Sunday, August 14, 2011

Introduction to the findings of a study on land conflicts throughout Cambodia


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      Monday, August 15, 2011 Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) will organize press conference relating Land Issued in Cambodia. Please link here to see the announcement about the press conference.

      According to Cambodian Center for Human Rights research, 224 land disputes have been reported on in the public domain in the last 4 years since 2007. The information presented here is taken from publicly available sources – mostly Khmer and English media reports and reports by non-government organizations – with additional information obtained through field research conducted by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”).

·         The cases recorded by CCHR demonstrate that at least 5% of Cambodia’s total land area is subject to a conflict or has been in the last four years.   

·         The province with the highest number of land conflicts, according to our findings, is Phnom Penh with 10% of total land conflicts occurring in the province containing the country’s capital and largest city. This was followed by Banteay Meanchey– which is the North West side of Cambodia and borders Thailand – and Ratanakiri – in the North East bordering Vietnam and Laos; CCHR’s findings show that both provinces are the scene of 8% of land conflicts recorded.  The provinces of Battambang, Kampong Speu , and Preah Sihanouk are each the scene of 7% of reported land conflicts.

       For more information please link to original website: www.ccchrcambodia.org or http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cambodian-Center-for-Human-Rights-CCHR/206984670430

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