Vietnam-Cambodia treaty on transfer of sentenced persons to take effect

The Treaty on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between Vietnam and Cambodia will come into effect on October 1, allowing certain inmates to continue serving jail terms in their home nations, the Cambodian Ministry of Justice announced on September 14.

Kim Santepheap, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, said the treaty will benefit both nations and it was different from an extradition agreement.

This treaty will allow the transfer of sentenced persons between the two nations, he said, adding that in some cases, families of the sentenced persons can also request the respective governments for the transfer.

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