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 promotes effective industrial relations by providing a forum for Cambodian workers and employers to seek fair and equitable resolution to labour disputes. These disputes are directly addressed in a timely and transparent manner, by hearing disputes and issuing balanced, reasoned and just arbitral decisions based on law.

The Arbitration Council is not a court but, pursuant to Cambodian statutes, is endowed with legal and equitable decision-making authority with regard to collective labour dispute cases.