The hierarchy of domestic Cambodia legal instruments contained in this compilation is as follows:
1. The Constitution:
The Constitution is the supreme source of law in Cambodia
2. Laws (Chbab):
A law is adopted by the National Assembly and the Senate, and promulgated by the King or the acting Head of State. A law must be in strict conformity with the Constitution.
3. Royal decrees (Reach Kret):
A Royal decree is issued by the King in the exercise of his constitutional powers. A Royal decree must be in strict conformity with the Constitution.
4. Sub-decrees (Anu-Kret):
A sub-decree is adopted by the Council of Ministers and signed by the Prime Minister. A sub-decree must be in strict conformity with the Constitution and conform to the Law to which it refers.
5. Proclamations (Prakas):
A proclamation is a ministerial or inter-ministerial decision signed by the relevant Minister(s). A proclamation must conform to the Constitution and to the law or sub-decree to which it refers.
6. Circulars (Sarachor):
A circular is an instrument that a Ministry or higher authority use to clarify a point of law or to provide instructions. A circular is only advisory and does not have the force of law.