The Constitutional Council

The Constitutional Council

The Constitutional Council

The Constitutional Council

The constitution and laws of Cambodia

Chapter X

The Constitutional Council

Article 117-
  • The Constitutional council shall have the duty to safeguard respect for the Constitution, to interpret the Constitution, and the laws passed by the Assembly.
  • The Constitutional Council shall have the right to examine and decide on contested cases involving the election of assembly members.
Article 118-
  • The Constitutional Council shall consist of nine members with a nine-year mandate. One third of the members of the Council shall be replaced every three years. Three members shall be appointed by the King, three members by the Assembly and three others by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy.
  • The Chairman shall be elected by the members of the Constitutional Council. He/she shall have a deciding vote in cases of equal vote.
Article 119-
  • Members of the Constitutional Council shall be selected among the dignitaries with a higher-education degree in law, administration, diplomacy or economics and who have considerable work experience.
Article 120-
  • The function of a Constitutional Council member shall be incompatible with that of a member of the Royal Government, member of the assembly, President or Vice-President of a political party, President or Vice- President of trade-union or in-post judges.
Article 121-
  • The King, the Prime Minister, the President of the Assembly, or 1/10 of the assembly members shall forward draft bills to the Constitutional Council for examination before their promulgation.
  • The Constitutional Council shall decide within no more than thirty days whether the laws and the Internal Rules of Procedure are constitutional.
Article 122-
  • After the law is promulgated, the King, the prime Minister, the President of the Assembly, 1/10 of the assembly members or the courts, may ask the Constitutional Council to examine the Constitutionality of that law.
  • Citizens shall have the right to appeal against the Constitutionality of the laws as through their representatives or the President of the Assembly as stipulated in the above paragraph.
Article 123-
  • Provisions i any article ruled by the Council as unconstitutional shall not be promulgated or implemented.
  • The decision of the Council is final.
Article 124-
  • The King shall consult with the Constitutional Council on all proposals to amend the Constitution.
Article 125-
  • An organic law shall specify the organization and operation of the Constitutional Council.

Constitution of Cambodia

Preamble
Chapter I: Sovereignty
Chapter II: The King
Chapter III: The Rights and Obligations Of Khmer Citizens
Chapter IV: On Policy
Chapter V: Economy
Chapter VI: Education, Culture, Social Affairs
Chapter VII: The Assembly
Chapter VIII: The Royal Government
Chapter X: The Constitutional Council
Chapter XI: The Administration
Chapter XII: The National Congress
Chapter XIII: Effects, revision and amendments of the constitution
Chapter XIV: Transitional Provision
Constitutional Council 2022


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