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Poverty causes trafficking to China, says report

A report published last week by the UN Action for Cooperation Against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) says the main cause of human trafficking from Cambodia to China was a lack of jobs and low wages, forcing many young women to look at opportunities abroad. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29214/poverty-causes-trafficking-to-china--says-report/

Sugar company's compensation deals leave families bitter in Kampong Speu

In 2010, more than 1,500 families in Kampong Speu’s Oral district were evicted from the land they had cultivated since the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 to make way for a Phnom Penh Sugar Company mega-plantation.   ...

Jack Davies and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sugar-companys-compensation-deals-leave-families-bitter-kampong-speu

Mong Reththy: cooperation key to solving land disputes

Mong Reththy, a senator for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and an agro-industrial tycoon, said land disputes between companies and local residents occur because of a lack of understanding on both sides. ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17444/mong-reththy--cooperation-key-to-solving-land-disputes/

As UN envoy arrives, rights defenders question sway

As Rhona Smith, the U.N.’s new special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, began her first official visit to the country Wednesday, leading human rights activists were at odds over how much her position could influence the situation on the ground. ...

Anthony Jensen
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/as-un-envoy-arrives-rights-defenders-question-sway-94474/

Mixed message to UN

A call for the Cambodian government to lift its controversial ban on public assembly is among 34 such recommendations it has chosen to defer in the wake of last week’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its human rights situation. The UN on Saturday released a ...

Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mixed-message-un

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