Legal and judicial system

Judiciary and courts

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

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/

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

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

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

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/

Justice ministry: 89 per cent court case backlog cleared

Just 222 days after the launch of a campaign to address the court case backlog throughout the Kingdom, the Ministry of Justice has cleared 35,100, or 89 per cent, out of a total of 39,152 cases that were pending. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-89-cent-court-case-backlog-cleared

Nutrilatt, parents will head to court over formula effects

The Ministry of Commerce’s General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression will send a case involving the parents of 24 infants who were allegedly affected by consuming the milk powder products of Nutrilatt Master LM Co, Ltd to court on November 14. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nutrilatt-parents-will-head-court-over-formula-effects

Justice Ministry reports over 60 percent of lower court cases cleared in 100 days

The Ministry of Justice announced today that it has cleared 63 percent of 8,113 criminal cases at lower courts across the country in the last 100 days as part of the effort to reduce court case backlogs in the Kingdom. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50758070/justice-ministry-reports-over-60-percent-of-lower-court-cases-cleared-in-100-days/

King appoints three new provincial court directors

King Norodom Sihamoni issued a Royal decree on July 18 appointing three new directors to courts in Prey Veng, Preah Sihanouk and Kratie provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746294/king-appoints-three-new-provincial-court-directors/

ECCC dismisses Samphan’s application

The Special Panel of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal yesterday “unanimously dismissed” the former Khmer Rouge’s top leader Khieu Samphan’s application for disqualification of the six appeal judges who adjudicated in Case 002/01 over crimes against humanity. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744687/eccc-dismisses-samphans-application/

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