Cambodia - Constitution 1993 (2008) EN

Article 38.
The prosecution, arrest, police custody or detention of any person shall not be done, except in accordance with the law.

Cambodia - Provisions relating to the Judiciary and Criminal Law and Procedure Applicable in Cambodia during the Transitional Period 1992 EN


Article 13: arrest and detention

1. No one may be detained more than 48 hours without being brought before a judge, following charges files by a prosecutor. In the event that it is impossible to abide by this time limit due to prevailing transportation conditions in the region, the time may be extended to the extent strictly necessary to bring the detainee before a judge by the most rapid means available.
2. The public prosecutor petitions the judge to indict and possibly to detain a suspect, based on the police file, by preparing an introductory indictment making reference to specific facts and legally characterizing the infraction according to the present text.


Article 14: pre-trial detention

1. Only the judge, if so petitioned by the prosecutor, may decide to keep an accused in prison, and only if the accused is likely to escape and has not demonstrated an interest in remaining available to appear, such as a job, a family, a home, or if there is reason to believe that the accused will influence witnesses or the conduct of the investigation.
2. The accused has the right to petition the judge for release, either directly or through counsel. The judge must respond within five days by a reasoned decision.
3. The accused, the intervening party or their counsel or the prosecutor may appeal the decision of the judge within five days. The Appellate Court must judge within fifteen days petitions appealing decisions on detention.
4. The duration of a pre-trial detention must in no case exceed four months. However, upon the reasoned decision of a judge, this period may be extended to six months if justified by the requirements of the investigation. Minors less than 13 years of age may not be placed in pre-trial detention; minors 13 to 18 years of age may not be placed in pre-trial detention for more than one month. The length of such detention may be doubled if the minor is charged with a crime.

Rome Statute

Article 55 Rights of persons during an investigation

1. In respect of an investigation under this Statute, a person:

(d) Shall not be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention, and shall not be deprived of his or her liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedures as are established in this Statute.

Article 78 Determination of the sentence

2. In imposing a sentence of imprisonment, the Court shall deduct the time, if any, previously spent in detention in accordance with an order of the Court. The Court may deduct any time otherwise spent in detention in connection with conduct underlying the crime.

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court


(c) A person being transported shall be detained in custody during the period of transit;

Article 92 Provisional arrest

1. In urgent cases, the Court may request the provisional arrest of the person sought, pending presentation of the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91.

Article 106 Supervision of enforcement of sentences and conditions of imprisonment

1. The enforcement of a sentence of imprisonment shall be subject to the supervision of the Court and shall be consistent with widely accepted international treaty standards governing treatment of prisoners.

2. The conditions of imprisonment shall be governed by the law of the State of enforcement and shall be consistent with widely accepted international treaty standards governing treatment of prisoners; in no case shall such conditions be more or less favourable than those available to prisoners convicted of similar offences in the State of enforcement.

3. Communications between a sentenced person and the Court shall be unimpeded and confidential.