Law and judiciary
Legal professions and services
Minister of Interior hopes for more Japanese assistance in de-centralization efforts
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior, expressed that his hopes that the Government of Japan would continue to assist Cambodia in its efforts of de-centralization reforms. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
Overarching problems hinder search for justice for abused women: BAKC
Despite the implementation of provisions to defend abused women and girls in 2021, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) noted some challenges due to the lack of cooperation by relevant specialised state institutions. ...
Kampong Cham imposes private tutor ban for state teachers
The Kampong Cham provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sports has prohibited teachers from tutoring extra classes outside regular state hours. ...
Bar Association plans expansion of free services in 2022
Over the past year, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has provided legal services to the poor in over 6,000 cases and their volunteer lawyers plan to continue expanding their free legal services to the poor to ensure Cambodians’ rights to equal ...
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. ...
Foreign lawyers told to register with BAKC
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has announced new requirements for professional foreign lawyers who are working at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to register with the BAKC for certificates authorising them to practice law in the kingdom, ...
Judges, prosecutors ‘disciplined’
Twelve judges and five prosecutors were verbally “disciplined” yesterday during a meeting of the Supreme Council of Magistracy presided over by King Norodom Sihamoni. Sam Prachea Manith, spokesman for the council, declined to name the people singled out. “This is for a small mistake that they forgot ...
Eyes on Sokha not welcome: lawyers
Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha’s lawyers have said that they are under surveillance during meetings with their client in Tbong Khmum’s Trapaing Thlong prison, which they yesterday called a violation of their rights ensuring client-attorney conversations are confidential. ...
Chhay Channyda and Ananth Baliga
Legal firm to help elite gain dual citizenship
A NEW international law firm is preparing to set up shop to provide foreign citizenship or residency services to Cambodia’s wealthy elite by helping to facilitate large overseas investments as well as business expansion plans. ...
Matthieu de Gaudemar
Courts ‘must solve’ corruption conundrum
Cambodia’s judicial system is troubled by a cycle of corruption, with both sides of the bench accusing the other of perpetuating the practice of bribery, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) Chairman Om Yentieng said on Thursday at the inauguration of the new bar association president. ...
Former bar president back on top
Twelve years after being ousted as president of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) amid a bitter dispute with the prime minister’s attorney, human rights lawyer Suon Visal has been voted back into the lawyer association’s top position. ...
Magistracy meet calls for order in the court
Judge and prosecutors were called to a two-day workshop to address the sector’s pervasive ethics challenges, but legal experts said change could not occur until there were concrete rules, instead of vague moral guidelines. ...
Mech Dara and Erin Handley
After dispute, ACU to monitor judicial exams
Following a long delay due to a dispute between the Royal Academy for Judicial Professionals and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), the annual exam for prospective judges has been rescheduled for next month, officials said on Tuesday. ...
Police accuse firm, Oknha of illegal logging
In a rare move, the National Police on Monday leveled accusations of illegal logging against a number of government-granted economic land concessions (ELCs) in the eastern province of Mondolkiri, singling out a Chinese-owned rubber plantation and wealthy businessman Soeng Sam Ol. ...
ACU battles judicial association on corruption
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has refused to supervise the upcoming exam for new judges organized by the Royal Academy for Judicial Professions (RAJP), claiming that the RAJP “lacks the will” to work with them on fighting against widespread judicial corruption. ...
ACU rejects request to observe exam
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has rejected a request from the Royal Academy for Judicial Professionals to provide observers at the upcoming exam for new judges and prosecutors, according to a letter posted to the unit’s website on Sunday. ...
Court rejects injunction against Sonando’s party
A court complaint lodged by the vice president of charismatic radio station owner Mam Sonando’s political party seeking its eventual dissolution has been thrown out of court. ...
Lawyers vote in wake of damning report
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) will hold its eighth election today at its headquarters in Sen Sok district. ...
Court sentences land activist brothers to five years in prison
The Svay Rieng Provincial Court has sentenced three community activists to five years in jail for clearing trees on state land claimed by several dozen local farmers. ...