NGO Says Dispatch of Troops Against Protesters Unjustifiable

Soldiers should not have been deployed in support of a warrant to arrest land dispute protesters in Kratie province in May—an operation that led to the killing of a 14-year-old girl by armed forces, a Japanese human rights group said in a new report. The report ...

Phnom Penh Clerk Charged With Taking $250K

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged one of its own clerks [Kruoch Borath] with breach of trust for taking $250,000 dollars that was paid to the clerk to facilitate a speedy trial without “problems,” officials said. [Another clerk for Judge Lim Meng] Mr. Khen ...

Court drops Wutty case

Five months after the fatal shooting of forestry activist Chut Wutty, Koh Kong Provincial Court dropped his case yesterday morning, saying they would only be looking into the shooting of the man who allegedly killed Wutty – a trial that wound up lasting less than ...

Sonando Verdict a Tough Test for KRT Legacy

When the international community hammered out a hard-fought deal with the government in 2001 for a war crimes tribunal to try the most senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, they hoped their efforts would also set an example for local court system riddled with ...

In Cambodian Courts, Scales of Justice Are Tilted

An investigation into the February shooting of three female garment workers by the former governor of Bavet City, Chhouk Bundith, will be completed and sent to a prosecutor for review by the end of the week, a Svay Rieng Provincial Court official said yesterday. Despite the ...

Maid in landmark abuse case returns to Cambodia

The first Cambodian maid to successfully sue her employer in a Malaysian court came home on Sunday, and is leveraging her landmark case to insist that more victims seek compensation through the legal system. ...

Cables reveal US positivity

US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have shown a positive light towards two high-profile court cases in Cambodia. One case concerns the trafficking and physical abuse of an 11 year old girl and was Cambodia’s first case of human trafficking to be prosecuted. The cables ...

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