Law and judiciary

Legal and judicial system

Cambodia set to have trade, labour courts by end of 2021

Minister of Justice Koeut Rith has directed the formation of two committees to begin the process of establishing separate courts for commercial and labour disputes. According to two decision letters issued on January 21, the committees are comprised of 20 members from the justice ministry, the ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-set-have-trade-labour-courts-end-2021

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/

Eight charged over protected land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district. They were charged under Article 62 of the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705624/eight-charged-over-protected-land-encroachment/

King orders new appeal court staff appointments

King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree ordering the appointment of 18 judges across the three newly established regional Appeal Courts. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-orders-new-appeal-court-staff-appointments

Regional appeal courts set in motion

King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree ordering the opening of three regional appeal courts in Preah Sihanouk, Battambang and Tbong Khmum provinces.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/regional-appeal-courts-set-motion

Cambodian court under fire from opposition, NGOs on second day of Kem Sokha trial

A court in Cambodia held the second day of hearings in the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha on Thursday, as the defendant’s party decried what it called a “political show” orchestrated by the government and authorities came under fire for refusing observers access ...

Joshua Lipes
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/fire-01162020171920.html

Sokha’s treason trial begins

The treason trial of Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha began at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday with the presentation of a two-minute video clip. The footage, which was the basis of the charge against him, was dismissed by ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sokhas-treason-trial-begins

Security beefed up before Sokha trial

Security will be heightened across the Kingdom on Wednesday, especially in the capital and around the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, in preparation for Kem Sokha’s treason trial. The former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was arrested in September 2017 and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/security-beefed-sokha-trial

US told to refrain from interfering in Sokha case

Senior Cambodian officials said on Thursday that the US can monitor Kem Sokha’s trial as it wishes but would not be allowed to interfere in court procedures. The point was made in response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments on Wednesday at a ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/us-told-refrain-interfering-sokha-case

PM tells ministry to ‘work on’ bail for Rainsy plot supporters

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Minister of Justice to work with prosecutors to release on bail under court supervision those activists who had supported Sam Rainsy’s plan to return and overthrow the government. Speaking at the inauguration of a cement factory in Kampot ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-tells-ministry-work-bail-rainsy-plot-supporters

Oknha Sam Ol in court for Mondulkiri illegal logging

Following their arrest on Tuesday, tycoon Soeng Sam Ol, owner of the Master K Sun company, two supervisors and a driver were sent to Mondulkiri provincial court on Thursday on grounds of alleged illegal logging. Meanwhile, National Military Police commander Sao Sokha announced that the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-sam-ol-court-mondulkiri-illegal-logging

Drop journalists’ ‘espionage’ charges, urges rights group

Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement on Wednesday urging Cambodian authorities to drop espionage charges which it deemed politically motivated against two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists and free them of court supervision. But Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin dismissed the statement ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drop-journalists-espionage-charges-urges-rights-group

Unlicensed doctors called by court

The Tbong Khmum provincial court on Monday summoned the first 17 medical practitioners, out of a total of 148, for questioning over allegations they were operating without permission from the provincial health department or the Ministry of Health. The remaining 131 have been summoned for ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unlicensed-doctors-called-court

140 ex-opposition members summoned by courts: rights group

Cambodian courts and police authorities have summoned a total of 140 ex-members of the opposition party in recent weeks, a local human rights group said, as government efforts to intimidate and suppress the opposition continue more than a year after the party was banned. Dozens of ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/ex-opposition-members-summoned-by-courts-rights-group/4930060.html

Court summons Sok Touch over KRP complaint

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a summons for Royal Academy of Cambodia president Sok Touch to appear before it on Friday over alleged incitement and abuse of power. The lawsuit was brought by the Khmer Rise Party after Mr Touch said its thumbprint movement, ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50601841/court-summons-sok-touch-over-krp-complaint/

Court summons issued to Mother Nature founder

“I have my defence right to a court hearing as stated in an international covenant and Cambodian laws. My defence lawyer has tried for more than two-and-a-half years, since March 2016, to push for a hearing. The court dared not schedule a hearing until several ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-summons-issued-mother-nature-founder

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