Law and judiciary

Legal and judicial system

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-sceptical-latest-rule-law-rankings

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 ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-plans-launch-expert-mediator-unit-next-year

CCHR launches online modules on rights to fair trial

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) on September 15 launched a series of online modules aiming to increase public awareness on the rights to fair trial and to further provide input on judiciary reforms in the country. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cchr-launches-online-modules-rights-fair-trial

People involved in land dispute are worried after Pailin Provincial Court summoned more than 20 people for questioning

People living in Sambok Chap in Pailin province are deeply concerned as more than 20 out of more than 100 families have been summoned by the Pailin Provincial Court over land dispute. ...

Sok Savy
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/more-than-20-pailin-residents-summoned-by-pailin-provincial-court-over-land-issue/

Ratanakiri court drops charges against four forestry activists

The Ratanakiri Provincial Court has dropped forest-clearing charges against four indigenous forestry activists after a crime was not found, according to a rights group supporting the activists. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-court-drops-charges-against-four-forestry-activists/

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/

Lawyer-inmate rooms at prisons in heavy use

Lawyers are expressing satisfaction with improved conditions for legal consultations with incarcerated clients at prisons and correctional centres across the country, thanks to the 26 recently constructed lawyer-inmate meeting rooms at those facilities. ...

Post staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lawyer-inmate-rooms-prisons-heavy-use

ADR mechanism takes shape

The Ministry of Justice’s working group on its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism is racing to disseminate concept notes about it to all relevant stakeholders, as it expects the process to be finalised and approved for use this year. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adr-mechanism-takes-shape

Ministry pledges improved dispute arbitration

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training set its goals for this year and announced its accomplishments from 2021, saying it has achieved successes in improving working conditions across the Kingdom, conducted widespread training and created jobs in both the formal and informal sectors.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-pledges-improved-dispute-arbitration

Residence, family books free of charge, district police say

The seven commune police stations in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district have been instructed to pay more attention to the issuance of residence and family books to people changing their residence or moving from one village or commune to another. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/residence-family-books-free-charge-district-police-say

Japan provides $220,000 in financial assistance to ECCC

The Government of Japan on February 4 disbursed an amount of $220,000 as its contribution to the United Nations component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)’s budget.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501020562/japan-provides-220000-in-financial-assistance-to-eccc/

Two more land in court for Tonle Sap encroachment

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on December 22 detained a commune chief in Preah Netr Preah district and a reporter from the Khmer Student News Unit on charges of illegal encroachment, occupation and sale of state land that is part of Region 3 of the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-more-land-court-tonle-sap-encroachment

Eight-year dispute on stall owner status over

Thirty-two vendors from Samaki market in Kampot province and the owner of stalls there have agreed to accept a four-point solution to end a long-running dispute over the ownership of market stalls. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eight-year-dispute-stall-owner-status-over

KOICA to offer online course on Cambodia court administration improvement

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Cambodia office will organise an online training programme on “Cambodia Court Administration Improvement (Cambodia)” from Sept. 6 to 17, said a KOICA’s press release AKP received this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50927016/koica-to-offer-online-course-on-cambodia-court-administration-improvement/

PP court sentences union leader Rong Chhun to two years in jail over the border comments

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today sentenced union leader Rong Chhun and two others to between two years and 20 months in prison for inciting people against the government over a claim the government had ceded land to Vietnam along their shared border in Tboung Khmum ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918491/pp-court-sentences-union-leader-rong-chhun-to-two-years-in-jail-over-the-border-comments/

Ministry of Justice wraps up case backlog clean-up effort

The Ministry of Justice on June 29 announced the end of its campaign to resolve the backlog of court cases in municipal and provincial courts after implementing the 13-month programme starting May 18 last year.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-justice-wraps-case-backlog-clean-effort

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. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-discuss-31-reforms

Land disputants beat prosecutor for intervening

Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district administration is investigating a land dispute in Phnom Tbeng II commune’s Kdak village after a provincial court deputy prosecutor, Vuth Savy, was beaten while leading a force to stop forest encroachment in the area on March 24. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-disputants-beat-prosecutor-intervening

Indigenous villagers put under court supervision

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged three members of an indigenous community in Laoka village of Sen Monorom town’s Sokdum commune with aggravated intentional damage and violence against a real estate agent and ordered them to appear at the court once a month. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indigenous-villagers-put-under-court-supervision

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