Constitution of Cambodia
WE, THE PEOPLE OF CAMBODIA
Having known grand civilization of prosperous, powerful, and glorious nation whose prestige radiates like diamond,
Having endured sufferings and destructions and having experienced tragic decline in the course of the two decades,
Having awakened, stood up with resolute determination to strengthen the national unity, to preserve and defend Cambodia's territory and its precious sovereignty and the prestige of Angkor civilization, and to restore Cambodia into an "Island of Peace" based on multi-party liberal democratic regime guaranteeing human rights and the respect of law, and responsible for the destiny of the nation always evolving toward progress, development, prosperity, and glory,
WITH THIS RESOLUTE WILL
We inscribe the following as the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia:
Chapter I: Sovereignty
- Article 1
Cambodia is Kingdom with King who shall rule according to the Constitution and to the principles of liberal democracy and pluralism.
The Kingdom of Cambodia shall be independent, sovereign, peaceful, permanently neutral and non-aligned country.