Legal and judicial system

Alternative dispute resolution

Out-of-court dispute service being encouraged

The National Authority for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution (NAOCDR) is working with about 40 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to encourage people to resolve issues out-of-court. ...

Torn Vibol

Out-of-court resolution of disputes BAKC focus

Ly Chantola, president of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC), has outlined the body’s direction for 2024, with a primary focus on out-of-court dispute resolution in line with the priorities laid out by Prime Minister Hun Manet and the Ministry of Justice. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

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 ...

Samban Chandara

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.   ...

Mom Kunthear

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. ...

Robin Spiess

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).   ...

Cheang Sokha

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 ...

May Titthara

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. ...

Chea Vannak

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. ...

Pav Suy

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 ...

Saifulbahri Ismail

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 ...

Pav Suy

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. ...

Hul Reaksmey

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. ...

Prach Chev

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 ...

Aun Pheap

Factory’s contracts seen as ‘test case’ for brands

A garment factory’s alleged efforts to wipe workers’ contract histories clean could be a “test case” for how much international buyers tolerate factories negotiating outside of legal requirements, a labour-rights advocate has said. After effectively being bought out of their contracts, about 300 employees of USA ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear

Ethnic Bunong Families Seek Solution to Communal Land Dispute

Three ethnic minority communities in Mondolkiri province’s Pech Chreada district are drafting a petition to send to provincial authorities in an attempt to resolve a land dispute in which part of their communal land has been granted to other communities and private landowners. In June, officials ...

Kuch Naren

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