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Researching Cambodian Law in English: Web Resources


There are numerous free websites that can assist in locating Cambodian primary law, as well as secondary information on Cambodian legal topics.  Links to available English translations of Cambodian law are listed below at right.

Cambodian Judiciary (English)

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

According to its website: "The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is a special Cambodian court which receives international assistance through the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT). The court is more commonly referred to by the more informal name the Khmer Rouge Tribunal or the Cambodia Tribunal."


The Sithi Blog

The Sithi Blog is a sub-project of The Blog focuses on the dissemination of information pertaining to human rights in Cambodia.  Email updates for postings are available. 

Constitution (English)

The Constitutional Council's website contains an unofficial English-language translation of the current Constitution (1993, as amended to 2014). 

The "World Constitutions Illustrated" database in HeinOnline includes current (1993, as amended to 2014) and past versions of the Cambodian Constitution in English-language translation.

The Comparative Constitutions Project contains an English translation of the Cambodian Constitution (1993, as amended to 2008).  This website also allows for cross-constitutional comparisons across a broad array of topics. 

Legislation and Regulations (English)

Cambodia has a number of legal norms with a specific hierarchy amongst them.  Open Development Cambodia describes these norms and also organizes them by topic and type.  Note that, in general, English-language translations of Cambodian law may not be official.

WWW Resources

Subject Guide

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Rule of Law Index: Cambodia

The World Justice Project compiles an annual ranking of the rule of law by country.  Factors considered include absence of corruption and civil rights. Cambodia's overall ranking for 2017-2018 was 112/113. 

Cambodia Profile

Print Research Guide

Prepared in the summer of 2009, updated in February 2012, this 23-page guide offers instructions and tips on how to research foreign, comparative, and international law at the LUC Law Library.  The annotated guide lists print reference sources, subscription databases, free websites, and current awareness sources that may be useful when approaching foreign, comparative and international law questions.