ICC move fuels debate on Cambodian case

A new paper from the International Criminal Court laying out a shift in focus to crimes linked to environmental destruction and the unlawful dispossession of land has rekindled the debate over whether the court will launch an investigation into a case highlighting land-grabbing in Cambodia.

Group warns of rising ASEAN land grab conflicts

International Federation for Human Rights says Southeast Asia is facing increasing conflicts and violence over land grab activity. A “land grab” relates to taking land quickly, forcefully and often illegally.

Discussions ouvertes, problèmes toujours en cours

Sur les hautes terres du Cambodge, les Bunong sont confrontés à des changements violents depuis que la Société Financière des Caoutchoucs (Socfin), domiciliée au Luxembourg, plante des hévéas sur leurs terres ancestrales avec la bénédiction du gouvernement cambodgien qui lui a attribué une concession économique.

NGO releases its report on land concessions

More than 150 companies operating in 18 provinces have been involved in Economic Land Concession-related conflicts since ELCs were established more than 20 years ago, according to an annual report by the NGO Forum on Cambodia. Only 42 of the 158 companies have resolved their conflicts.