Law and judiciary

Ministries make haste on draft laws on natural resources

An inter-ministerial meeting was held on Monday at the Ministry of Interior to expedite the drafting of  forest, fisheries and protected area laws to define the responsibilities of sub-national administrations, organisations and citizens in protecting, conserving and developing natural resources. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501129170/ministries-make-haste-on-draft-laws-on-natural-resources/

King signs 10th Amendment to Constitution into law

King Norodom Sihamoni on Saturday signed the 10th Amendment to the Constitution into law after two legislative bodies had adopted it. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501127579/king-signs-10th-amendment-to-constitution-into-law/

NGOs and political parties say they won’t attend Justice Ministry ‘explanation’ of new constitutional amendments

 Civil society groups and opposition parties that have opposed newly passed constitutional amendments said they would be boycotting a meeting hosted by the Ministry of Justice this week intended to clarify the changes to eight articles. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/ngos-and-political-parties-say-they-wont-attend-justice-ministry-explanation-of-new-constitutional-amendments/

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. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501123531/ministry-challenges-opposition-to-debate-amendment/

Cambodia supports Japan-ASEAN meeting on law and justice

The government is supporting the request of Japanese deputy minister of justice Hiroyuki Kada to hold a special Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Law and Justice in Tokyo in 2023. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-supports-japan-asean-meeting-law-and-justice

Koh Kong land protester sentenced to jail, but not detained

A Koh Kong resident in dispute with a sugar plantation was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday for malicious denunciation, but remains free for now with no arrest warrant issued by the court.​​ ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-land-protester-sentenced-to-jail-but-not-detained/

Ministry of Commerce urges implementation of consumer protection laws

The Ministry of Commerce urged businesses to implement laws on consumer protection, competition and anti-fraud to prevent trade fraud, ensure quality and safety. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501111823/ministry-of-commerce-urges-implementation-of-consumer-protection-laws/

Businesses instructed to enlist in NSSF soon

Senior labour officials called on businesses, manufacturing enterprises and other private institutions that are covered by the labour law but have not yet been registered with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to do so as soon as possible. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/businesses-instructed-enlist-nssf-soon

Draft constitutional amendments get Council of Ministers’ nod

The Council of Ministers has approved the “Draft Constitution” with its eight amendments prepared in accordance with the 10th Amendment Proposal, which made changes to the appointment of the Prime Minister and the authority of the National Assembly (NA). ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501109982/draft-constitutional-amendments-get-council-of-ministers-nod/

Another review of access to Information Draft Law coordinated

The Ministry of Information is running another review of Cambodian draft law on access to information. Addressing participants joining the review on July 1, Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith explained that the draft law was comprehensively consulted with various stakeholders including civil society organizations. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501105557/another-review-of-access-to-information-draft-law-coordinated/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501104953/ministry-of-justice-conducts-a-meeting-on-expedition-of-procedure-of-money-laundering-cases/

Draft law on cybercrime fast-tracked

The Ministry of Interior is seeking to expedite the drafting of a cybercrime law to protect the safety of all Cambodians when using devices such as mobile phones and computers and to help state institutions defend against cyberattacks in response to the rapid technological advances. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-law-cybercrime-fast-tracked

More than 450 vehicles fined in single day amid tightening traffic control measures

At least 454 vehicles were stopped and fined by authorities as the government implement more measures to protect drivers’ and passengers’ lives while they travel. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103351/more-than-450-vehicles-fined-in-single-day-amid-tightening-traffic-control-measures/

Local participation, law enforcement vital to ending snaring crisis in Cambodia

Cambodia’s government officials and conservationists said here on Saturday that the participation by local people and strict law enforcement are essential to ending the snaring crisis and wildlife trafficking in the Southeast Asian country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096777/local-participation-law-enforcement-vital-to-ending-snaring-crisis-in-cambodia/

CSOs calling for prompt info access law drafting

A group of 33 civil society organisations (CSOs) urged the intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen to expedite the draft law on “access to information”. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csos-calling-prompt-info-access-law-drafting

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501095967/legal-and-judicial-development-project-phase-vi-officially-launched/

Youths from ASEAN join justice ministry and CSOs in dialogue

Twenty-six young Cambodians joined senior Ministry of Justice officials and representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Kingdom and other countries in the region in exchanging views and opinions on the role of civil society and youth participation in politics and national development.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youths-asean-join-justice-ministry-and-csos-dialogue

CHRC, OHCHR discuss human rights situation in Cambodia

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) yesterday met Roeuida El Hage, Representative of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to Cambodia to assess the human rights condition in Cambodia and to strengthen the cooperation between the two human rights organisations. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089869/chrc-ohchr-discuss-human-rights-situation-in-cambodia/

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