Community Legal Education Center (CLEC)
The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) was created in 1996 as legal resource center, promoting the rule of law, justice and democracy in Cambodia. From 1996 to 2001, CLEC operated as an arm of the University of San Francisco School of Law, funded by USAID. In December 2001, CLEC became a locally registered NGO.
CLEC’s mission is founded in the following beliefs:
We believe in the value and dignity of all people, and that every individual deserves respect and fundamental rights. We believe that all people have the capacity to learn and to participate in activities for improving democracy and social harmony. We believe that the rule of law and good governance are the most important principals to promoting development and eradicating poverty.
Cambodian people live with the rule of law, in peace and social harmony.
CLEC promotes the Rule of Law, Justice and Democracy by supporting the development of appropriate institutions of justice, enhancing public knowledge of and encouraging participation in governance and the legal system, and advocating for good governance to achieve justice, peace and social harmony for all Cambodians.