Legal and judicial system
Alternative dispute resolution
Justice ministry plans launch of expert mediator unit next year
The Ministry of Justice plans to establish an expert unit to resolve disputes out of court, focusing on civil and minor misdemeanour cases in a bid to minimise case backlog, improve access to judicial services for the average persons, and create a culture of understanding ...
Ministry pledges improved dispute arbitration
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training set its goals for this year and announced its accomplishments from 2021, saying it has achieved successes in improving working conditions across the Kingdom, conducted widespread training and created jobs in both the formal and informal sectors. ...
Commercial arbitration body settles its first two cases
The National Commercial Arbitration Center (NCAC) has settled its first two cases, marking the first time in Cambodia for commercial disputes to be resolved using an independent arbitration panel instead of the country’s court system. ...
Asean-China talks set for Cambodia
Cambodia will host the 20th Asean-China meeting aimed at boosting further discussions on the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) which could lead to finalizing the framework of the Code of Conduct (COC). ...
PM: keep old border posts
It has been five months since the government updated the country on how far along they were with the demarcation process along the border with Vietnam. Yet Prime Minister Hun Sen has an entirely different focus: the border posts slowly being replaced. In a directive sent out ...
Peacekeeper injured in S. Sudan
A United Nations peacekeeper from Cambodia was injured in gunfire on Sunday in Juba, South Sudan, according to the Cambodian National Center of Peacekeeping Forces. ...
Cambodia and Myanmar in joint stand on South China Sea dispute
Cambodia and Myanmar have reiterated their support for a peaceful solution to the territorial disputes involving China and several Asean countries in the South China Sea after a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar’s newly appointed ambassador to Cambodia. ...
Cambodia refutes new East Sea-related agreement with China
Cambodia does not have any new agreements regarding the South China Sea (East Sea) issue with China, the country’s Secretary of State and Spokesman for the Council of Ministers, Phay Siphan, has said. ...
Vietnam News Team
China's pact with Cambodia, Laos an interference in ASEAN's domestic affairs: Former Sec-Gen
The recent move by Cambodia and Laos to make a pact with China on how to settle the South China Sea dispute amounted to them interfering with the domestic affairs of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), said former ASEAN Secretary-General Ong Keng ...
Two Cambodian merchants denied bail in Thai court
The two Cambodian merchants arrested at Rong Kluea Market during a Thai Department of Special Investigation (DSI) raid that turned violent earlier this month were denied bail on Friday by the Thai Court of Appeals, according to a statement released by the Cambodian Foreign Affairs ...
Trear 4 villagers affected by sewage water logging demand for compensation from lake filling company
4 families living in Trear 4 village, Stung Meanchey commune, Mean Chey district, asked the local authority for providing compensation due to lake filling by a private company that caused sewage water and mud logging, also house and other properties damaging. ...
Ethnic villagers protest Cambodian court questioning of forest activists
Around 100 ethnic Phnong villagers held a protest Tuesday in support of five fellow residents questioned at a court in northeastern Cambodia’s Kratie province over “illegal logging” amid a land dispute with a Vietnamese rubber company they say has encroached on their community forest. ...
Chin Chetha and Men Sothy
Protesters clash with authorities in Koh Kong
A group of protesters demanding the release of three jailed environmental activists in Koh Kong province clashed with authorities on Tuesday, as they attempted to file a petition to the residence of the provincial governor. ...
Protesters march in Cambodia to demand environmental activists' release
About 80 protesters marched in Cambodia’s southwestern Koh Kong province on Monday to demand the release of three activists detained earlier this month for interfering with sand-dredging operations blamed for local pollution and riverbank collapse, sources said. ...
RFA Khmer News Staff
Market vendors gather at Prime Minister’s residence in Phnom Penh
Some two-hundred vendors peacefully gathered in front of the residence of Prime Minister Hun Sen near Independence Monument, seeking the premier’s intervention to stop a planned construction of new Doeum Kor market. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Villagers petition Cambodian lawmakers for help with land dispute cases
About 200 villagers involved in land disputes in three provinces protested Monday outside Cambodia’s parliament building in Phnom Penh, demanding that lawmakers resolve their cases and threatening not to vote for those who turn down their requests. ...
Four years on, arbitration center a step closer to taking cases
Nearly four years after it was established by the Commerce Ministry and one year on from its official launch, the National Commercial Arbitration Center (NCAC) held its first annual assembly Friday. The NCAC was set up in 2010 to provide businesses with an alternative to the ...
Ang Sothear and Holly Robertson
Harsh restrictions imposed on union leader
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday ordered embattled union leader Ath Thorn to stay away from the SL garment factory and its workers and to avoid any public gatherings that could “damage public order,” drawing a tight circle around one of the country’s most ...
Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
Families walk out of land dispute compensation meet
Eight families involved in a land dispute in Kompong Chhnang province with Chea Kheng, the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem, on Wednesday walked away from a meeting that was set up at their local district administrative office to resolve the dispute, an ...
Thai Sugar Firm Meets With Koh Kong Evictees
Koh Kong Sugar has offered to settle its yearslong dispute with Cambodian families who accuse its plantations of stealing their land, but the farmers remain wary of being able to secure a fair deal. The firm, a subsidiary of Thailand’s Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Limited (KSL), ...
Zsombor Peter and Chhorn Chansy