The Arbitration Council is an independent, national institution with quasi-judicial authority derived from the Labour Law of Cambodia. Established in 2003 with the support of the Ministry of Labor, employers and workers—and technical assistance from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Arbitration Council is empowered to assist parties in resolving collective labour disputes in Cambodia.

The AC is supported by the Secretariat of the Arbitration Council in case management on labour dispute cases and the Arbitration Council Foundation in technique, legal, financial, and management. Today, the Council is considered a landmark institution for LDR in Cambodia, essentially, to support a stable labour market and contribute to the country’s social and economic development.