Ministry orders relevant parties to discipline errant judges and prosecutors

The Ministry of Justice ordered the relevant parties to reprimand judges or prosecutors who break the rules in order to ensure the efficacy of judicial reform and to increase the effectiveness of the law and the judiciary, in accordance with the government’s Pentagonal Strategy. ...

Hang Punreay

Specialised group formed to tackle money laundering

In a proactive move to safeguard against money laundering, terrorist financing and the funding of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the Ministry of Justice has established a specialised working group. ...

Hang Punreay

Ministries ink MoU for technology training of officials

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to modernise the justice sector through technology training for justice officials to improve the quality and efficiency of their work. ...

Nop Sreymao

Ministry sets up new task force to monitor, expedite court cases

The Ministry of Justice has set up a new task force to monitor court cases involving drugs, traffic and civil status cases to expedite the resolution of cases in the courts. ...

Torn Vibol

Justice Ministry works to upgrade spokespersons’ capacity

The Ministry of Justice held a meeting to review and evaluate the progress of the work related to the Information and Public Relations Working Group (IPRWG) after a workshop was held to improve the capacity of spokespersons in the ministry and develop strategies for implementation ...

Hang Punreay

Justice Ministry rolls out campaigns to expedite court hearings, review irregularities

The Justice Ministry has rolled out two campaigns to speed up court hearings and resolve alleged irregularities in the justice system in order to enhance transparency and quality. The campaigns, including the set up of out-of-court settlements, have been lauded by civil society groups. ...

Khuon Narim

Out-of-court mediation authority accepting complaints from March 1

The National Authority for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution (NAOCDR), the Justice Ministry’s new mediation body, has announced that citizens who are suffering any kind of injustice can formally lodge their complaints beginning on March 1. ...

Tith Kongnov

Ministry establishes a working group for justice reform

The Ministry of Justice has established a Strategic, Policy Research and Analysis Group to reform and amend laws and regulations in the field of justice in Cambodia. A decision by the Ministry on Friday stated that a strategic, policy research and analysis team in the ...

Hang Punreay

Justice ministry vows to investigate allegations of court delays, lockups

A Senior Ministry of Justice official has said that the ministry will investigate claims made by rights group ADHOC about “serious delays” in court cases. Should the findings be based on evidence, the ministry will take action. ...

Chea Sokny

Special panel formed to oversee judicial reforms

The King has issued a Royal Decree on the Organisation and Functioning of the Judicial Reform Steering Committee, with Minister of Justice Keut Rith and Chiv Keng, President of the Supreme Court, as the co-chairs, along with four vice-chairmen and 19 other members. ...

Torn Vibol

Justice minister urges focus on legal and judicial reform

Minister of Justice Koeut Rith calls on court and prosecutor’s office leaders as well as judicial and law enforcement officials at all levels to prioritise “legal and judicial reform”. He also called upon civil society organisation (CSOs) to endorse this initiative. ...

Kim Yutharo

PM calls for quick establishment of commercial court

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the Ministry of Justice to expedite the establishment of a commercial court and to operationalise it as soon as this year. This is to ensure the resolution of trade and business disputes and to improve the investment and business climate ...

Chea Vanyuth

Interior and justice ministries working on constitution amendment on electoral freedom, says Cambodian PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Justice are working on an amendment to the constitution to tighten the election rights by strengthening and enhancing the responsibility of political leaders at both the national and sub-national levels. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM calls for immediate constitutional amendment to bar those who do not vote from standing for election

In a voice message released late last night, Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice to immediately amend the election law on those who have the right to stand for election. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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. ...

Chhun Sunly

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 ...

Post Staff

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 ...

Post Staff

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. ...

Voun Dara

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. ...

Chea Vanyuth

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