Law and judiciary

Legal and judicial system

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/

Out-of-court dispute service being encouraged

The National Authority for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution (NAOCDR) is working with about 40 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to encourage people to resolve issues out-of-court. ... ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501424133/out-of-court-dispute-service-being-encouraged/

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

Out-of-court resolution of disputes BAKC focus

Ly Chantola, president of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC), has outlined the body’s direction for 2024, with a primary focus on out-of-court dispute resolution in line with the priorities laid out by Prime Minister Hun Manet and the Ministry of Justice. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/out-court-resolution-disputes-bakc-focus

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 pushes for commercial, labour courts in next five-year mandate

Prime Minister Hun Sen requested that the Ministry of Justice prepare legal frameworks that will expedite the formation of dedicated commercial and labour courts. ... ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-pushes-commercial-labour-courts-next-five-year-mandate

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

Commercial Court could function ‘as early as 2024’: Justice ministry officials

A Ministry of Justice official said that a Commercial Court could be established and put into action as soon as 2024. Addressing the February 2 "AmCham Business Law Conclave: Critical Updates That You Need to Know for 2023" in Phnom Penh, justice ministry secretary of state ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/commercial-court-could-function-early-2024-justice-ministry-officials

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

Justice ministry plans launch of expert mediator unit next year

The Ministry of Justice plans to establish an expert unit to resolve disputes out of court, focusing on civil and minor misdemeanour cases in a bid to minimise case backlog, improve access to judicial services for the average persons, and create a culture of understanding ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-plans-launch-expert-mediator-unit-next-year

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/

Legal and Judicial Development Project (Phase VI) officially launched

The Ministry of Justice and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed an agreement to officially launch a five-year Technical Cooperation Project called “The Legal and Judicial Development Project (Phase VI)”. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501095967/legal-and-judicial-development-project-phase-vi-officially-launched/

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

Ministry pledges improved dispute arbitration

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training set its goals for this year and announced its accomplishments from 2021, saying it has achieved successes in improving working conditions across the Kingdom, conducted widespread training and created jobs in both the formal and informal sectors. ...  ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-pledges-improved-dispute-arbitration

Residence, family books free of charge, district police say

The seven commune police stations in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district have been instructed to pay more attention to the issuance of residence and family books to people changing their residence or moving from one village or commune to another. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/residence-family-books-free-charge-district-police-say

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

Eight-year dispute on stall owner status over

Thirty-two vendors from Samaki market in Kampot province and the owner of stalls there have agreed to accept a four-point solution to end a long-running dispute over the ownership of market stalls. ... ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eight-year-dispute-stall-owner-status-over

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