Law and judiciary

CHRC refutes freedom report

Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) vice-president Chin Malin said civic space in Cambodia is not shrinking. Instead, it is widely open, but those who enjoy civic space must respect the constitution and the law. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/chrc-refutes-freedom-report

Govt’s working group urged to expedite amendments to Lango

Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) have called on the government’s working group to speed up its internal discussion on the draft amendments to the Law on Association and Non-governmental Organisations (Lango). ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816332/govts-working-group-urged-to-expedite-amendments-to-lango/

Australia pledges more aid for ECCC

Australia has announced to provide up to AUD 2 million over the next two years through the United Nations to help conclude the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (ECCC)’s legal proceedings and, importantly, to support the Tribunal’s archiving and community outreach mechanisms. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816078/australia-pledges-more-aid-for-eccc/

CSOs urge government to drop internet gateway sub-decree

A joint statement signed by 63 Cambodian civil society organisations (CSOs) released Friday requested the government immediately repeal the recent sub-decree on the Establishment of a National Internet Gateway, citing the potential for restrictions on internet users’ freedoms and privacy.   ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816453/csos-urge-government-to-drop-internet-gateway-sub-decree/

Heftier fines for those who dodge quarantine

The government yesterday issued a new sub-decree to impose a heftier fine for those who evade quarantine in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. The new sub-decree comes after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered authorities to raise the current fine of $250 because ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815667/heftier-fines-for-those-who-dodge-quarantine/

12 charged for violent protest in attempted land grab case

Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged 12 men accused of stealing around one hectare of a villager’s land in Kandal province, forging a land deed and selling it to a land broker in 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815756/12-charged-for-violent-protest-in-attempted-land-grab-case/

35 land dispute cases to be resolved by end 2022

Some 35 long-standing land dispute cases in Kratie province are expected to be resolved by end of next year, said Provincial Department of Land Management director Kao Madilen yesterday. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814848/35-land-dispute-cases-to-be-resolved-by-end-2022/

Inter-ministry committee announced for new Mondulkiri airport

The Cambodian government has formed a new inter-ministry committee to lead and facilitate the construction of a domestic airport in Mondulkiri province. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814160/inter-ministry-committee-announced-for-new-mondulkiri-airport/

Hun Sen sponsors pro-bono lawyer group

The Senate’s Commission on Human Rights, Complaint Reception and Investigation and the Samdech Techo Sen Volunteer Lawyers signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint cooperation aimed at enforcing the law on protecting the people’s rights and interests and especially protecting vulnerable women and people ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-sponsors-pro-bono-lawyer-group

Call for all lawyers to provide free services to the poor

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has issued a letter calling on all lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811786/call-for-all-lawyers-to-provide-free-services-to-the-poor/

Ouch Leng, four other forestry activists released

After three days of questioning by Kratie Provincial Court and the provincial Environment Department, Ouch Leng and four other forestry activists were released yesterday. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811875/ouch-leng-four-other-forestry-activists-released/

Five environmental activists to face court

The winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize Ouch Leng and four other forestry activists were sent to Kratie Provincial Court yesterday after being accused of putting signs up in a protected area. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811472/five-environmental-activists-to-face-court/

US ambassador meets with justice, foreign ministers to further cooperation

United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy met with Minister of Justice Keut Rith yesterday to discuss anti-human trafficking efforts, law enforcement cooperation and protecting freedoms granted in the Cambodian constitution. ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810754/us-ambassador-meets-with-justice-foreign-ministers-to-further-cooperation/

Food Safety Law to be enacted in 2021: Commerce official

The Food Safety Law is making headway and expected to be enacted later this year, with industry insiders confident the legislation will lure more international investors, spark growth in the reeling tourism sector and chip in to national economic growth. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/food-safety-law-be-enacted-2021-commerce-official

‘Incitement’ law in the digital age: Rong Chhun’s case continues

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday continued the trial for union chief Rong Chhun and two of his supporters who were charged with “incitement” in connection with a statement he made claiming Cambodia had ceded land to Vietnam along their shared border in Tboung Khmum ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810401/incitement-law-in-the-digital-age-rong-chhuns-case-continues/

Mother Nature activists’ last chance for bail

The Supreme Court yesterday heard the bail applications of three environmental activists  who were charged with “incitement” for criticising Phnom Penh authorities on Facebook last year. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809525/mother-nature-activists-last-chance-for-bail/

Investment Law may be in effect as soon as April

Cambodia’s newly-drafted Investment Law will be in effect as soon as in April 2021, according to Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Phan Phalla on January 27. He made the remark at the Public Forum on Macroeconomic Management and Budget Law 2021, ushering ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/investment-law-may-be-effect-soon-april

Dialogue on new consumer protection law

Corporate leaders and senior officials attended the second Stakeholder Dialogue on Consumer Protection yesterday. The Kingdom drafted its Law on Consumer Protection in 2019 to comply with the Consumer Protection in ASEAN project, which aims to increase competitiveness in the region. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808525/dialogue-on-new-consumer-protection-law/

Workshop addresses accidents involving commuting workers

A road safety training workshop being held from January 25-28 in Phnom Penh is seeking to raise awareness of the toll taken by traffic accidents every year and implement steps for their prevention. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workshop-addresses-accidents-involving-commuting-workers

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