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A Selection of Laws Currently in Force in the Kingdom of Cambodia


The hierarchy of domestic Cambodia legal instruments contained in this compilation is as follows:

1. The Constitution:

The Constitution is the supreme source of law in Cambodia

2. Laws (Chbab):

A law is adopted by the National Assembly and the Senate, and promulgated by the King or the acting Head of State. A law must be in strict conformity with the Constitution.

3. Royal decrees (Reach Kret):

A Royal decree is issued by the King in the exercise of his constitutional powers. A Royal decree must be in strict conformity with the Constitution.

4. Sub-decrees (Anu-Kret):

A sub-decree is adopted by the Council of Ministers and signed by the Prime Minister. A sub-decree must be in strict conformity with the Constitution and conform to the Law to which it refers.

5. Proclamations (Prakas):

A proclamation is a ministerial or inter-ministerial decision signed by the relevant Minister(s). A proclamation must conform to the Constitution and to the law or sub-decree to which it refers.

6. Circulars (Sarachor):

A circular is an instrument that a Ministry or higher authority use to clarify a point of law or to provide instructions. A circular is only advisory and does not have the force of law.

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SECTION 2 –

SECTION 3 –

SECTION 4 –

SECTION 5 –

SECTION 6 –

SECTION 7 –

SECTION 8 –

SECTION 9 –

SECTION 10 –

SECTION 11 –

SECTION 12 –

SECTION 13 –

SECTION 14 –

SECTION 15 –

See details in Khmer & English at OHCHR Camboda, http://cambodia.ohchr.org/KLC_pages/klc_english.htm

Found in CamboSastra, http://cambosastra.wordpress.com

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