Cambodian NGO protesting land grab by government senator forced to close

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Cambodian Interior Ministry has temporarily shut down a land rights NGO that was supporting communities engaged in a dispute with a firm owned by a government senator.

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Cambodian official implicated in illegal forest clearing scandal

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Director of a rural development department in one of Cambodia’s eastern provinces has illegally cleared forest inside the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary to plant cashew trees and other crops, according to authorities.

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Cambodian government awards sawmill license to ag firm operating in protected area

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture has granted a sawmill license to a company previously implicated in illegal logging, which operates an agricultural concession issued inside a protected area.

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Land grabs and the International Criminal Court: will Cambodia’s kleptocrats finally face justice?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

On 15th September the International Criminal Court broadened its process for selecting and prioritising cases to include land grabbing and environmental destruction. The decision presents an opportunity to curb the deforestation and rights abuses driven by illegally-issued agricultural concessions in Cambodia, likely to be the court’s first credible case.

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Sugar plantation caught with illegal timber in wildlife sanctuary

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Cambodian authorities seized more than 1,000 logs on the property of a Chinese-owned sugarcane plantation this month.

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