Mr Sek Sophorn

Role: 
Trainer

Sek Sophorn is a national project coordinator of the ILO.

 

Also an attorney-at-law, and has been working on Indigenous land rights since 2004, a year before joining the ILO in 2005. He has spent almost 10 years working on indigenous land rights programme, and during this time he has managed to assist more than 95 indigenous communities to be legally recognised by the Government of Cambodia. He coordinated the process of collective land title on behalf of the ILO with all actors concerned. He has researched reports, including a study report on Indigenous Community Development of By-Laws, the Possibility of Development of Sub-decree on Shifting Cultivation, and a manual on the process of by-law development and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Recently he supervised the Comparative analysis study on ILO Convention No.169 and national instruments, which at the time of writing was awaiting approval to be publish from the Ministry of Rural Development. He has not only coordinated this process but also been a part-time lecturer at Royal University of Phnom Penh for more than 7 years, lecturing on an Introduction to Law and Media Law. He has just completed Master Degree in Law in 2011 the thesis at Royal University of Law and Economic Science on "Immovable Property of Indigenous Community” in Cambodia which is now available at the library.