Judges and prosecutors will participate in workshops of the German NGO KAS
The Ministry of Justice and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) of Germany will co-organize a workshop at the end of November to exchange experiences and build the capacity of judges and prosecutors in response to social developments, in particular money laundering. money and human trafficking.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Chin Malin led an online meeting on October 31 with KAS representatives in Asia to discuss further cooperation. The meeting established plans to implement training workshops for ministry officials, including judges and prosecutors.
During the meeting, they discussed the workshop, as well as a study trip for Cambodian judges and prosecutors to Germany early next year to visit the country and examine their legal practices, according to the press release. ministry press.
Malin told the Post that the two parties have worked together on numerous training programs, as well as in other areas.
“This time the focus is on new developments in money laundering, human trafficking and drug trafficking. We must adopt new skills and techniques to suppress these transnational crimes,” he said.
He added that the upcoming workshop was an opportunity for both parties to share experiences and learn from each other.
“Twenty to 30 participants, including law enforcement officials, judges, prosecutors and ministry officials, will attend a workshop on money laundering and human trafficking later this month” , did he declare.
Am Sam Ath, deputy director of advocacy group LICADHO, said the training session and experience sharing was good for Cambodia.
He added that although Cambodia has many judicial officials, some of them need to gain a better understanding of justice, especially judges, prosecutors and court officials. He hopes that the continued experience of international standards will develop and improve the judicial system.
“We have heard numerous demands from the international community and the UN for Cambodia to reform the judiciary and the judicial system, in order to guarantee its independence and public confidence,” he said. .
He added that professional practices are one thing, but there remains a lot of criticism of the Kingdom’s justice system. There were still gaps in some areas, he suggested, including international standards and human rights, and labor and commercial courts still needed to be established, as well as a branch that would focus on women and children.
According to the Ministry of Justice, KAS has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the ministry, focusing on capacity development of judicial institutions. Its purpose is to support legal reform programs and the courts.