The three men, who deny assaulting the police, say they are afraid the summonses will mean their arrest.
Only three-quarters of those surveyed in 2010 had heard of parliament, but of those, only two-thirds knew what it does.
About 250 families are laying claim to some 800 hectares of land they say was taken by a private company in 2005.
The US-based rights group said the charges against Leang Sokchouen had changed during appeal to incitement under the new penal code.
Leang Sokchouen was given a two-year prison sentence and $500 fine in August 2010.
Union leaders say the draft of the law will tighten restrictions on organized labor and create harsh punishments for unionists.
Experts say as little as 30 percent of the country’s forest cover remains, while logging continues to be a problem.
The ceremony marked a defeat for residents who have helplessly watched Shukaku pump fill from the bottom of the Tonle Sap into the lake.
The International Center for Prison Studies rates Cambodia’s prisons as one of top 25 most overcrowded.
In 2010, the government interceded in 160 cases of human trafficking, smuggling or labor exploitation, according to official figures.
The law is to move from the draft stage at the Ministry of Interior for approval by the Council of Ministers in the near future.
Cambodia is considered “not free” by the press freedom watchdog Freedom House.