Justice Without The Rule Of Law? The Challenge Of Rights-based Industrial Relations In Contemporary Cambodia

  • Date Published 16/04/2024
Justice Without The Rule Of Law?  The Challenge Of Rights-based Industrial Relations In Contemporary Cambodia
Justice Without The Rule Of Law? The Challenge Of Rights-based Industrial Relations In Contemporary Cambodia

A significant proportion of the world’s work is done in contexts where the rule of law is absent or severely lacking. This paper describes one such context - that of contemporary Cambodia. Based on a literature review and interviews with key informants the authors find that there are opportunities to embed labor markets in regulatory frameworks, even at the periphery of the global economy. In such contexts, however, it is suggested that orthodox models of legal and judicial reform, which focus on drafting better laws and building capacity in judicial and administrative institutions for their enforcement, may not be the most effective way forward. Rather, the Cambodian experience suggests that the following were crucial in moving towards better protection of workers' rights:

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Justice Without The Rule Of Law? The Challenge Of Rights-based Industrial Relations In Contemporary Cambodia

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