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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. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/icc-move-fuels-debate-cambodian-case

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

Families Say Land Was Taken

Nearly 90 representatives of 137 families in Battambang province, some of whom include former Khmer Rouge cadres, protested for a second day in Phnom Penh yesterday, claiming authorities had seized land they had held since the late 1990s. Ul Yan who was among protesters at Butom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052465825/National/families-say-land-was-taken.html

Pheapimex Opponent Arrested

A well-known community representative who has long battled alleged land-grabbing by economic land concessionaire Pheapimex Group was arrested on fraud accusations and jailed in Pursat province’s Krakor district yesterday.Fellow community representative Lun Sivy, 42, said Kuch Veng, a member of the Cambodian Peace Network, was ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052065715/National/pheapimex-opponent-arrested.html

Cambodia's 'worst year’ for land disputes

More than 200 people were arrested while defending their land in 2012 – a year human rights groups described yesterday as Cambodia’s “worst” for land disputes. Of the 201 people arrested – a figure that more than doubled the 2011 total – 29 were imprisoned, mostly ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460955/National/cambodia-s-worst-year-for-land-disputes.html

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