Projects to improve sub-national mediation, judicial services

The Ministry of Justice is set to sign memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Oxfam Cambodia and the Women Peace Makers on projects that would strengthen its mechanisms and implement sub-national mediation to reduce a backlog of court cases and improve access to judicial services. ...

Ry Sochan

Ministry to punish fraudsters who ink finger without voting

Government officials have threatened that those who boycott the coming election but ink their fingers to indicate they had voted will face punishment according to the law. But analysts and opposition figures say that there is no applicable law relating to such an issue. ...

Niem Chheng

Lèse majesté law in works for Cambodia

The Ministry of Justice today confirmed that a proposed lèse majesté law would be among a series of legal amendments considered by the Constitutional Council on Friday. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson

Improvement pledged after spate of robberies

The Ministry of Justice and other authorities yesterday acknowledged their shortcomings and vowed to improve cooperation, following a second special meeting at the ministry sparked by a recent rash of armed robberies. ...

Lay Samean

PM calls for tougher scrutiny on pardons

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday told the Ministry of Justice to re-check pardon applications from convicted robbers and drug dealers, saying that recidivism is a big problem in the Kingdom.The premier’s statement, made in a speech on Koh Pich, follows a turbulent weekend rife with ...

Pech Sotheary

Human Rights Day protest stays peaceful

Close to 2,000 people, including monks, NGO workers and citizens, marched peacefully to the Ministry of Justice yesterday morning, defying City Hall’s ban on the Human Rights Day protest.Demonstrators from 16 different provinces marched from three separate locations – the Senate, Chenla Cinema and Wat ...

Pech Sotheary and Igor Kossov

Rape victims failed by corrupt system: report

Countless rape victims, many of them children, have been failed by widespread flaws in Cambodia’s justice system, which have led to a “disturbingly low” number of convictions, a new study by the rights group Licadho has found.In its report, Getting Away With It: The Treatment ...

Alice Cuddy and Taing Vida

Provinces tapped for appeal court project

Long-awaited regional appeal courts, intended to ease a logjam of pending cases caused by inmate transportation issues, will be unveiled in three provinces next year, Ministry of Justice officials said yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda

Bail granted for woman accused in mother's death

A Koh Kong woman, who a representative of the rights group Adhoc says was falsely accused of killing her mother in order to steal nearly 400 grams of gold, was released on bail on Friday. ...

Taing Vida

Gov’t gets plaudits for drop in underage sex workers

The International Justice Mission (IJM) yesterday lauded Cambodia’s progress in tackling the child sex trade but stressed more needed to be done, including authorising police to use undercover investigation techniques. ...

Shaun Turton

Judge, prosecutor sue human rights advocate for defamation

Officials at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and Justice Ministry on Thursday confirmed that a prosecutor and judge in Siem Reap are suing human rights advocate Ny Chakrya for defamation over a complaint he filed against them last month. On Thursday, a spokesman for the ...

Mech Dara

More jailed mothers set to be freed

Another 37 female prisoners who are pregnant or have children will receive royal pardons during next week’s Khmer New Year holiday. ...

Chhay Channyda

Gov’t decides on New Year prisoner pardons

The government has finalised plans for next month’s annual Khmer New Year clemency, with more than 800 prisoners across the country expected to receive pardons and sentence reductions, according to an Interior Ministry official. ...

Chhay Channyda

Extradition pact sees next steps

The Ministry of Justice has established a working group to examine a draft extradition treaty with Russia, the latest step in a process that could ultimately see prominent fugitives deported, a ministry spokesman said yesterday. ...

Taing Vida

Holiday clemency requested for 900 prisoners

The names of more than 900 prisoners have been put forward to receive pardons and sentence reductions during next month’s Khmer New Year festivities, officials said yesterday. The inmates were selected by the Ministry of Interior and their cases are now being assessed by the Ministry ...

Chhay Channyda

Release plan ignores issue: org

Local rights group Licadho yesterday praised the government’s plan to release a number of incarcerated women who are pregnant or have their children with them in prison within the next week, but said deeper reforms are needed. In a statement, the NGO said it welcomed an ...

Alice Cuddy and Chhay Channyda

Ousted judge given position in Justice Ministry

Former Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei, who was ousted Tuesday amid claims of corruption at the court, was granted a new position in the Ministry of Justice during the ceremony to replace him on Wednesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Alex Willemyns

Ministry of Justice plans to create Court of Appeals in provinces

The Ministry of Justice plans to create Court of Appeals in seven provinces to help citizens reduce their expenses, an official said Thursday. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Land dispute hearing delayed due to illness

Evictees at war with their former representative filed a complaint yesterday with the Ministry of Justice after the woman at the centre of the argument managed to put off a court hearing, allegedly going to the disputed site instead. Forty villagers went to the Justice ...

Kim Sarom

Report exposes Cambodia’s failure of children

A report based on interviews with 54 children has exposed critical failings in Cambodia’s judicial system, recounting stories of unpleasant experiences in the presence of police, doctors and court rooms. UNICEF and Hagar, a child rights NGO based in Cambodia, released Wednesday “A System Just for ...

Worldbulletin News Staff

Jailed family’s release demanded

Human rights group Adhoc has demanded the release of a couple and their 9-month-old child jailed amid a land dispute in Preah Vihear, calling their arrest a “grave human rights abuse”. ...

Phak Seangly

CCHR delivers petition to Justice Minister calling for an end to impunity

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights said that it would deliver Tuesday a giant photo petition to the Ministry of Justice as part of its annual Campaign to End Impunity. A statement on Monday said that CCHR has collected 263 photos of people holding signs that ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Justice Ministry says hands tied in CNRP arrests

Despite opposition party hopes to the contrary, the Ministry of Justice yesterday rejected the idea that it could intervene in the court system to release Meach Sovannara, a Cambodia National Rescue Party official jailed last week. According to ministry spokesman Kem Santepheap, a letter from CNRP ...

Meas Sokchea and Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

New members named for top judicial council

King Norodom Sihamoni officially appointed new members to the judicial body that oversees the Kingdom’s judges and prosecutors last week, following the passing of a controversial law earlier this year outlining its organisation and functioning. According to a Royal Decree that was signed Thursday by the ...

Cheang Sokha

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