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

A new prosecutor for Banteay Meanchey

Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Meas Chan Piseth will next week replace Banteay Meanchey Provincial Prosecutor Phan Vannarath, who is taking a position in the Ministry of Justice at the end of a nearly five-year term in office.     ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Constitutional Council sees in new members

Three newcomers officially took up their positions at the Constitutional Council yesterday, the body announced. Im Chhun Lim, former minister of land management, officially began his tenure as head of the council after being appointed by the Supreme Council of Magistracy and voted chief by ...

Lay Samean

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

Hun Sen calls for urgent measure against judge releasing tycoon Thong Sarath’s parents

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday has proposed the Supreme Council of Magistracy to take urgent measure on a judge responsible for releasing parents of fugitive Thong Sarath on bail. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Chief of Phnom Penh Court replaced amid murder scandal

The chief judge at Phnom Penh Municipal Court has replaced, in a shake-up at the behest of Prime Minister Hun Sen, as the court pursues an ongoing murder investigation. Hours after Hun Sen’s order, the chief of Phnom Penh’s court, Ang Maldey, was fired and ...

Heng Reaksmey,

Vote held in contempt

The National Assembly yesterday appointed a ruling Cambodian People’s Party stalwart to fill the final seat of the judicial body that oversees the Kingdom’s judges and prosecutors and whose political independence is already a target of criticism. A majority of 66 parliamentarians voted Ith Rady, an ...

Meas Sokchea and Kevin Ponniah

King OKs judiciary laws

Three widely condemned laws concerning the operation of the Kingdom’s judiciary were officially signed into effect by King Norodom Sihamoni last month, according to recent copies of the Royal Book. ...

Stuart White

Cambodian cabinet approves 3 draft laws to strengthen judicial system

The Council of Ministers of Cambodia on Friday passed three draft laws, designed to strengthen the country’s longtime-criticized judicial system, according to a government media statement. The green light was given during a weekly cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Authint Mail News Staff

Shake-up may move judicial figures to new positions

Twenty judges and prosecutors may soon find themselves pulling up stakes and tackling new jurisdictions, according to a draft list detailing a wide-ranging judicial reshuffling obtained by thePost yesterday. In the proposed shake-up, Phnom Penh Municipal Court president Chiv Keng will be moved into a position as ...

Meas Sokchea

Judicial reform drafts to move forward in March

Three judicial reform draft laws will be submitted to the Council of Ministers last this month, justice officials said Wednesday. The draft laws deal with the functions of the courts and the conduct of judges and prosecutors, as well as an oversight body called the Supreme ...

Kong Sothanarith

Cambodian judge sued for threatening to shoot villagers in land disputes

Over 100 families, who live in Kampong Chhnang, filed complaints against a provincial court judge and his group for allegedly threatening to shoot them in land disputes. The residents sued San Sophat, a judge at Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court, his bodyguard, and Hem Dara, a lawyer, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Ministries Discuss New Appeal Courts, Judicial Reform

The Ministry of Justice is moving ahead with plans to expand the Appeal Court system around the country as part of inter-ministerial talks that began on Monday on the subject of judicial reform. The talks, which are expected to wrap up today, focus on a long-awaited ...

Khuon Narim and Lauren Crothers

Judicial reform pledged by PM

The Cambodian government has privately pledged that it will pass the long-awaited “three fundamental laws” aimed at reforming the judiciary during the first session of parliament in early 2014, UN rights envoy Surya Subedi said. The laws – which focus on codifying the court’s jurisdiction, laying ...

Kevin Ponniah

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