Phnom Penh: On 28 March 2022, at the request of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) organised a study tour on the management of records and archives and use of technology for meetings for experts led by His Excellency Secretary of State Sok Puthyvuth.
This study tour aims to learn about standard operating procedures, digitisation, the management of records and archives, data protection and preservation, archives rooms, transcription, audio-visual system, stakeholders’ remote participation in hearings, etc. in accordance with international best practices.
His Excellency Kranh Tony, Acting Director of the Office of Administration of the ECCC, briefed the delegation on the history of the ECCC, a hybrid tribunal established by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations. During its 16-year operation, the ECCC has achieved the casefiles with the support of many local technical experts who have received training, knowledge and experience in this work, based on three principles: ownership, leadership and sustainability. These skilled human resources are important for assisting in the work of ministries and institutions when the term of the ECCC ends.
His Excellency Sok Puthyvuth, Head of the Delegation of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, informed about the Digital Government Policy recently approved by the Head of the Royal Government in order to promote the digital government transformation in Cambodia. Currently, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications is preparing to become a leading digital ministry and expand its support for ministries and institutions in implementing this policy. This study tour was intended to learn about the record management process at the ECCC, which has millions of pages in Khmer, English and French. Having listened to the presentations of the ECCC experts, His Excellency Sok Puthyvuth highly valued the standardised electronic records management systems, which is a model for document management practice in ministries and institutions with the aim of promoting the internal work of the government (G2G) effectively and efficiently.
Finally, His Excellency Sok Puthyvuth, Head of the Delegation, expressed his gratitude to the ECCC leadership for organising the study tour on the management of records and archives and use of technology for meetings and will continue to discuss the possibilities for joint cooperation for the purpose of promoting the use of the electronic file management systems in the Royal Government.