Organization typeGovernmental institution
Main activityLegal assistance
The Arbitration Council is a national institution whose role is to resolve labour disputes through conciliation and arbitration. The Council was established by Prakas (Ministerial decree) in May 2003, and is provided for under Cambodia’s Labour Law. The Arbitration Council aims to promote effective industrial relations in Cambodia by providing a forum for workers and employers to seek fair and equitable resolution to labour disputes. The Council directly addresses these disputes in a timely and transparent manner, by hearing disputes and issuing balanced, reasoned and just decisions based on law. The Council is not a court but, pursuant to Cambodian statutes, is endowed with legal and equitable decision-making authority with regard to labour dispute cases.