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Archive for the 'Land Issues' Category

Development Landscapes Update…

Friday, April 11th, 2014

I keep documenting changes in landscapes of areas people were evicted from. Here are the latest additions to that story on my website. Does anyone with a witty pen and an interest in urbanism feel like writing a text for this body of work? If so shoot me an email, I’ll explain more…

Five Hundred Thousand Plus One…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

A new report by human rights NGO LICADHO states that half a million people in just 13 provinces in Cambodia were affected by land issues since the year 2000 (see the report HERE). Also see ‘Quest for Land’, an app for the iPad, which gives an overview of land issues since 2000. You can download […]

Putting Pressure Before Khmer New Year…

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Evicted or under threat of being evicted communities from Phnom Penh staged a sit-in in front of the E.U. delegation to draw the attention to the fact that many of the land issues they are involved in for the past years are not being resolved in a satisfactory or diligent way… This is a follow-up […]

Who Is More Stubborn?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

In a contest of stubbornness several communities, well… the usual ones actually, gathered in front of the City Hall gates to seek a resolution to the ongoing land issues they are having. It is not the first time. It will not be the last time. This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for Land‘ […]

Borei Keila Follows Up…

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

About 30 members from the Borei Keila community who live in shacks since their eviction in January 2012 (see HERE) gathered in front of the Municipal Court. They request information about the complaint they filed last week regarding the violent behaviour from municipal guards when they were occupying a building which was promised to them. […]

‘Development Landscapes’ Develops…

Monday, March 17th, 2014

‘Development Landscapes’ is a series of photographs, initiated a few years back, which tracks the evolution of the landscape in areas where people were evicted from in Phnom Penh. Much more at THIS LINK.

39 More Land Titles Please…

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Boeung Kak lake members staged a protest in front of City Hall, requesting that the 39 last families finally receive the land title they were promised in a conflict which started in 2007, when the lake they were living next to was granted as a concession to a developing company which filled the lake and […]

There Is A Judicial System…

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Members of the Borei Keila community marched to the municipal court to file a complaint about the violence with which municipal security guards handled a protest by the community on Valentine’s day (see HERE). Of course there is a judicial system in Cambodia. One might as well make good use of it. But as long […]