Welcome to CHRAC !

The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) is a coalition of 22 NGO members. It was created in Phnom Penh in 1994 by a group of local NGOs and associations working for the promotion and the respect of human rights, democracy and rule of law in Cambodia.

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Victim Participation

The right of victims to participate in the legal proceedings of the ECCC either directly or indirectly is recognized by Cambodian law as well as by the ECCC’s internal rules. These laws provide victims with various ways to actively participate in the proceedings. A so far unique and unprecedented mechanism with regard to other internationalized tribunals is the possibility for victims to join the proceedings as civil parties. It allows victims to actively participate in the legal proceedings as an independent party, making full use of their rights.

Member organizations of CHRAC have soon recognized the important potential of this mechanism for the numerous victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. Accordingly, they have engaged substantially in the fields of outreach and victim participation in order to enable them to participate in the process of justice. In cooperation with the ECCC Victims Unit, they assist victims in filing and submitting complaints and civil party applications to the Court.

Moreover, the Secretariat plays an important role in compiling these complaints and applications and to channel them to the Court’s Victims Unit. Within the bounds of possibility, CHRAC is also able to provide some limited legal representation to civil parties through two legal aid member organizations, namely CDP and LAC.In order to increase the efficiency of their programs, CHRAC member organizations decided in February 2008 to establish a coordinated support scheme for victim participation.

Victims interested in participating in the ECCC process either as witnesses/complainants or as civil parties are encouraged to come forward. For more information, please, contact the CHRAC Secretariat or get in touch with relevant member organizations, such as ADHOC, CDP, CSD, KID, KKKHRO, LAC (see contact details under Member Organizations), or alternatively contact the ECCC’s Victims Unit.

Interested victims can download victim information form from ECCC’s website.


Events

Listen to KRT Watch Radio to get the latest news on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Live show on 17 March 2014 from 4:10 to 5:00 p.m on FM 102, and Rebroadcast on Saturday 29 March 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35 p.m, Live Show on 7 April 2014 and Rebroadcast on 19 April 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 5 May 2014 and Rebroadcast on 17 May 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 9 June 2014 and Rebroadcast on 21 June 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 14 July 2014 and Rebroadcast on 26 Julyl 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 11 August 2014 and Rebroadcast on 23 August 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 8 September 2014 and Rebroadcast on 20 September 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 6 October 2014 and Rebroadcast on 18 October 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 10 November 2014 and Rebroadcast on 22 November 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35, Live Show on 8 December 2014 and Rebroadcast on 20 December 2014 from 4:10 to 4:35