Courts ‘must solve’ corruption conundrum

Cambodia’s judicial system is troubled by a cycle of corruption, with both sides of the bench accusing the other of perpetuating the practice of bribery, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) Chairman Om Yentieng said on Thursday at the inauguration of the new bar association president. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/courts-must-solve-corruption-conundrum-123755/

Former bar president back on top

Twelve years after being ousted as president of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) amid a bitter dispute with the prime minister’s attorney, human rights lawyer Suon Visal has been voted back into the lawyer association’s top position. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-bar-president-back-top

Criticism mounts over charge against local rights defender

Human Rights Watch on Thursday added its voice to the criticism of Cambodia’s judiciary for defamation charges brought against Ny Chakyra, a senior human rights advocate who accused two judicial officials in Siem Reap province of misconduct in their handling of a land dispute. ...

Simon Henderson and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/criticism-mounts-over-charge-against-local-rights-defender-90217/

Bar association accuses rights monitor of legal interference

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia on Tuesday wrote to local rights group Adhoc accusing its head of monitoring, Ny Chakrya, of flouting legal practice by ordering the NGO’s lawyers to hand over for examination all documents relating to cases they defend. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bar-association-accuses-rights-monitor-of-legal-interference-89831/

Thai law firm says IP the main focus

A Bangkok-based regional law firm says it will expand to Cambodia in the coming weeks, despite the local bar association’s renewed drive to clamp down on foreign lawyers practising “illegally” in the country. Law firm Tilleke & Gibbins said it expected to enter the legal scene ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thai-law-firm-says-ip-main-focus

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