The families were forcefully removed from their homes in Chitres village, Botum Sakor National Park.
The report, “Freedom in the World 2018”, found that 2017 was the 12th consecutive year of decline in freedom globally, including Cambodia.
Among the report's major findings was the weakening of the United States as a champion of democracy.
Every year on the third Monday in January, Americans honor King.
Kim Sok was an outspoken analyst prior to his arrest and regularly criticized the government in the media.
Chea Vichea was killed on January 22, 2004, while he was buying his morning newspaper.
Evictees argue that the new property will cause a significant dent in their already modest incomes.
The statement comes amid growing tensions between Cambodia and the United States over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government’s crackdown on political opponents and civil society.
Kem Monovithya, a spokeswoman for the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, urged UN member states to add Cambodia to the agenda when the body meets in January.
Thousands of opposition officials and activists have joined the Cambodian People’s Party after the government shut down their party in November. But under surveillance and heavy pressure, how much choice do they have?
Analysts believe that human rights violations have been committed in North Korea for decades.
Farhan Aziz Haq spoke to VOA Khmer about the Cambodian government’s crackdown on the opposition and growing democratic crisis leading up to next year’s general election.