution of research documents to students and researchers to participate in human resource training and disseminate the ECCC's valuable legal achievements to humanity for the benefit of international justice promotion.