This proposal focuses on one of the major gaps in the UN Disability Rights Initiative Cambodia (DRIC) programme: access to justice and accessible mechanisms to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, including in detention. The project will enhance the capacity of duty bearers to implement the UNCRPD on access to justice and services. This includes training judges, prosecutors, court clerks, lawyers, prison officials, DACs/MoSVY officials on their obligations vis à vis the UNCRPD; ensuring that specific actions on access to justice are included in the National Disability Strategic Plan; ensuring access to legal aid; and piloting grievance mechanisms in three provinces. The project also seeks to enhance the disability movement’s capacity to advance persons with disabilities’ rights and assist them in seeking justice, including through strengthened engagement with local authorities.
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