Cambodia seminar series 2012: Presenting the report of a fact finding mission to Cambodia ‘In Cambodia, People are Deprived of Land’
Cambodia Seminar Series 2012
Report of HRN Fact Finding Mission to Cambodia: ‘In Cambodia, People are Deprived of Land’
Recently, Cambodia has seen an alarming increase in the number of people evicted from the land where they live and people are losing their homes in the name of ”development”. The number of such cases is increasing year by year, with people forcefully evicted from agricultural land they are living on and depend upon for their livelihoods.
As frustration among those affected leads to countrywide protests against the evictions, the government has moved to suppress the protests by force. The Illegal arrest and detention of human rights defenders, brutal use of force against villagers, and even the killing of citizens are being reported as Cambodian people fight land disputes.
Human Rights Now (HRN), an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo, became concerned about the increasing number of these human rights violations in the country and sent a fact-finding mission to investigate.
This seminar session will see HRN report on these evictions and discuss the findings of their fact finding mission. After presentation of the report, a discussion will focus on peaceful solutions to the problem, as well as the role that Japanese civil society and other actors in Japan can play to help alleviate the situation.
Please feel free to join us on the day.
Organizer: Human Rights Now
Date: Tuesday September 4th, 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 Team Members of teh HRN Fact Finding Mission
Commentators: Sar Sochea (Utsunomiya University), A Japanese Foreign Ministry official and a JICA official
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato, University of Tokyo
Document fee: 500
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