The Influences of the Criminal Database Management System on the Effectiveness of Cambodian Courts of First Instance’s Administration

22 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2020

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Date Written: December 26, 2019

Abstract

Understanding that fair and efficient justice is pivotal for Cambodian to be fully integrated into ASEAN Economic Community, the government has focused on legal and judicial reform. Because an unnecessary delay in the judicial process was substantially caused by weak case management, the Criminal Database Management System (CRDBMS) supported by OHCHR was launched at 12 courts of first instance’s administration since 2015, and planned for national roll-out by the end of 2019. The project consists of installing the system at court administration, training officers, and compiling and managing data. Due to the lack of related empirical study, this research aims to discover influences of the CRDBMS on the effectiveness of court administration by doing the survey of 80 participants including judicial professionals, court users, and non-judicial professionals to assess the CRDBMS and study people perception toward the system. The study found the usefulness of the system on the court administration and the public support on the system extension and firm belief in its relation to judicial services.

Keywords: judicial reform, judicial process, case management, court administration, judicial services

Suggested Citation

Kea, Meymey, The Influences of the Criminal Database Management System on the Effectiveness of Cambodian Courts of First Instance’s Administration (December 26, 2019). ASEAN Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3540745

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