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The Ministry of Justice launched its new website www.moj.gov.kh in addition to its already existing Facebook page and Telegram service. Hean Rangsey

Ministry of Justice site online

The Ministry of Justice on Monday announced the launch of its new website www.moj.gov.kh in addition to its already existing Facebook page and Telegram service.

Ministry spokesperson Chin Malin on Sunday said the website would add to its existing official Facebook page and other social networking platforms that the ministry operates.

Malin said the website was established to increase the effectiveness in broadcasting information related to the ministry, especially the achievements of legal and judicial system reforms.

“The website will play its roll in educating and broadcasting the law to the public. In the future, it will also broadcast samples of verdicts and judgements of the court so that the public can better understand how decisions are made.

“The website will also provide a foundation for students to conduct research as well,” he said.

The announcement said: “We are pleased to inform the public about this and our group is pleased to receive constructive feedback from the public.”

The launch follows a March 25 press conference where Malin said the ministry is an executive institution controlled by the Royal Government.

“The ministry has essential duties to draft laws, prepare the policy framework for the court to implement and follow up on policy implementation that has been set out,” he said.

He said this meant that the ministry’s role is to prepare the law, implement it and follow up to see whether or not its implementation is effective.

“If it’s not effective, is it because the law is not good or is still lacking? So, we will draft a new law, amend the old one or delete it. All of these are the ministry’s tasks. [Our role] is not deciding whether someone loses or wins the case or ordering the court to do this and that,” he said.

Over the past four months, Malin said, the ministry has been continuing to work on a legal framework for such areas as the penal code, code of penal procedure, civil code and code of civil procedure.

It is also working on a law on court appointments, a law on statutes for magistrates, and another for prosecutors, and a law on the functions of the Supreme Council of Magistracy.

Besides that, he said, the ministry has duties to arrange laws to make it easier for the court to effectively fulfil its obligations and duties.

“The ministry is drafting three statutes – clerk statutes, notary statutes and bailiff statutes,” he said. The ministry is also reviewing the statute pertaining to attorneys, which he said exists but is outdated.

“It will be updated and modernised in line with the current context. As for the future direction, the ministry will finalise these laws and statutes within the mandate,” he said.

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