Cambodia’s Constitution of 1993 with Amendments through 2008


Judicial Independence

 
Article 51. The Kingdom of Cambodia adopts a liberal multi-party democratic policy. Khmer citizens are the masters of their own country. All power belongs to the citizens. The citizens exercise their powers through the National Assembly, the Senate, the Royal Government and the Judiciary. The legislative, executive and judicial powers shall be separate. Article 128. The Judicial is an independent power. The Judiciary shall be impartial and protect the rights and freedom of citizens. The Judiciary shall consider all legal cases including administrative cases. This power shall be vested in the Supreme Court and in all courts of all sectors and levels.
 

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

 
Article 133. Judges shall not be dismissed. However, the Supreme Council of the Magistracy shall take disciplinary actions against any judge who makes mistake(s). Article 134. The Supreme Council of the Magistracy shall be established by an organic law that determines its composition and functions. The Supreme Council of the Magistracy shall be chaired by the King. The King may appoint his representative to chair the Supreme Council of the Magistracy. The Supreme Council of the Magistracy shall make requests to the King on the appointment of judges and prosecutors to all courts. The Supreme Council of the Magistracy shall, when deciding on disciplinary actions against judges or prosecutors, meet under the chairmanship of the President of the Supreme Court or the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court depending on whether the case relates to judges or prosecutors.
 

Attorney General’s Office

 
Article 134. […] The Supreme Council of the Magistracy shall make requests to the King on the appointment of judges and prosecutors to all courts. […]

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime