Land tenure and land titling
Development and assistance for land tenure and land titling
Hun Sen instructs ministries and authorities to complete land registration for citizens by 2023
Prime Minister Hun Sen instructs relevant ministries and authorities to accelerate land registration for citizens to solve land issues and implement the task of clearing land in the Tonle Sap Lake area for the people to be ready by 2023. ...
Pich Sotheary and Khan Leakhena
Ministry seeks funds from US for land dispute resolution
Land Management Minister Chea Sophara met with US Ambassador William Heidt on Monday evening to discuss the progress of recently established land dispute working groups and to request funding for an initiative to incentivise the resolution of such disputes. A ministry press release said Sophara ...
Borei Keila families get flats, payouts
Thirty-one evicted Borei Keila community families received flats and another four families got $15,000 buyouts on Saturday as part of a “lucky draw” organised to resolve their years-long land dispute. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Land mapping would help ease disputes, group says
Cambodia needs more land mapping if it is to start to resolve many disputes that have become a major issue and potential source of instability, a development group says. ...
Ethnic ninority villagers in Eastern Cambodia file court case over land grab
Indigenous villagers in eastern Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province have filed a complaint in local court against military officers and a land speculator who forcibly confiscated more than 80 hectares (198 acres) of their land, an official from a rights group said Thursday. ...
Boeng kak’s ‘mummy’ receives land title
The governor of Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district said Tuesday that land titles were handed to two more families from the Boeng Kak neighborhood, including that of 76-year-old land rights activist Nget Khun, known also as “Mummy.” ...
Tycoon under fire for casino project
A tycoon who is building a casino and a dam in Oddar Meanchy province has come under fire for displacing villagers – and possibly the military. ...
Ministry official rejects NGO report on city’s slums
A government official rejected calls from a pair of NGOs on Tuesday to do more for Phnom Penh’s slums amid what they described as an opaque land-titling system that has routinely failed poor communities. In a joint report, “The Exclusion of Urban Poor Communities From Systematic ...
Khuon Narim and Zsombor Peter
City Hall wants World Bank, NGOs to compensate evicted families
Representatives of some of the 3,000 families evicted from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood in recent years said Thursday that municipal government officials, who were ultimately responsible for the mass evictions, told them they would be inviting the World Bank and NGOs to help compensate ...
Land-titling process ‘urgent’, Oxfam says
Accelerating the mapping and titling of rural farmland should be an “urgent” priority of the government and civil society, particularly when it comes to protecting indigenous peoples’ and women’s rights, Oxfam representatives said yesterday. The remarks followed the release of an EU-funded survey of rural communities’ ...
Rights Groups Say Work to Go On Despite Hun Sen's Remarks
Rights groups said they will continue to advocate in land grabbing and eviction cases, and villagers involved in such disputes said they will continue to turn to NGOs for help despite a warning by Prime Minister Hun Sen for civil society to stay clear of ...
No Effective Voice for Those Facing Land Issues
Despite the government embarking on a nationwide land-titling program, there is still little space for communities affected by economic land concessions to voice their concerns with the government, members of civil society said at a conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. “We’ve observed that there is limited ...
ELCs on mind at donor meet
While protesters demonstrated outside, urging land and human-rights reform, members of the donor community met with the government yesterday at the Council for the Development of Cambodia in Phnom Penh to sign off on a series of development targets that bore only a faint resemblance to those ...
City Hall hands out Boeng Kak land titles
Marking another milestone in the years-long struggle between the government and the families of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake community, Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema handed out 254 land titles to lakeside residents at City Hall on Saturday. But with the government shrouding the titling process ...