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Phnom Penh Appeal Court in 2019. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Defendants Not Fully Informed of Trial Rights, CCHR Finds

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights has called on judges to “inform and fully explain” to all defendants both their rights during trial and the charges against them, citing a 16-month review of proceedings at the Phnom Penh Appeal Court.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng speaks in Battambang province on January 9, 2020, in a photo posted to Kheng’s Facebook page.

Sar Kheng Advocates for Reform of the Courts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday called for reforms in the country’s judiciary, which has been ranked among the worst in the world in terms of corruption and government influence.

Gov’t Urged to Act on Women Raising Children Behind Bars

As prisoner numbers continue to swell far beyond the capacities of Cambodia’s overcrowded jails, the government has been urged to act on pledges to reduce the number of incarcerated women giving birth and raising children behind bars.