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KEO_Sokea

 

KEO Sophea / KEO Sokea

Director / Founder

Attorney-at-Law


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  • Website: www.skpcambodia.com

PERSONAL HISTORY

  • First Name : SOKEA Surname: KEO
  • Name Used : SOPHEA KEO (name registered with the Bar Association of
  • the Kingdom of Cambodia)
  • Sex : Male
  • Date of Birth : 26th July 1968
  • Place of Birth : Sangkat N0: 5, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Nationality : Cambodian
  • Present Address : N0: 220 Eo, Street 156, Sangkat Tuklaak II, Khan Toulkok, Phnom Penh,
  • Contact Number : HP : (855-12)267897;
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PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

As of December 2010

Attorney-At-Law,

SK & P Cambodia Law Group/Firm,

Director.

  1. Managing SK & P Cambodia Law Group/Firm
  2. Practicing Family Law: Guardianship, Local Adoption, Inter-country Adoption, Property, Children's Rights and Protection.
  3. Child Justice: Juvenile Justice and other issues pertaining to Children in
  4. Justice System.
  5. Development of Laws and Regulations
    • Research on Family Law, Child Justice and Child Protection
    • Drafting Laws and Regulations concerning Family and Child Justice Areas.
  6. Litigation: Civil and Criminal Cases
  7. Tobacco Control: in collaboration with civil society such as local and international NGOs and World Health Organization, work in the area of advocacy and drafting law and regulations re; tobacco control.

July 2009 to December 2010

Attorney-At-Law,

Asia Cambodia Law Group, Cambodia

August 2009 until now:

  1. Family Law: Guardianship, Local Adoption, Inter-country Adoption, Property,
  2. Children's Rights and Protection.
  3. Child Justice: Juvenile Justice and other issues pertaining to Children in
  4. Justice System.
  5. Development of Laws and Regulations
    • Research on Family Law, Child Justice and Child Protection
    • Drafting Laws and Regulations concerning Family and Child Justice Areas.
  6. Litigation: Civil and Criminal Cases.
  7. Translation of Legal Documents: All kinds of legal documents including civil and criminal laws, researches and training materials.
  8. Training on Family Law, Child Justice and Child Protection: act as resource speaker and trainer within the aforementioned expertise.
  9. Tobacco Control: in collaboration with civil society such as local and international NGOs (SEATCA, CTFK, CMH, etc) and World Health Organization, work in the area of advocacy and drafting law and regulations re; tobacco control.

