Legal professions and services
NagaWorld’s dispute meetings in stalemate after ninth round talks
The ninth meeting between NagaWorld and worker representatives has ended in a stalemate, with both sides failing to reach a compromise, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...
Overarching problems hinder search for justice for abused women: BAKC
Despite the implementation of provisions to defend abused women and girls in 2021, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) noted some challenges due to the lack of cooperation by relevant specialised state institutions. ...
Bar Association plans expansion of free services in 2022
Over the past year, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has provided legal services to the poor in over 6,000 cases and their volunteer lawyers plan to continue expanding their free legal services to the poor to ensure Cambodians’ rights to equal ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Lawyers vote in wake of damning report
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) will hold its eighth election today at its headquarters in Sen Sok district. ...
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
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. ...
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 ...