Freedom of Religion in Cambodia

  • 09/02/2012
  • Publications > Factsheets
Freedom of religion is protected under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia (the “Constitution”) as wellas international law. While it may be rash to claim that there is total freedom of religion in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”), it has made huge progress since the years of communism and the Khmer Rouge, while minority groups now generally face less discrimination on the basis of religion, giving cause for a fair degree of optimismin this regard.However, the right to freedom of religion must be absolute, and should not be restricted under any circumstance, including when the aim is to restrict rights on civil or political rather than on purely religious grounds.