Ministries and other national bodies
Ministry of Justice
Ministry ties up with UNOPS to modernise justice system
Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have agreed to cooperate on three priority programmes to improve the justice system in Cambodia. ...
Ministry, UNODC discuss more justice cooperation
Ministry of Justice and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have discussed more cooperation on judicial sector. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Criminal background check process goes digital
To increase the efficiency of criminal background checks, the Ministry of Justice will trial a digital application process from February 6. In a February 3 public notice, the ministry said that moving the process to a digital platform would makes applications faster and easier for the ...
Justice ministry inks MoU with US digital library
On behalf of Minister of Justice Koeut Rith, justice ministry secretary of state Chin Malin signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Building Bridges USA (BBUSA) Law Office on “Enriching legal knowledge and the use of an electronic law library”, in a ceremony held ...
Ministry ‘sceptical’ of latest rule of law rankings
Senior Cambodian officials have deplored a report by the World Justice Project (WJP), which ranked Cambodia as the lowest in East Asia and the Pacific on respect for the rule of law. ...
Ministry of Economy reviewing draft new tax law
The Ministry of Economy and Finance is reviewing the draft new tax law with the Ministry of Justice articles about the criminal code and clauses that go along with other relevant laws, a senior official said. ...
Justice ministry plans launch of expert mediator unit next year
The Ministry of Justice plans to establish an expert unit to resolve disputes out of court, focusing on civil and minor misdemeanour cases in a bid to minimise case backlog, improve access to judicial services for the average persons, and create a culture of understanding ...
Commission hold workshop to explain gambling laws
Commercial Gambling Management Commission of Cambodia (CGMC) has organised a workshop to disseminate information about the Law on the Management of Integrated Resorts and Commercial Gambling to authorities at all levels as a basis for their cooperation with all relevant institutions for higher efficiency in ...
Lay Samean and Sek Prak
Ministry challenges opposition to debate amendment
Senior Justice Ministry official has challenged opposition parties and civil society to a debate on the Constitutional amendments rather than lash out at the government. ...
Ministry of Justice conducts a meeting on “Expedition of Procedure of Money Laundering Cases”
The Ministry of Justice conducted on a meeting on “Expedition of Procedure of Money Laundering Cases” under the presidency by Koeut Rith, Minister of Justice and the President of the Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee for the Implementation of Action Plans of the Joint Group of Asia/Pacific Group ...
Khmer Times Staff
Legal and Judicial Development Project (Phase VI) officially launched
The Ministry of Justice and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed an agreement to officially launch a five-year Technical Cooperation Project called “The Legal and Judicial Development Project (Phase VI)”. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Kingdom wants off ‘grey list’
Minister of Justice Koeut Rith led a meeting of an ad-hoc sub-commission to implement an action plan devised by the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering. It is hoped that the plan will solve the remaining issues the Kingdom faces and result in a positive evaluation ...
Gov’t allocates some 140 hectares of reclaimed Tamouk lake land for Justice Ministry’s use
The government has allocated some 140 hectares of reclaimed land from the Tamouk lake, in Prek Pnov district northwest of Phnom Penh, to the Justice Ministry. ...
Ministries discuss ‘3+1 reforms’
Ministry of Justice officials held a meeting with other ministries on May 4 to discuss four areas of government reform, including public finance, public administration, sub-national administration and justice. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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. ...