Monthly Archives: October 2010

Residents Meet With Deputy High Commissioner

Oct. 30, 2010. Boeung Kak residents met with Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Kyung-wha Kang at the UN OHCHR office. The meeting was organised in response to the residents’ request to meet with UN Secretary General Ban … Continue reading

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Violent Crackdown During Ban Ki-moon Visit

Oct. 28, 2010. Residents of Boeung Kak and other communities under threat of eviction continued demanding an audience with visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this morning outside the Khmer Soviet Hospital. At around 10.15am, while the Secretary General, whose … Continue reading

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Residents Petition Ban Ki-moon

Oct. 25, 2010. Ahead of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Cambodia, residents from urban poor communities in Phnom Penh gathered outside UNDP to deliver a petition requesting a meeting with the UN Secretary General and calling for him to … Continue reading

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Call for International Community to Intervene

Oct. 22, 2010. Community representatives and local NGOs on Oct.21 issued an Urgent Action Appeal for the international community to intervene in the situation at Boeung Kak. Sent to foreign embassies and development partners in Phnom Penh and further afield, … Continue reading

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Threats and intimidation escalates

Oct. 22, 2010. Several residents living in homes on the lake were served eviction notice on Oct. 18, but were told not to share these with civil society or the media, or forfeit the compensation altogether. Some notices nevertheless got … Continue reading

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18 families under immediate threat

Oct. 22, 2010. 18 families living along a street in Villages 22 and 23, Sangkat Boeung Kak 2, Khan Toul Kork, are under immediate threat of eviction as the deadline of an eviction passed Thursday. On Friday, the families and … Continue reading

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WSJ: In Cambodia, No Land Title, No Rights

On Oct. 18, 2010, The Wall Street Journal published an article and slideshow by Phnom Penh-based photojournalist Will Baxter. You can read the article here.

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