Justice Ministry reports over 60 percent of lower court cases cleared in 100 days

The Ministry of Justice announced today that it has cleared 63 percent of 8,113 criminal cases at lower courts across the country in the last 100 days as part of the effort to reduce court case backlogs in the Kingdom. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50758070/justice-ministry-reports-over-60-percent-of-lower-court-cases-cleared-in-100-days/

Officials reject calls to drop charge against unionist

Government officials yesterday rejected requests from international unions and civil society organisations to drop the charge against union leader Rong Chhun who was arrested over a remark he made concerning border issues. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752220/officials-reject-calls-to-drop-charge-against-unionist

Former undersecretary of state charged over 1,000-hectare grab

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged and jailed a former undersecretary of state for allegedly grabbing about 1,000 hectares of state land in Mondulkiri province. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739066/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

Clearing court backlogs

The Justice Ministry yesterday announced the launch of a six-month campaign to resolve a backlog of nearly 40,000 court cases across the country.  ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724277/clearing-court-backlogs/

Sokha’s case could be delayed until next year: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said the treason trial of former opposition leader Kem Sokha could be delayed until next year and not held by August, which is when the European Union makes its final decision on partial removal of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723984/sokhas-case-could-be-delayed-until-next-year-prime-minister/

Japan and Cambodia vow to improve judicial system

At a meeting at the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, Minister Koeut Rith and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami agreed to work together to develop human resources in Cambodia and strengthen the country’s judicial system, said the ministry. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-and-cambodia-vow-improve-judicial-system

Kampong Chhnang villagers demand return of tractors

Farmers and the authorities in Svay Rompear commune, Kampong Leng district, Kampong Chhnang province said they would continue to seek court permission to recover five tractors that authorities had impounded on March 26, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-villagers-demand-return-tractors

Ministry of Justice site online

The Ministry of Justice on Monday announced the launch of its new website www.moj.gov.kh in addition to its already existing Facebook page and Telegram service. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-justice-site-online

Justice minister promises good governance, solidarity

Newly-appointed Minister of Justice Koeut Rith has vowed to continue implementing policy reforms to improve the quality of the judicial system and build public confidence. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-minister-promises-good-governance-solidarity

New Justice Minister vows reforms and speedier trial procedures

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged newly appointed Justice Minister Keut Rith to improve the judiciary and expedite resolution of pending cases to boost the public’s confidence towards the country’s judicial system. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708544/new-justice-minister-vows-reforms-and-speedier-trial-procedures/

Ministry to clear case backlog

The Ministry of Justice plans to launch a six-month campaign to clear a backlog of some 10,000 court cases, of which 70 per cent involve drug crimes, said Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-clear-case-backlog

Regional appeal courts open on April 1

Three regional appeal courts set up in the provinces will serve the public on April 1, said a Justice Ministry official. All of the appeal courts will also handle complaints sent back by the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705314/regional-appeal-courts-open-on-april-1/

More than 50 villagers seek intervention in land disputes

More than 50 people involved in land disputes in Tbong Khmum and Svay Rieng provinces gathered on Wednesday to submit a petition at the ministries of Justice; Interior; and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, requesting a solution. Khiev Sarun, a representative from Svay Rieng province, told ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-50-villagers-seek-intervention-land-disputes

PM tells ministry to ‘work on’ bail for Rainsy plot supporters

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Minister of Justice to work with prosecutors to release on bail under court supervision those activists who had supported Sam Rainsy’s plan to return and overthrow the government. Speaking at the inauguration of a cement factory in Kampot ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-tells-ministry-work-bail-rainsy-plot-supporters

Sokha charge calls are ‘judicial interference’

A Ministry of Justice spokesman and Cambodia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Office at Geneva (Unog) have described demands for the treason charge against Kem Sokha to be dropped as tantamount to interference in the judiciary. Rhona Smith, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sokha-charge-calls-are-judicial-interference

Preah Sihanouk land dispute residents urged to provide evidence

Twenty-three residents of Preah Sihanouk province’s Bit Traing commune in Prey Nop district, who are entrenched in an eight-year land dispute, were urged on Wednesday by the Ministry of Justice to submit legal documents as proof of ownership to Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court. “We do ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-land-dispute-residents-urged-provide-evidence

Committee to manage criminal seizures formed

The ministries of Economy and Finance, and Justice have established a committee to manage property seized from crime, a document signed by the respective ministers said. The “Managing Committee of Confiscated Property” is to handle the sale of items transferred from the courts after a ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/committee-manage-criminal-seizures-formed

Gov’t reviews access to information law draft

A fifth iter-ministerial meeting was held on Wednesday to continue reviewing and discussing the first draft of the Access to Information Law, even as civil society called on the ministries to accelerate its discussions.​ Following the meeting, which was led by the Ministry of Information, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-reviews-access-information-law-draft

Deputy prosecutor suspended for ‘clearing’ mangrove forest

Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana on Monday temporarily suspended Kampong Thom provincial deputy prosecutor Chea Sovanthet after he was alleged to have been involved in the clearing 10ha of mangrove forest with 17 tractors. Vong Vathana’s missive to the provincial prosecutor on Monday said ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-prosecutor-suspended-clearing-mangrove-forest

Government responds to UN human rights concerns

Government officials on Monday hit back at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) criticisms expressed ahead of the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) scheduled for next month.​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/government-responds-un-human-rights-concerns

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