Law and judiciary

Law making process

Ministry work group established to boost legal review process

The Ministry of Justice has established a working group to consult with relevant ministries and state institutions on the drafting of new laws and regulations. Upon request, the group will meet with them to review and collect input on the provisions of new draft legislation. ...

Chea Sokny

Calls for more transparency, accountability, and clearer definitions in draft law

Legal and technical experts provided international best practice and areas for improvement of Cambodia’s draft law on personal data protection during a workshop. ...

Rov Hongseng

Government urged to improve draft personal data protection law

Relevant stakeholders have expressed concerns over the draft personal data protection law, claiming some terms are ambiguous and parts are not clear regarding the use of personal data. ...

Rov Hongseng

King promulgates amended election law

King Norodom Sihamoni on July 4 issued a Royal Decree promulgating the amended election law, following its passage by the National Assembly and Senate in June and clearance by the Constitutional Council (CCC) on July 3. ...

Kim Yutharo

Draft intellectual property policy set for Cabinet

This year has seen the National Committee for Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) finalise a significant draft IP policy 2023-28 for submission to the Council of Ministers, as stated by minister and NCIPR chairman Pan Sorasak. ...

Sok Raksa

PM hails the adoption of draft amendment to the election law

Prime Minister Hun Sen hailed the proposed amendments to the election law after lawmakers on Friday unanimously adopted the draft amendments, meting out punishment for those who incite others not to go to vote. At least 110 lawmakers voted in favour of the motion. ...

Son Minea

PM: Election law changes apply to all

The amendments to the election law that were unanimously passed by the National Assembly on June 23 were not aimed at opposition parties alone, but would ensure that each of the Kingdom’s political parties would bear responsibility for the people, said Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Kim Yutharo

Election law amendment slated for NA review, vote

The National Assembly’s (NA) Commission on Legislation and Justice on June 20 endorsed a draft amendment to the election law, with no changes deemed necessary. The draft is likely to be reviewed and passed during the NA’s next plenary session, scheduled for June 23. ...

Kim Yutharo

Draft law on registry, ID approved by NA

The National Assembly on June 12 approved a draft law on civil registry documents, statistics and identification, with a unanimous vote of 100/100. ...

Van Socheata

New ‘Taxation Law’ a shot in the arm for taxpayers

The new Taxation Law encompassing the earlier provisions of the taxation law (1997), annual budget laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia time and decrees and codes of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK) and the State of Cambodia (SOC) is seen as  simple, flexible and ...

Kang Sothear

NA approves ASEAN service trade agreement draft law

The National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday approved the law on the approval of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Service Trade (ASEAN Service Trade) Agreement in the ninth session of its sixth legislature to strengthen Cambodia’s economic connectivity in the region, said a release by ...

Kang Sothear

National Assembly approves draft green resources code

The National Assembly approved the Draft Environmental and Natural Resources Code to enhance conservation and development in Cambodia on Tuesday. ...

Hang Punreay

New draft law on SEZs finalised

The Council for the Development of Cambodia recently finalised a new draft law on special economic zones (SEZs), aiming to attract investment into the country by providing incentives, enhancing transparency, and promoting fair competition. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Key features of Cambodia’s new Law on Taxation

The new Law on Taxation was promulgated on 16 May 2023 by virtue of Royal Kram No. NS/RKM/0523/004 (“Law on Taxation”) on an urgent basis and therefore has come into force from 17 May 2023​​. The Law on Taxation abrogates the old law on taxation ...

Khmer Times Staff

New sub-decree tightens regulations on garment industry sub-contractors

Cambodia will prepare a sub-decree improving existing labour mechanisms by adding detailed procedures, permanent management mechanisms, responsibilities for relevant companies, especially sub-subcontractors, as Cambodia seeks to ensure the prevention of the use of forced labour. ...

Van Socheata

Ministry of Interior finalising draft law on cybercrime

The draft law on cybercrime is in its final stages and in the process of being discussed with all stakeholders involved, including experts from US, said Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, on Tuesday. ...

Sar Socheath

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

Government to strictly implement gambling law

The government is committed to strictly implementing the law on the management of commercial gambling centres in the country, said Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Law on IT in the making

Government officials are studying a draft law on information technology crimes to ensure the integrity of computer systems use and the protection of public order. ...

Hang Punreay

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