1999 until August 2009

Child Protection Officer,

Legal Protection, Child Protection Section,

UNICEF, Cambodia

  1. Technical assistance and coordination on child justice
    • Provide technical assistance to Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) in finalizing and defending the draft inter-country adoption law at Council of Ministers (Council of Jurists and Socio-economic Observation Council)
    • Provide technical assistance to Child Justice Working Group (CJWG) in finalizing the draft juvenile justice law and its commentaries, inter-disciplinary procedures on child-friendly handling of cases and video-conferencing guidelines; participate in CJWG monthly meetings and retreats
    • Coordinate the installation and training on the use of child-friendly court/investigation equipment and tools
    • Assist CJWG in organizing a National Child Justice Workshop and provincial child justice coordination workshops in each of the 4 pilot provinces
    • Coordinate the production, review, finalization and distribution of instructional video for children on child justice.
    • Assist UNICEF-supported NGO in setting-up and monitoring free legal assistance for child victims and (children in conflict with the law) CICL.
    • Technical assistance and coordination on CICL rehabilitation/ reintegration
    • Provide technical assistance to MoSVY's Youth Rehabilitation Department in the quarterly assessment and further development of the rehabilitation/reintegration project for children in 4 prisons and (Youth Rehabilitation Center) YRC
    • Assist MoSVY staff in adopting and implementing the newly developed case management and M&E tools
    • Assist MoSVY in planning/convening provincial coordination meetings in the 4 provinces and one national coordination workshop on CICL rehabilitation
    • Assist the NGO Legal Aid of Cambodia (LAC) and Friends International in piloting and quarterly assessment of the juvenile delinquency prevention and diversion project in Battambang and Siem Reap provinces
    • Assist MoSVY and Legal Aid of Cambodia in testing the newly developed life skills modules for CICL.
  2. Technical assistance to /Facilitation of Trainings
    • Facilitate and/or provide technical assistance to the following training activities:
    • develop/update training modules/manuals for criminal justice actors to integrate new laws such as the new law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation (TIPSE Law)
    • training of national/provincial police trainers on new TIPSE Law
    • national inter-disciplinary training on newly adopted Prakas (government regulation)/ Guidelines on child justice
    • training of social workers on their new roles in child justice
    • child rights training of student lawyers at the Lawyer Training Center
    • child justice trainings for student and incumbent judges and prosecutors at Royal Academy for Judicial Profession
    • child justice training for criminal police
    • child justice training for prison staff
    • monitoring and evaluation training for child justice actors
    • training on Inter-country Adoption (ICA) regulatory framework and Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in respect of Inter-country Adoption, upon request of MoSVY
    • Arrange the participation of government and NGO partners in relevant workshops, conferences or study tours on child justice.
  3. Legal Translation
    • Provide Khmer/English translation and interpretation, and edit translations of legal materials and project documents as required by supervisor.
  4. Monitoring and reporting
    • Assist Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Child Justice Database team in improving its data collection through joint quarterly monitoring and assessment of progress of data collection in 6 provinces. Assist MoJ in producing statistical and analytical reports on child justice indicators/situationer by year end.
    • Conduct quarterly field visits to CICL rehabilitation and diversion project sites. Monitor and assess the use by social workers of the M&E tools on CICL rehabilitation and social workers role in child justice
    • • Assist in developing monitoring tools for the child-friendly courts/investigation and free legal assistance projects. Monitor and assess the use of child-friendly guidelines and equipment, as well as free legal assistance in the 4 provinces through joint quarterly field visits in with the CJWG
    • Assist MoSVY Adoption Bureau in developing and generating improved monitoring/tabulation tools and reports on inter-country adoption.
    • Draft sections of donor, annual and other reports and briefing notes, as required by Project Officer.
    • Undertake arrangements for visits to project sites for government, donors, media and other partners.
    • Supply and Finance
    • Prepare supply plan for 2008.
    • Monitor the flow and utilisation of supply assistance to counterparts. Collect and record information on supply/non-supply inventory, distribution and utilization.
    • Review submissions and investigate queries regarding authorization, delivery or payments; and follow-up with the concerned Finance, Administrative, Supply and Program staff on processing of payments, advances to counterparts and liquidation of accounts. Confirm that the concerned activities have taken place in accordance with plans of action.
  5. Awareness raising and advocacy
    • Assist government counterparts in developing and disseminating awareness-raising materials on the new TSE law and other newly adopted laws, policies and regulatory frameworks.
    • Assist MoSVY and NGO counterparts in developing and disseminating advocacy materials on juvenile delinquency prevention and diversion.
    • Participate in regular meetings of the relevant Sub-Group of the Technical Working Group on Legal and Judicial Reform of the Council for Legal and Judicial Reform (a body under the Program Management Unit of the Council Ministers)
    • Assist MoSVY in organizing a National Advocacy/Coordination Workshop on Inter-Country Adoption.
  6. Project Planning
    • Assist the Project Officer in preparing and reviewing the Legal Protection Annual Work Plan, project activities and budgets, project proposals, and administrative/ supporting documents for submission of proposals from counterparts.

