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.
Participation to the seminar on “The legislative process in Cambodia – Achievements and Challenges” organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation at the Sokha Hotel, Sihanoukville. The foundation asked Mr. Hisham Mousar, member of the Scientific Council to kindly make a written contribution in their third publication devoted to the Cambodian constitutional law.