Cambodia: Urban development or relocating slums?

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: ASA 23/002/2009

The number of land disputes, land confiscations and evictions, including forced evictions, reported in Cambodia has steadily risen in recent years. Victims are almost exclusively marginalized families and individuals living in poverty. The authorities have denied that any forced evictions have taken place. With land grabbing and commercial development projects threatening several informal settlements in Cambodia, it is vital that the voice of the people who live in these communities is heard.

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