Yem Chroeum was found guilty of running an illegal clinic and, according to the verdict, “intentionally causing HIV transmission to other people,” through the reuse of dirty syringes and needles.
More than 50 percent of Cambodia’s population is female, and many see the new generation as a catalyst for change.
About 1,000 unions are active for workers rights, in a sector that employs up to 700,000 people.
Yem Chroeum, 55, was accused of reusing needles and syringes on patients in his unlicensed clinic, spreading the virus.
More than 170,000 families across country adversely affected by land disputes in 2014, according to recent NGO report.
In July, an estimated 2.9 million Cambodians were on Facebook, up from 1.7 million a year earlier.
The new summons is related to a complaint filed by National Assembly President Heng Samrin, a ranking member of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
The Council of Ministers approved the draft law at a meeting in late November, and it is being reviewed by the Assembly’s legislative committee.
The tribunal has been operating now for nearly a decade and has completed the trial of only a single defendant, Kaing Kek Iev.
Shame and social stigma prevented most women from reporting the abuse, and it prevented many from even seeking medical attention.
The Royal Academy for Judicial Professions says it established a committee to review and reform the selection procedure, aiming for transparency, accuracy, and fairness.
Cambodia’s leaders still have the “responsibility to protect” the country’s citizens, according to standards issued by the UN.