Legal Aid of Cambodia has played its very important unique role in improving and developing the rule of law in Cambodia through providing legal services to the Cambodia’s poor free of charge for both criminal and civil cases. Progresses made to the Cambodian legal and Judicial reform is recognized as the impact from LAC’s efforts with funding supports from our generous donors. Valuable financial and technical contributions from donor community made LAC available in providing its important work for Cambodia’s poor and this country to change people’s living condition with respecting to the rule of law. LAC is always looking for partner organizations to help us achieve our mission of providing legal representation for all Cambodians who may otherwise be denied access to the justice system. We achieve our goals through direct representation, training government officials, and advocacy both in the media and in the community. If your organization has similar goals, we encourage you to look around the site, read our annual reports, and see what we are doing in the news. There are many exciting ways that partner organizations and LAC can work together to help Cambodia reach its full potential and foster the development of the rule of law in this country; send us an email at and tell us your ideas.

  • EU
  • French Embassy
  • EveryChild
  • GIZ
  • Plan International
  • ADDA
  • The Planet Wheeler Foundation

LAC’s memberships:


As identified as one of the specific strategic objectives in the LAC’s Strategic Plan, LAC is actively involved in coalitions or networks with NGOs and government to create a more effective support for its work. The Directors, Management Team members and some other key staff recognized the importance of good communication and cooperation with other NGOs, government agencies, UN agencies and donor communities. LAC is still playing its important roles in the context of cooperation, coordination and taking a lead in most of the human rights, social development, women and children networks.

LAC cooperates on a regular basis with the Cambodian NGOs, such as:

  • Asian Human Rights Commission – AHRC
  • Cambodian Defenders – CDP
  • Cambodia Development Resource Institute – CDRI
  • Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center – CWCC
  • Church World Service
  • The Committee for free an fair elections in Cambodia – Comfrel
  • Community Legal Education Center – CLEC
  • Non-Governmental Organization Committee on the Rights of the Child-NGOCRC
  • Cosecam
  • End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking in Cambodia – ECPAT
  • Gender and Development in Cambodia – GAD/C
  • Licadho
  • Legal Support for Children and Women – LSCW
  • Nyemo
  • Open Forum of Cambodia
  • Open Society Justice Initiative – OSJI
  • PACT

LAC also cooperates with the government, e.g. the Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and the Council for Legal and Judicial Reform in order to advocate the rule of law, implement capacity building and outreach projects.