- 14 May 2014
- The Phnom Penh Post
- Agricultural policy and administration / Agriculture and fishing / Aid and development / Civil society / Domestic investors / Economic land concessions and plantations / Economy and commerce / Ethnic minorities and indigenous people / Foreign investors / Gender / Government / Human rights / International relations / Investment / Land / Land policy and administration / Land tenure and land titling / Multilateral development assistance / Public land lease / Social development / Women in development / World Bank
- Compliance Advisor Ombudsman / Dragon Capital Group / Global Witness / HAGL / Hoang Anh Gia Lai / IFC / International Finance Corporation / Kak village / NGO Equitable Cambodia / World Bank
Sexual assault and the annihilation of sacred graveyards are among the many claims levelled at Vietnamese Rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) by villagers in Ratanakkiri province, a report by the World Bank’s investment arm reveals. In February, 17 indigenous communities that accused HAGL of ...
Daniel de Carteret
- 31 January 2014
- The Cambodia Daily
- Agricultural production / Agriculture and fishing / Aid and development / Crop products and commodities / Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members / Development policy and administration / Economic land concessions and plantations / Economic policy and administration / Economy and commerce / European Union aid / Government / Human rights / International relations / Investment / Land / Law and judiciary / Social development / Sugar / Taxation / Trade / Trade policy and regulation
- Eang Vuthy / EBA / Equitable Cambodia / EU / European Commission / European Parliament / European Union aid / European Union trade commissioner / Everything But Arms / Karel De Gucht / NGO Equitable Cambodia / Patrice Tirolien
A member of the European Parliament is in Cambodia investigating agri-business firms accused of evicting hundreds of families while benefiting from a free-trade scheme with Europe worth millions of dollars, according to the NGO Equitable Cambodia. The visit from France’s Patrice Tirolien follows a resolution the ...
- 10 May 2013
- Southeast Asia Globe
- Agricultural production / Agriculture and fishing / Crop products and commodities / Economic land concessions and plantations / Economy and commerce / Exports / Human rights / Judiciary and courts / Land / Land tenure and land titling / Law and judiciary / Public land lease / Social development / Sugar / Trade
- Agro-Business / agro-business firms / American Sugar Refinery Company / assault / Boycott Blood Sugar campaign / child labor / child labour / compensation / CPP / CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat / criminal activity / Dr Nirun Pitakwatchara / Dr Pung Chhiv Kek / EBA / economic land concession / education / ELC / ELC scheme / EU / EU in Cambodia ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain / Europe / European Parliament / European Union aid / Everything But Arms / Everything But Arms Agreement / Everything But Arms scheme / Everything But Arms Treaty / Exports / farming / forced evictions / Human Rights / human rights violations / illegal possession of land / ILO / International Labor Organisation / International Labour Organisation / Jean-Francois Cautain / Jones Day / Jones Day law firm / Kampong Speu / Kampong Speu Province / Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Public Company Limited / KKP / KKS / KKS industry / Koh Kong / Koh Kong Province / Koh Kong Sugar Industry / Koh Kong Sugar Plantation / KSL / labor / labour / land / Land grabs / Land rights / Land titles / Lawsuits / LICADHO / Licadho president Pung Chhiv Kek / livestock / London / Ly Yong Phat / National Human Rights Commission of Thailand / NGO Equitable Cambodia / NHRC / NHRC commissioner Dr Nirun Pitakwatchara / Nirun Pitakwatchara / Oddar Meanchey / Oddar Meanchey Province / OECD / Omlaing / Omlaing commune / Omlaing sugar plantation / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises / PC Law Firm / Phnom Penh Sugar Company / Phnom Penh Sugar director Seng Nhak / Phnom Penh Sugar’s Omlaing plantation / plantation workers / Plantations / preferential trade scheme / protests / Pung Chhiv Kek / razed crops / Rees Broome law firm / Seng Nhak / shootings / subsistence farming / sugar / sugar exports / sugar industry / sugarcane / sugarcane plantations / Taiwan / Tate & Lyle / Tate & Lyle Sugars / Thailand / Thpong district / UK / UK’s High Court of Justice / UN / United Nations / United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights / US / US National Contact Point / Ve Wong Corporation / wages
Satiating the demands of the global sugar industry is big business for Cambodia’s sugarcane plantations. Yet accusations of human rights abuses and land grabs in the Kingdom have left a bitter aftertaste for many on the ground as companies vie for a larger slice of ...
- 3 May 2013
- The Phnom Penh Post
- Agricultural production / Agriculture and fishing / Economic land concessions and plantations / Economy and commerce / Environment and natural resources / Environmental and biodiversity protection / Forest products / Forests and forestry / Investment / Land / Land tenure and land titling / Law and judiciary / Logging and timber / National parks and wildlife sanctuaries / Protected forest / Public land lease
- Adhoc / Adhoc provincial co-ordinator Chhay Thy / Andong Meas / Beng Hong Socheat Khemaro / Chan Tong Yves / Doan Nguyen Duc / Eang Vuthy / ELCs / HAGL / Hoang Anh Andong Meas / Hoang Anh Andong Meas representative / Hoang Anh companies / Hoang Anh Daun Penh / Hoang Anh Lumphat / Hoang Anh Ouyadav / illegal logging / It Nody / Land Law / Lumphat / Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary / luxury timber / Matthew Rendall / Ministry of Agriculture / Ministry of Land Management / NGO Equitable Cambodia / Nicolas Agostini / Oddar Meanchey / Ratanakkiri Province / Sciaroni & Associates / Seng Mony / Thailand / Virachey National Park
Three companies accused of illegal logging in Ratanakkiri province are in possession of a combined 30,000 hectares of economic land concessions (ELCs) that are likely illegal because they are owned by the same parent firm. Hoang Anh Andong Meas, Hoang Anh Lumphat and Hoang Anh Ouyadav ...