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Bar association legal aid services

Legal aid budget to rise by half

The government is to give the Bar Association a 50 percent boost in the legal aid budget by 2018 to pay lawyers who defend the poor for free. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080576/legal-aid-budget-rise-half/

IBA denies political influence claims

The Cambodian Bar Association has refuted a scathing critique of its independence and ethics by the International Bar Association (IBA) that questioned Cambodia’s membership in the global group, calling the assessment an unfounded “insult.”Following a visit to the country by a team of legal experts, ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bar-association-denies-political-influence-claims-95607/

Legal group urges review of Cambodia’s bar

The human rights arm of the International Bar Association (IBA) is recommending that the membership of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) in the IBA be reviewed, raising the prospect of ejection in a scathing new report on the country’s judicial system. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/legal-group-urges-review-of-cambodias-bar-94684/

Lawyer who paid for sex with boy avoids jail

The Siem Reap Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced Cambodian lawyer Mao Tan Eam to two-and-a-half years in prison for purchasing child prostitution, but he will not spend a single day in jail after the court suspended the entire custodial sentence, an official said. Deputy provincial prosecutor ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawyer-who-paid-for-sex-with-boy-avoids-jail-58293/

Cambodian judge sued for threatening to shoot villagers in land disputes

Over 100 families, who live in Kampong Chhnang, filed complaints against a provincial court judge and his group for allegedly threatening to shoot them in land disputes. The residents sued San Sophat, a judge at Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court, his bodyguard, and Hem Dara, a lawyer, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ZWY2MTI3MmE0YmV

Bar Association Requests Set Price for Copies of Case Files

The Bar Association of Cambodia has written to Justice Minister Ang Vong Vattana requesting that an official price be set for photocopies of court case files, claiming that court clerks are taking advantage of the current system by charging lawyers extortionate amounts. The letter, dated October ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bar-association-requests-set-price-for-copies-of-case-files-46689/

Legal Body Calls for Bar Association to Ensure Independence

The Bar Association of Cambodia should consider stricter standards on admission to the bar, make lawyers take regular mandatory training and set up a new disciplinary committee in order to ensure that Cambodia’s legal professionals are independent, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said. The ...

Simon Lewis and Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/legal-body-calls-for-bar-association-to-ensure-independence-40802/

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