Judiciary and courts

Judiciary and court structure

Court positions shuffled

The Supreme Council of the Magistracy decided yesterday to appoint or transfer 82 court officials. According to a statement released by the council and signed by its secretary-general Sam Prachea Manith, the judicial body held a vote yesterday during its 28th session while also discussing 11 ...

May Titthara

Minister: hands-off judiciary

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has never interfered in a judicial decision, he said during a speech in front of a half-vacant National Assembly yesterday. ...

Taing Vida

Official pleads self-defense in murder trial

An Interior Ministry official who fatally shot a Phnom Penh village chief, his son and grandson during a bloodbath provoked by a petty financial dispute pleaded self-defense during his trial on Wednesday.   ...

Ouch Sony

Gov’t prepares labor court for 2017

Government officials said the country’s Labor Court will be established in early 2017 while relevant officials study the technicalities of the court and get information as well as expertise from similar courts in other countries. Of all potential stakeholders, unions say they are the most ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodia judicial system failing rape survivors: report

Survivors of rape in Cambodia are being failed by a judicial system mired in corruption, where perpetrators can pay to have charges dropped and some victims have to marry their attackers, according to a report released Sunday. ...

Lauren Crothers

Jailed senator denied appeal for release on bail

An opposition senator who has been jailed since August has lost an appeal to be released on bail. He will appeal the bail to the Supreme Court, he said. ...

Socheata Hean

Reporters submit complaint over border skirmish

Four journalists who say they were chased by a machete-wielding man on Friday as they attempted to investigate reports of smuggling across the Chambok border checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province filed a complaint with the provincial court yesterday accusing the man of attempted murder. ...

Aun Pheap

Robbers’ terms made concurrent

Both Prum Chan Samnang, a 20-year-old former Smart Axiata employee, and Phy Phirum, a 20-year-old air conditioning technician, were lucky enough to receive a rare “consolidation of sentences” yesterday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Telecom Cambodia workers protest over missing money

Dozens of employees of Telecom Cambodia protested outside the state-owned company’s head office in Phnom Penh on Monday over allegations that a manager pocketed $230,000 in payments from a private firm. ...

Sek Odom

On trial, former counselor to Vietnam denies forging letter

Cambodia’s former deputy consul-general to Ho Chi Minh City denied forging a document to help a private company smuggle luxury-grade wood into Vietnam during the first day of his trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday. ...

Ouch Sony

Court questions district police chief, student in rape case

The Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Tuesday questioned a district police chief over allegations that he raped a high school student in his office last month but did not charge the official, who has been suspended pending investigations by the court and National Police. ...

Huot Chanpav

Adhoc tells bar request for case files ordinary

Rights group Adhoc has hit back at accusations from the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia that it interferes in judicial proceedings involving its lawyers, saying that the group had merely requested that a backlog of case files be moved from the home of ...

Matt Blomberg and Khy Sovuthy

Verdict in agriculture fraud case delayed

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday delayed a verdict in the $1-million fraud case brought by a Phnom Penh dentist against Cambodian-American businessman Richer San and three of his associates, saying further investigation is needed. ...

Khuon Narim and Simon Henderson

Release of French Pedophile sparks outrage

This month’s early release of convicted French pedophile Philipe Broaly – despite ongoing court appeals – is an insult to victims and a huge step backwards for child protection in Cambodia, multiple NGOs have warned.  ...

Jack Laurenson

Court to fast-track trial of ‘insurrectionists’

A year after a protest at Freedom Park that turned violent and was labeled an attempted insurrection, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday announced that it would fast-track the trial of 11 men arrested in its aftermath and ordered them not to leave the ...

Khy Sovuthy

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