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BAKC defends more than 4,000 court cases

Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) president Ly Chantola on Saturday said that the association’s lawyers have defended 4,038 cases representing 6,692 people so far this year. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50953416/bakc-defends-more-than-4000-court-cases/

BAKC inks MoU for victimised women

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) will work with Cambodia National Council for Women to provide legal defence services and train enforcement officials in relevant laws. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bakc-inks-mou-victimised-women

Over 2,000 receive free legal aid

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) announced that over a period of 100 days they had provided free legal representation in 2,167 cases on behalf of poor people. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-2000-receive-free-legal-aid

Hun Sen sponsors pro-bono lawyer group

The Senate’s Commission on Human Rights, Complaint Reception and Investigation and the Samdech Techo Sen Volunteer Lawyers signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint cooperation aimed at enforcing the law on protecting the people’s rights and interests and especially protecting vulnerable women and people ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-sponsors-pro-bono-lawyer-group

BAKC vows to expand pro bono legal services

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has vowed to expand the scope of pro bono defence consultations for the poor and called on lawyers around the country to participate in serving social justice and contribute to reducing the effects of poverty. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bakc-vows-expand-pro-bono-legal-services

New Bar Association policy to provide pro bono legal aid

The Bar Association has introduced a new policy by calling on its members to defend the poor and to provide advice, counselling and legal services voluntarily to the public at each lawyer’s office free of charge. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808340/new-bar-association-policy-to-provide-pro-bono-legal-aid/

Legal assistance sought for juvenile victims, offenders

Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) president Ly Chantola said the BAKC is collaborating with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide legal assistance to both juvenile victims and offenders at court hearings across the country. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/legal-assistance-sought-juvenile-victims-offenders

BAKC represents poor in nearly 5,000 cases

As of November, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has provided legal representation in nearly 5,000 cases for poor people at the Phnom Penh municipal and provincial courts, an increase of nearly 30 per cent compared to the same period last year. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bakc-represents-poor-nearly-5000-cases

Bar association builds room for lawyer, client consultation

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has set up a legal office in all 25 municipal-provincial prisons to make it easier to maintain confidentiality between lawyers and clients in preparation for court proceedings. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bar-association-builds-room-lawyer-client-consultation

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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