Protesters from various land dispute communities in Phnom Penh march to submit petition at National Assembly to celebrate 30th Anniversary World Habitat Day on October 5th, 2015. ( Leng Len/VOA Khmer)
Extreme poverty in parts of Cambodia has forced many to seek illegal work in other Southeast Asian countries.
Over 170,000 families across the country were hurt by land disputes in 2014, according to a new a report by NGO Forum.
Currently, the government has undertaken a review of its land concession policy, reducing the lease period from 99 year to 50 years for some projects.
International legal experts say a group of laws recently passed in Cambodia to reform the judiciary does little to ensure a balance of powers.
The government has announced a new review of economic land concessions, shortening the period of some from 99 years to 50 years.
Hor Namhong recently instructed incoming Unicef head Debra Comini not to comment on the law, according to a ministry spokesman.
21 NGOs issued their nine principles, which include protections for the human rights on the Internet, freedom of speech and freedom of information.
Experts say migrant laborers lack basic information about threats to them abroad, making them vulnerable to exploitation.
Human rights campaigners claim the World Bank Group has repeatedly failed to intervene to stop its borrowers from cracking down on critics of dams, roads and other projects backed by the bank.
Phang Seiha, who is originally from Prey Veng province, was arrested Saturday in the border town of Poipet, where he was returning to Cambodia from Thailand.
A Rohingya refugee who recently came to Cambodia as part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia, is preparing to leave.
In a statement Thursday, the office of the provincial government said the demonstrations were an act of “anarchy,” conducted without permission.
Police in Koh Kong province on Wednesday detained at least 17 people, who had been protesting the detention of three environmental activists.
Men who are trafficked into forced labor can have difficulty reintegrating into their lives once they return.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday denied a refugee deal with Cambodia had collapsed after Cambodian officials said Cambodian did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement.
Australia and Cambodia agreed last September that some refugees from Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia in exchange for Australian aid, but only four have arrived since then.
Cambodian Interior Ministry spokesman General Khieu Sopheak told Reuters that they "have no plans to receive more refugees from Nauru." Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denied the deal had collapsed. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer.
The refugees—three Iranians and a Rohingyan—arrived in June following a deal in September of last year.
A former Budweiser beer promoter confirmed she had received $500 in compensation from the company.
Cambodia remains on a US watch list for what the State Department says is insufficient efforts to combat underage sex trafficking.
Koh Kong provincial police on Friday raided the headquarters of Mother Nature Cambodia, three activists of which the courts have detained for leading a campaign against sand dredging.