ADHOC Strengthens Alternative Dispute Resolution


The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) organized a training on 04 May 2015, which aims at strengthening the capacity of  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Officers.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Study Trip to Indonesia

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Between December 10 and December 15 2014, four ADHOC staff traveled to Indonesia (Lampoung province, Sumatra) to learn about the experiences of an international partner regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution. ADHOC staff who traveled to Indonesia where Mrs. Chhan Sokunthea, head of Women, Children’s and ADR Section, Mr. Ny Sokha, program officer of the ADR Section, Mrs. […]

Access To Justice Photo Exhibition

Access to justice is limited in Cambodia. High legal costs and the absence of an effective national legal aid system keep poor litigants out of court. Moreover, corruption and impunity are widespread. Judges are of­ten far from impartial with court decisions often biased towards the interests of the wealthy and powerful. In response to this, […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Tool Implementation

ADHOC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section is supported by Oxfam Novib and the European Union. Technical assistance is provided by Tilberg University. In the period January 2013 – July 2013, ADHOC used the ADR tool to mediate in minor conflicts at the grassroots in 79 cases. 19 cases relating to land conflicts 6 relating to […]

ADHOC Organized a Sensitization Session on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

On 11 March 2013, ADHOC organized a sensitization session on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Tangen village, Takream commune, Banon district, Battambang province. The session, which was held from 9:00 to 11:00am, was facilitated by Mr. Yin Mengly, ADHOC’s Provincial Coordinator and ADR Officer in Battambang, and attended by local authorities and grassroots representatives from Tangen, Or Tangha and Or Phongmean villages. There were a total of 126 participants, including 44 women. […]

ADHOC will carry out the same activities in 2013. It will select 36 communes as targets, organize sensitization sessions, and help set up communal ADR Committees to solve minor conflicts through mediation and to enhance solidarity.

Land Disputes – A Case of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Banteay Meanchey Province

ADHOC was jointly requested to mediate a land dispute in Roung Kour Deam village, Chamnoume commune, Monkulborey District, Banteay Meanchey Province. On 22th February 2013 at 8:30am, at Roung Kour Deam Pagoda, Mr. Soum Chankea, ADHOC’s Provincial Coordinator and Mediator, took part in the mediation of a land dispute originating in 2006. Other participants were Mr. Thun Saray, ADHOC President, Ms. Chhan Sokunthea, Head of the ADR Section, Ms. Jobien Monster, from Tilburg University, local authority representatives (Chamnoum Commune Chief, Secretary, Village Chief, Deputy Village Chief), the parties to the conflict, and witnesses.