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[Event]Cambodia Seminar Series 2012 Report of the Fact-Finding Mission to Cambodia: The Deprivation of Land and the Continuous Human Rights Violations

Cambodia Seminar Series 2012

Report of the Fact-Finding Mission to Cambodia: 
The Deprivation of Land  and the Continuous Human Rights Violations

Recently in Cambodia, a lot of people are evicted from the 
invaluable lands where they have lived for a long time and 
are losing the place to live in under the name of ''development''. 
Such cases are increasing year by year that the people are 
forcefully evicted from the development-planned-land where 
they were living and cultivating and are deprived of the place 
for living and livelihood.

The people becoming frustrated with the forced evictions 
started protest against the eviction all over the country. 
However, the Government suppressed the protests of the 
people by forceful means. Illegal arrests and detentions 
against human rights defenders use of force against villager, 
and even killings of citizen are reported in Cambodia 
related to the land dispute.

Human Rights Now (HRN), an international human rights NGO 
based in Tokyo was concerned about such human rights 
violations in Cambodia and sent a fact-finding mission there.

In this session, HRN will report how the people were evicted 
and what happened afterward based on the finding of the 
fact finding mission. After the report, discussion is followed 
on the way to peaceful solution, as well as the role of Japanese 
civil society or other actors in Japan.

Please join us.


Date: Tuesday 4 September, 2012, 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: Collaboration Room 1, 4th Floor, Building No.18, 
Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo

Lectures: Ms. Kazuko Ito, Secretary General of HRN and
           the Team Members for Cambodia of HRN

Commentators: Sar Sochea (Utsunomiya University)
                      A Japanese Foreign Ministry official and JICA official  (expected)

Moderator: Yasunobu Sato, University of Tokyo

Language: Japanese

Document fee: \500

Organizer :  Human Rights Now

Co-organizers: HSP
              Research Center for Sustainable Peace, IAGS

Supporters:Research Center for Sustainable Development,, IAGS
            Research Center for Asian Studies
      People's Forum on Cambodia
      Reports on current situation