To reach the Paris Peace Accords (October 23, 1991), harsh negociations took place between the diverse political movements, leading to a «constitutional syncretism». The inevitable vagueness – not to say limpness – of the resulting constitutional text paradoxically enabled it to survive the political crisis that shook the country. Western in its design, it is the fundamental written source of all Cambodian Law. It is a modern constitution that also keeps alive the traditional and century-long Khmer customs.
The Association Henri Capitant Cambodia has been nominated by the Cambodian Ministry of Justice to officially translate three key laws reforming respectively the status of magistrates, the judiciary organization and the functioning of the Higher Judicial Council. This mission demonstrates the confidence of the Cambodian institutions to the young Henri Capitant Association in Cambodia and suggests much fruitful collaboration.