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CFAI opens an irregular session

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Following its regular session 006 on July 27, Cambodian Forum for Academic Initiatives (CFAI) had an irregular session held on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at CALE Forum, ECIS Building, Nagoya University.

In the first part of the session, Mr ORN Pannha, an LLD holder from the Graduate School of Law, presented his doctoral dissertation, titled “Harmonizing the Administration of Industrial Justice in Cambodia”.

“… The distinction of individual and collective dispute defined in the Cambodian labor law prevents the individual disputes from being heard by the arbitration council. Accordingly, there would be an advantage in reviewing those articles of the labor law concerning dispute resolution. While the labor law leaves the court wide jurisdiction over the labor disputes as provided by Article 385, the arbitration council is limited to handle only collective disputes which the arbitral award finally needs recognition and enforcement from the court. The expectation of the counseling service that links to conciliation would give the disputing parties more trust and confidence in the system on one hand, while on the other the disputing parties could benefit from various methods of dispute settlements either from this service, the arbitration council or the court,” concluded Mr ORN Pannha as a summary submitted to CFAI committee.

In the second half of the session, Prof. ANG Choulean, an anthropoligist and a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, gave a lecture on the “Issue of Kui Ethnic Group in Cambodia”. Prof. ANG Choulean is currently a visiting scholar to Kyoto University. According to CFAI committee, he formerly worked with APSARA Authority and is well-known among Japanese scholars whose research interestes are in Khmer history and culture. The lecture was then followed by a discussion among the participants.

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