Law and judiciary

Law making process

Backlash on public order draft law

The Ministry of Interior’s new public order draft law which aims to strengthen peace and security by regulating public behaviour, including imposing a dress code, has drawn mixed reactions. ...

Srey Lux Sok
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751388/backlash-on-public-order-draft-law/

Relevant legislation: Ministry drafting new immigration law

A ministry working group is drafting a new law aimed to effectively manage immigrants and all foreigners in the Kingdom as Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the current Law on Immigration has many “loopholes and challenges” in its implementation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749526/relevant-legislation-ministry-drafting-new-immigration-law/

Ministry holds consultations on draft tech crime law with US experts

The Ministry of Interior on Monday held an online consultation with representatives from the US Embassy and US technology companies regarding Cambodia’s draft cybercrime law. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734633/ministry-holds-consultations-on-draft-tech-crime-law-with-us-experts/

State of Emergency draft signed into law

Acting Head of State Say Chhum yesterday signed the draft law on “State of Emergency” into legislation after the Constitutional Council of Cambodia unanimously approved it earlier this week, a decree obtained yesterday evening revealed. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718535/state-of-emergency-draft-signed-into-law/

Senate greenlights draft law before submission to the CCC

The Constitutional Council of Cambodia is expected to review the “State of Emergency” draft law soon after it was unanimously adopted by legislative bodies, passing it to the final phase of becoming legislation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714778/senate-greenlights-draft-law-before-submission-to-the-ccc/

Senate begins discussing State of Emergency draft law

The Senate’s permanent committee today is handing over the draft law on “State of Emergency” to its expert commission for study before its upcoming plenary session. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50712641/senate-begins-discussing-state-of-emergency-draft-law/

Senate set to review emergency law

The Senate’s Standing Committee is set to convene a meeting on Monday to review the state of emergency draft law after it was unanimously passed by the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday. Senate spokesman Mam Bun Neang said the committee will put the law up ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senate-set-review-emergency-law

National Assembly unanimously approves draft social security bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft Law on Social Security Scheme, which consists of 11 chapters and 107 articles. Passed by the Council of Ministers in early August, the bill was approved by all 105 members present at the assembly. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-unanimously-approves-draft-social-security-bill

Assembly passes construction bill

The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/assembly-passes-construction-bill

Government discusses new draft law aimed at construction safety

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Thursday met for talks with members of the Supreme Council of Consultation and Recommendations over a draft law aimed at ensuring quality and safety in construction. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-discusses-new-draft-law-aimed-construction-safety

Ministries review content of draft law on cybercrime

The ministries of Interior and Justice and relevant officials are currently reviewing a draft law on cybercrime. Legal experts held a meeting on Wednesday to review its contents at the Ministry of Interior, and chaired by two ministries’ secretaries of state Bun Hun and Lam ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-review-content-draft-law-cybercrime

Key commerce laws to be passed this year

A raft of new laws to boost the local economy is in the pipeline and will be passed before the end of the year, according to a senior public official. Mao Thora, secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce, told Khmer Times on Tuesday that the E-commerce ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622358/key-commerce-laws-to-be-passed-this-year/

Access to Information draft law ready

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith yesterday confirmed that the draft law on Access to Information has been inserted into the 6th mandate of the government’s strategic plan. In an announcement dated yesterday that addressed public and civil society groups’ requests, Mr Kanharith said the ministry had ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50577422/access-to-information-draft-law-ready/

NGOs call for speedy passage of information freedom law

A group of 19 non-governmental organisations and associations have urged the Kingdom’s legislative and executive bodies to expedite the passage of a draft law on freedom of information, which the group said had been delayed for years. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-call-speedy-passage-information-freedom-law

Surrogacy law progresses

Interior Minister Sar Kheng is monitoring the progress of a draft law aimed at addressing the problem of surrogacy in the Kingdom, which is now being debated at the inter-ministerial level. Mr Kheng on Tuesday evening briefed Donica Pottie, Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, on the ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50553934/surrogacy-law-progresses/

Parliament passes minimum wage law

The National Assembly yesterday adopted a draft minimum wage law, which aims to promote decent living standards for the country’s 780,000 textile workers. More than 100 lawmakers passed the draft law with 33 articles which will benefit workers and the nation as a whole as ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50498654/parliament-passes-minimum-wage-law/

National Assembly OKs mining law amendments

The National Assembly on Thursday approved amendments to Cambodia’s mining laws by revising 11 articles, in a move that would give officials the power to hand out fines or punishments instead of sending all disputes to court. In a full plenary session last week, 112 ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/national-assembly-oks-mining-law-amendments

Senate passes controversial les majeste law

The Senate on Wednesday passed some laws, including an amendment to the Criminal code, which will punish anyone who insults the king with a penalty of one to five years in jail. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109731/senate-passes-controversial-les-majeste-law/

Opposition members criticise law changes

The National Assembly’s spokesman yesterday dismissed a statement released by the dissolved opposition CNRP criticising an extraordinary session of parliament called this week to pass amendments to the Penal Code and constitution. An extraordinary session was held on Wednesday to discuss and then approve the Penal ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108994/opposition-members-criticise-law-changes/

National Assembly passes lèse majesté law, limits to freedom of association

The National Assembly unanimously passed amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code Wednesday that will impose restrictions on political rights and make it illegal to disrespect the King – changes that observers called a “disaster” for civil liberties in the Kingdom. In a full plenary session, ...

Leonie Kijewski and Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/national-assembly-passes-lese-majeste-law-limits-freedom-association

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