1995 to 1999

Judicial Assistant,

Judicial Mentor Programme, UNHCHR,

  • Assisting international legal expert attached to provincial courts (Kompong Speu amd Takeo Courts) in providing trainings on human rights and laws to judicial police, judges and prosecutors;
  • Interpreting legal lectures or consultation given by UNCHR's consultants attached to Kompongspeu and Takeo courts to respective judges, prosecutors, clerks and police officers;
  • Assisting the aforementioned consultants in liaison with government and non-government institutions or Human Rights' NGOs;
  • Translating laws, decrees, letters, and other documents akin to legal field;
  • Performs other duties as required by the UN Center for Human Rights.
  • OTHER SKILLS
  • Attorney-at-law: defending and representing clients before courts and other works related to legal profession.
  • Teaching Child Rights and Protection.
  • Teaching Literature and Russian Language.
  • Using computer: WINWORD, WP51 and EXCEL, Lotus Notes, Email and ProMS (Program Management System)

TRAINING RECORDS

- Legal Seminar on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Guidelines, December, 2011 Washington DC, organized by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free-Kids.

- Legal Seminar on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Guidelines (articles 8 and 13), 25 July, 2011 Washington DC, organized by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free-Kids.

- Training on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Guides, 9-10 December, 2010  Washington DC, organized by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free-Kids.

- SEATCA Lawyers Fellowship Training Workshop, Philippines, Tagaytay, 19-20 Nov 2009

  • International Criminal Law, 18-22 July 2008 (conducted by International Bar Association, Bar Association of Cambodia and Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia)
  • International and Cambodian Human Rights Law training from 23 June to October 1998 ( University of Sanfrancisco / School of Law, Cambodian Community Legal Education Centers);
  • Training on mobilizing Community Participation for Child Rights Sensitization from 21-st August to 1-st September 2000 (Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand);
  • Study visit on Juvenile Justice, February 2005, Melbourne/Australia and Study Visit to China on Inter-country Adoption and Alternative Care, December 2005.
  • Performance Planning and Objective Setting, February 2006;
  • Managing UNICEF's Business Practices (Making ProMS Work for You), August 2005.
  • Technical Workshop on Juvenile Justice, July 2002, Bangkok/Thailand.
  • UN Prevention of Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority in the Workplace, August 2006.
  • English Training as second language at Phnom Penh University (1987-1992);
  • Training on Report Writing conducted by SMS (Strategic Management Solutions) Indochina at UNICEF Office, July 29 - August 02, 2002;
  • P2D training by Unicef Phnom Penh, May 2004;
  • Managing UNICEF's Business Practices. Making ProMS Work For You, Sept 2005 (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Computer training at AKP Computer Center from 01/03/94 to 31/05/94;and
  • Phone Operator Training at Hotel Sofitel Cambodiana for 2 months.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2002-2003

  • Panasatra University
    Finished Year I of the Master Course majoring in Law (3 terms): Foundation of Law and Governance, Management, Advanced Business Law, Economics, Quantitative Analysis (Statistics), Foundation of Accounting and Finance. (Evening Class)
  • Center for Lawyer Training and Professional Improvement of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia: Administrative Law, Lawyer's activities in criminal and civil procedures, Criminal and Civil Law/Codes, Human Rights and NGOs Law, Labor Code, Contract Writing, Negotiation/Mediation Advocacy, Skills to communicate with clients, Commercial Law, E-commerce, Accounting, Tax Law, Bankruptcy, Prosecutor's Role and Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility.

1997 to May 2001:

  • Faculty of Law and Economics
    Law Degree (on the job-training)
    Main subjects: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Financial Law, Administrative Law, International Relation, History of Political Ideas, Public Rights and Freedoms etc.

1987 to 1992:

  • Phnom Penh University
    Bachelor Degree in Education in 1992 (Specialized in Russian)
    Main subjects: Russian Language and literature of Russian and of Western countries;
  • Secondary subject : Linguistics, Phonetic, Khmer Literature, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, etc.

1990-1991

  • Penza Institute for Foreign Language and Pedagogy, Russia :
    • Practical Language Training
    • Main subjects : Russian Language, Linguistics, Phonetic, Pedagogy and Psychology, etc.

KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES

Languages

English Russian French

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