Ten Years of the Cambodian Employment and Labour Law

The conference provides a review of the experiences made under the Employment and Labour Law, 10 years after it was passed. Recommendations for possible improvement of the law are discussed. Launching of a book on the law in the Khmer language.


Tentative Seminar Program

Ten Years of the Cambodian Employment and Labour Law

(1997 – 2007)

Achievements and Perspectives

At the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Monday, 22 Oct. 2007

7.30 a.m.Arrival and Registration

8.00 a.m.Arrival distinguished Guests

8.15 a.m.Arrival of H.E. Mr. Vong Sauth, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training (requested)

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Remarks: Mr. Wolfgang Meyer, Country Representative, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF)

Welcome Remarks: H. E. Mr. Frank M. Mann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany (requested)

8.30 -9.15 a.m.Official Opening and Keynote Address

Achievements and difficulties in the implementation of the labour law in Cambodia and the future strategy for the Ministry

H.E. Mr. Vong Sauth, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training (requested)

9.15 -9.45 a.m.History and development of the Labour Law in Cambodia

Mr. Kong Phallack, Professor of Law and Member of the

Arbitration Council (confirmed)

9.45 -10.15 a.m.Coffee Break

10.15 -11.00 a.m.Experiences in labour arbitration and conciliation in comparative perspective

H.E. Mr. Michael Gay, Commissioner in

Australia (confirmed)

10.00 -11.30 a.m.The Cambodian Labour Law from the perspective of the ILO and future requirements in labour legislation for the improvement of the Cambodian economy in global markets

Mr. John Ritchotte, Chief Technical Advisor to ILO LDRP (confirmed)

11.30 a.m. -12.00 noonOpen Forum

Moderator: NN

12.00 noon -14.00 p.m.Lunch at the Senate Library

14.00 -14.45 p.m.Arbitration in labour disputes in Cambodia – legal situation and practice

Mr. Mem Nimith, Executive Director of Arbitration Council


14.45 -15.15 p.m.Coffee break

15.15 -15.30 p.m.German labour legislation under the reform challenges of globalization

Mr. Roman Awick, Legal Advisor to the Labour Program Unitof the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) (confirmed)

15.30 -16.30 p.m.Continuity and reform requirements of the Labour Law in Cambodia – findings and recommendations based on empirical research

Ms. Ann Vireak, Head of Labor Program Unit of CLEC (confirmed)

16.30 -17.00p.mOpen Forum

17.00 p.m.Summary and Closing Remarks

H.E. Mme. Khloth Tongphka, Chairwoman of the 8th Senate Commission (requested)

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  • H.E.Vong Sauth
    • Minister of Labour and Vocational Training (req.)
  • Roman Awick
    • EED
  • Prof. Kong Phallak
    • Arbitration Council
  • John Ritchotte
    • ILO
  • Mem Nimith
    • Arbitration Council
  • H.E.Khioth Tongpka
    • Senator et al.

Wolfgang Meyer

Leiter des Auslandsbüros in China (Beijing)

Zehn Jahre Arbeitsgesetz in Kambodscha