Category : Thematic Report



Phnom Penh, 30 July 2014 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is deeply concerned over the increasing number of reports of women trafficked abroad under the pretext of marriage, and the human rights abuses they suffer as a result. In the first six months of 2014 ADHOC received a total of 108 […]

REPORT: Land Situation in Cambodia in 2013

In May 2012 Prime Minister Hun Sen issued Directive 001 (also known as Order 01BB) on ‘Measures to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of management of economic land concessions (ELCs)’ announcing a moratorium on the granting of new ELCs, the review of existing ELCs and the implementation of the so-called “leopard-skin” (or “tiger-skin”) policy, with […]

Bittersweet Harvest: Report Released by Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International (IDI) on the EBA Initiative and Cambodia’s Sugar Industry

A European Union (EU) trade initiative intended to reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries has driven thousands of Cambodian farming families into destitution and led to serious human rights violations, Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International (IDI) said in a report released Tuesday.

REPORT: A Turning Point? Land, Housing and Natural Resources Rights in Cambodia in 2012

A Turning Point - Cover

Whereas 2011 had seen a sharp increase in the number of Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) granted by the Royal Government of Cambodia to private companies, in 2012 conflicts became more acute and protests multiplied. The government showed that it had understood the seriousness of the situation by taking initiatives aimed at resolving land disputes, addressing some of the issues related to ELCs and granting thousands of land titles to rural families.

However, some of the most pressing concerns about the overall pressure on land, landlessness, land tenure insecurity, lack of law enforcement, power abuses, and encroachment on livelihoods and natural resources remained unaddressed. […]

REPORT: Victims Participation before the ECCC – Baseline Study (ADHOC & Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, 2013)

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Victims’ participation is one of the unique features of the trials held by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT). In November 2011, the ECCC Trial Chamber began its second trial, hearing evidence against three former top ranking Khmer Rouge leaders.

Nearly 4,000 victims participate as Civil Parties in this second case (Case 002), over ten times more than in the first trial. This unprecedented large number of Civil Parties in an already complex trial poses challenges for the Court, lawyers and NGOs alike to achieve a balance between the rights of victims to an effective participation and the rights of the accused to a timely trial.

Report on Land and Housing Rights in 2011 (English version)

2011 has seen a sharp increase in the number of economic land concessions granted by the Cambodian Government to private companies. Some protected areas have also been expropriated or transferred from state public land to state private property. In 2011, the Royal Government issued 123 Sub-Decrees to grant economic land concessions to private companies, amounting to a total area of 751,882 hectares.