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Legal Research Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives
Acronyme : CAPI
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : CAPI has nearly 20 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region and consists of a Director, three professional staff, and three Program Chairs with expertise in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, China and Japan. Mandated by the Government of Canada and the University of Victoria to expand and strengthen links with the Asia-Pacific region, CAPI maintains an extensive network of partners and Associates throughout Canada and the Asia-Pacific region and carries out multidisciplinary initiatives including international projects and conferences, public lectures, publications, communications, research and policy development. In addition to our international conferences and networks, CAPI is involved with two CIDA-funded projects in Vietnam and Cambodia focusing on governance. Our internship project, now in its fifth year, is a vital component of our international work and benefits substantially from the fact that we are in the region on a regular basis, and have very strong links with our partner organizations. CAPI also draws upon significant expertise in its staff, Chairs, and Associates to provide training and mentorship to the young people who participate in our project.
Adresse : PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia,
V8W 2Y2
FAX: (250) 721-3107
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Personne ressource : Heidi Tyedmers
Courriel : tyedmers@uvic.ca
Pays : Cambodge
Ville : Phnom Penh
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : ADHOC is dedicated to the attainment of good governance in Cambodia through the establishment of the rule of law and by strengthening civil society. ADHOC works to empower and encourage the grassroots, especially women, to actively participate in community development and to give them the tools to defend their rights and common interests.

As the Legal Research Officer the intern will be directly involved in ADHOC's Khmer Rouge Trials and International Criminal Court Program focusing on community education, victim and witness support, advocacy and monitoring relating to the upcoming Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) or Khmer Rouge Trials as well as the International Criminal Court (IC). This work will include a significant emphasis on gender in order to ensure that the special needs of women (and children) are addressed through these processes.

In Canada
Prior to departure, the intern will: conduct research into Cambodian history as well as the ECCC; become familiar with relevant international mechanisms and bodies including the International Criminal Court; and meet with a minimum of three Community Contacts. Upon return to Canada, the intern will carry out a variety of public engagement activities including a presentation at the University of Victoria and a presentation in her/his community. The intern will also be expected to meet with Community Contacts and provide an overview of the work they were involved in at ADHOC.

Overseas
In Cambodia the intern will work with ADHOC staff on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and will be directly involved in: assisting in researching, compiling information and writing reports; assisting in conducting outreach to victims and witnesses, with a special emphasis on women in order to prepare them for the Khmer Rouge Trials, how the Trials will work, and how they can participate; and to conduct outreach activities and training on ethics for journalists, and how to report on the trials.
Organisation d'accueil : Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : ADHOC, founded in December 1991, has as its main goal the attainment of good governance in Cambodia through the establishment of the rule of law and by strengthening civil society. In addition, ADHOC works to empower and encourage the grassroots, especially women, to actively participate in community development and to give them the tools to defend their rights and common interests. ADHOC has been instrumentally involved in the establishment of a Khmer Rouge Tribunal, in pushing forward the ratification of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Cambodian government, and in election monitoring.