Legal and judicial system

Judiciary and courts

Phnom Penh court issues six to eight years jail sentence on Mother Nature activists, four arrested outside

On Tuesday morning, four out of 10 Mother Nature activists were arrested shortly after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court dropped its verdict on them for insulting the King and plotting to overthrow the government. ...

CamboJA News
https://cambojanews.com/phnom-penh-court-issues-six-to-eight-years-jail-sentence-on-mother-nature-activists-four-arrested-outside/

Ministry orders relevant parties to discipline errant judges and prosecutors

The Ministry of Justice ordered the relevant parties to reprimand judges or prosecutors who break the rules in order to ensure the efficacy of judicial reform and to increase the effectiveness of the law and the judiciary, in accordance with the government’s Pentagonal Strategy. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501483935/ministry-orders-relevant-parties-to-discipline-errant-judges-and-prosecutors/

Ministry sets up new task force to monitor, expedite court cases

The Ministry of Justice has set up a new task force to monitor court cases involving drugs, traffic and civil status cases to expedite the resolution of cases in the courts. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501431785/ministry-sets-up-new-task-force-to-monitor-expedite-court-cases/

Justice ministry vows to investigate allegations of court delays, lockups

A Senior Ministry of Justice official has said that the ministry will investigate claims made by rights group ADHOC about “serious delays” in court cases. Should the findings be based on evidence, the ministry will take action. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-vows-to-investigate-allegations-of-court-delays-lockups

Justice ministry vows to investigate allegations of court delays, lockups

A Senior Ministry of Justice official has said that the ministry will investigate claims made by rights group ADHOC about “serious delays” in court cases. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-vows-to-investigate-allegations-of-court-delays-lockups

PM calls for quick establishment of commercial court

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the Ministry of Justice to expedite the establishment of a commercial court and to operationalise it as soon as this year. This is to ensure the resolution of trade and business disputes and to improve the investment and business climate ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501314495/pm-calls-for-quick-establishment-of-commercial-court/

PM orders the judiciary to join out-of-court solution

Prime Minister Hun Sen said he has ordered the government’s lawyers, judicial officials, and legal experts to cooperate jointly with local officials to boost out-of-court dispute settlements at the community level. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501304394/pm-orders-the-judiciary-to-join-out-of-court-solution/

Criminal background check process goes digital

To increase the efficiency of criminal background checks, the Ministry of Justice will trial a digital application process from February 6. In a February 3 public notice, the ministry said that moving the process to a digital platform would makes applications faster and easier for the ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/criminal-background-check-process-goes-digital

NagaWorld unionists ask court to tell them their bail conditions

Six NagaWorld union members want the Phnom Penh court to tell them the exact conditions under which they were given bail, after union president Chhim Sithar was arrested in November for allegedly violating a court-ordered travel ban. ...

Pa Sokheng
https://vodenglish.news/nagaworld-unionists-ask-court-to-tell-them-their-bail-conditions/

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

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