Joint Legal Analysis of the Draft Law on a Minimum Wage

  • 21/03/2017
  • Publications > Legal Analysis
The proposed introduction of a minimum wage for workers outside the garment sector in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”) is a welcome development. However, many of the provisions contained in the draft Minimum Wage Law (the “Draft Law”), released by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, fail to comply with Cambodia’s human rights obligations, contained in both the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia (the “Constitution”) and applicable international human rights law (“IHRL”). Chief among these concerns is the potential of the Draft Law to severely restrict the fundamental freedoms of assembly, association, and expression.