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Litigation: Royal Decrees Concerning the Establishment of the Court of Appeal and Office of the Prosecutor General attached the Court of Appeal in Phnom Penh, Tboung Khmum region, Battambang region, and Preah Sihanouk region.

Date of publication: 23-09-2019


Category: Legal updates


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Royal DecreesConcerning the Establishment of the Court of Appeal and Office of the Prosecutor General attached the Court of Appeal in Phnom Penh, Tboung Khmum region, Battambang region, and Preah Sihanouk region

On August 17th, 2019, His Majesty the King NORODOMSIHAMONI issued four Royal Decrees (No. នស/រកត/1819/1300, No. នស/រកត/1819/1301, No. នស/រកត/1819/1302, No. នស/រកត/1819/1303) concerning the Establishment of the Courts of Appeal and Office of the Prosecutor General attached to the Courts of Appeal in Phnom Penh, Tboung Khmum region, Battambangregion, and Preah Sihanouk region.

The date of establishment, location, and jurisdiction of the four Courts of Appeal are:

1. Phnom Penh Court of Appeal and the Office of the Prosecutor General attached to the Phnom Penh Court of Appeal, Phnom PenhCapital City.

(i.) Any appeals to the decisionsof the Provincial Courts of First Instance and Offices of the ProsecutorGeneral Attached to the Provincial Courts of First Instance of Phnom PenhCapital City; and Kandal Province;

(ii.) Cases that have already beensubmitted to the Phnom Penh Court of Appeal and the Office of the ProsecutorGeneral attached to the Phnom Penh Court of Appeal for adjudication;

(iii.) Cases that are remanded bythe Supreme Court; and

(iv.) In case any other Regional Courtsof Appeal and Offices of the Prosecutor General attached to those RegionalCourts of Appeal are still unable to operate, Phnom Penh Region Appellate Courtand Office of the Prosecutor General attached to Phnom Penh Region AppellateCourt shall have the authority.

2. Court of Appeal of Tboung Khmum Region and the Office of the Prosecutor General attached to the Court of Appeal of Tboung Khmum Region, Tboung Khmum Province will be operating on April 01, 2020.

(i.) Any appeals to the decisionsof the Provincial Courts of First Instance and Offices of the ProsecutorGeneral Attached to the Provincial Courts of First Instance of: Kampong ChamProvince, Kampong Thom Province, Preah Vihear Province, Kratie Province, StungTreng Province, Ratanak Kiri Province, Mondul Kiri Province, Prey Veng Province,Svay Rieng Province, and Tboung Khmum Province;

(ii.) Cases that are remanded bythe Supreme Court.

3. Court of Appeal of BattambangRegion and the Office of the Prosecutor General attached to the Court of Appealof Battambang Region, Battambang Province will be operating April 01, 2020.

(i.) Any appeals to the decisions of the Provincial Courts of First Instance and Offices of the Prosecutor General Attached to the Provincial Courts of First Instance of: Kompong Chhnang Province, Pursat Province, Battambang Province, Pailin Province, Banteay Meanchey Province, and Siem Reap Province;

(ii.) Cases that are remanded by the Supreme Court.

4. Court of Appeal of Preah Sihanouk Region and the Office of the Prosecutor General attached to the Court of Appeal of Preah Sihanouk Region, Preah Sihanouk Province will be operating on April 01, 2020.

(i.) Any appeals to the decisions of the Provincial Courts of First Instance and Offices of the Prosecutor General Attached to the Provincial Courts of First Instance of: Takeo Province, Kampot Province, Kampong Speu Province, Koh Kong Province, and Preah Sihanouk Province.

(ii.) Cases that are remanded by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Council of the Magistracy and Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen are responsible for the implementation of these Royal Decrees.