Cambodia Annotated Code of Criminal Procedure

As part of its program to foster a positive legacy from the United Nations-assisted Extraordinary Chambers in the Cambodian Courts system (ECCC), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia, together with several partners, has produced an Annotated Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure, which it hopes will be used widely by those working in the criminal justice system.

The production of the Annotated Code is the result of a joint collaboration between the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), the UK Embassy in Cambodia, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) for the first edition.
The publication of the second edition was generously funded by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) in Phnom Penh, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and OHCHR-Cambodia.

The Annotated Code of Criminal Procedure follows in the tradition of annotated codes around the world. It annotates articles from the Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure, which was enacted in 2007, drawing first and foremost the jurisprudence of the ECCC, as well as decisions from the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the European Court of Human Rights and the French Court of Cassation. In total, the Annotated Code annotates 56 pre-trial; 23 trial; 6 appellate stage; and 8 special proceeding articles from the Cambodian Code of Criminal Procedure. It illustrates key provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code with examples of how the ECCC and other courts have interpreted and applied them. The annotations were produced by a team of Cambodian and international legal experts from across three continents.

The 1st edition of the Cambodia Annotated Code of Criminal Procedure, published in March 2014, is available here in English and Khmer.
The 2nd edition was published in December 2015. It includes the initial text from the first edition and augments it with further annotations, including from recent jurisprudence issued since. It is available here in English and Khmer.