NO RULE OF LAW IN CAMBODIA

Heavy police forces deployed along road to Phnom Penh Onternational Airport awaiting return of Mr. Sam Rainsy-16/11/15

Heavy police forces deployed along road to Phnom Penh Onternational Airport awaiting return of Mr. Sam Rainsy-16/11/15

MP, Eng Chhay Ieng strongly questions the legality of the arrest warrant against Mr. Sam Rainsy. He raised all these questions this morning at the meeting of the National Assembly Permanent Committee which had the stripping of Mr. Sam Rainsy’s immunity on its agenda.

The key legal issues which international community should raise with the government:

1/ the 13/11/15 arrest warrant is based on the decision of the Court of Appeals in March 2013.

Question: Mr. Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia after a royal pardon on 19/07/13 and exercise his political rights since then. Why the Courts did not take action during the past two years?

2/ NEC cleared for and accepted the candidacy of Mr. Sam Rainsy as MP. The President of the National Assembly officially proclaimed the legality of the candidacy and the proclamation was posted to the for objection on 28/07/14.

Question: why did the Courts not take action then?

3/ Mr. Sam Rainsy took oath under the Royal presence of His Majesty the King on 05/08/14.

Question: why did the Courts not take action?

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4 responses to “NO RULE OF LAW IN CAMBODIA

  1. 4. Why did both the CPP and the CNRP place the “Culture of Dialogue” above the rule of law?

  2. A culture of dialogue is an admirable policy to facilitate the rule of law, but not to substitute for it.

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