Law and judiciary
PM set to provide lawyers to women in ‘entertainment services’ industry
Prime Minister Hun Sen instructed Ky Tech, the head of his pro bono legal aid team, to provide legal advice and representation to women working in the entertainment sector across the country in order to protect the rights of women in an industry where they ...
Hun Manet cheers prominent lawyer groups on for 2023
A high-ranking military official on January 20 called on members of the Royal Government Attorney Group (RGAG) and Samdech Techo Sen’s Voluntary Lawyers Group to remain engaged in government efforts to advance the rule of law, reform the legal and judiciary systems, combat corruption, strengthen ...
NagaWorld’s dispute meetings in stalemate after ninth round talks
The ninth meeting between NagaWorld and worker representatives has ended in a stalemate, with both sides failing to reach a compromise, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...
US funding wildlife crimes training for court officials
The Ministry of Justice and Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) conducted the first training courses on “Skills to Address International Wildlife Trafficking for Cambodian Prosecutors and Judges”. ...
BAKC defends more than 4,000 court cases
Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) president Ly Chantola on Saturday said that the association’s lawyers have defended 4,038 cases representing 6,692 people so far this year. ...
BAKC inks MoU for victimised women
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) will work with Cambodia National Council for Women to provide legal defence services and train enforcement officials in relevant laws. ...
Over 2,000 receive free legal aid
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) announced that over a period of 100 days they had provided free legal representation in 2,167 cases on behalf of poor people. ...
Hun Sen sponsors pro-bono lawyer group
The Senate’s Commission on Human Rights, Complaint Reception and Investigation and the Samdech Techo Sen Volunteer Lawyers signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint cooperation aimed at enforcing the law on protecting the people’s rights and interests and especially protecting vulnerable women and people ...
BAKC vows to expand pro bono legal services
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has vowed to expand the scope of pro bono defence consultations for the poor and called on lawyers around the country to participate in serving social justice and contribute to reducing the effects of poverty. ...
Call for all lawyers to provide free services to the poor
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has issued a letter calling on all lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor. ...
New Bar Association policy to provide pro bono legal aid
The Bar Association has introduced a new policy by calling on its members to defend the poor and to provide advice, counselling and legal services voluntarily to the public at each lawyer’s office free of charge. ...
Legal assistance sought for juvenile victims, offenders
Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) president Ly Chantola said the BAKC is collaborating with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide legal assistance to both juvenile victims and offenders at court hearings across the country. ...
BAKC represents poor in nearly 5,000 cases
As of November, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has provided legal representation in nearly 5,000 cases for poor people at the Phnom Penh municipal and provincial courts, an increase of nearly 30 per cent compared to the same period last year. ...
Bar association builds room for lawyer, client consultation
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has set up a legal office in all 25 municipal-provincial prisons to make it easier to maintain confidentiality between lawyers and clients in preparation for court proceedings. ...
CHRC marks notable achievements in providing free legal aid
The Cambodian Human Rights Committee on Tuesday underlined three notable achievements made by its legal team, which it created last year to provide free legal services to the underprivileged. ...
Human rights committee’s legal hotline receives praise
Civil societies on Tuesday applauded the Cambodian Human Rights Committee’s (CHRC) new legal hotline meant to promote access to justice and empower financially vulnerable people. CHRC spokesman Chin Malin told The Post on Thursday that a 35-strong legal team is to be placed on standby ...
Legal policy on marginalised groups finished by gov’t, EU
Ministry of Justice and the European Union (EU) experts have finalised the draft policy to provide legal aid to marginalised groups in rural areas in the Kingdom. The ministry and the EU completed the draft during their Technical Support for Legal Aid Policy Development workshop ...
Legal aid budget to rise by half
The government is to give the Bar Association a 50 percent boost in the legal aid budget by 2018 to pay lawyers who defend the poor for free. ...
Japan Provides US$1.22 Million to ECCC
The Government of Japan has recently disbursed an amount of US$1,221,818 as its 2017 Fiscal Year contribution to the United Nations component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). ...
UN envoy offers help with surrogacy laws
Visiting U.N. envoy Rhona Smith on Tuesday offered to help Cambodia draft its first laws on surrogacy, a ministry spokesman said. The special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, who arrived on Monday for a 10-day visit, met with Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to discuss ...