Legal professions and services

Regulation of legal professions

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 ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/judges-prosecutors-disciplined

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eyes-sokha-not-welcome-lawyers

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. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-accuse-firm-oknha-of-illegal-logging-104389/

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. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-rejects-injunction-against-sonandos-party-100070/

Meas Muth’s neighbors: opinions never sought

With criticism mounting in recent months over the failure of police to carry out an arrest warrant for Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth, the Interior Ministry has said that it needs to gauge public opinion before taking action. ...

George Wright and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/meas-muths-neighbors-opinions-never-sought-90904/

KR tribunal judge resigns amid police inaction

Mark Harmon, the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s international co-investigating judge, announced Tuesday that he was stepping down from his position following almost a year of inaction by judicial police in executing arrest warrants in two government-opposed cases. ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kr-

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