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Citizens and monks who had been walking from various parts of the country,towards Phnom Penh over the last 5 days during a ‘Peace March’, were joined by a crowd of factory and construction workers in front of the National Assembly to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

See also HERE, HERE, and HERE.

There are videos at THIS LINK.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, prepares for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, prepares for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Factory workers at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Factory workers at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Buddhist monks who spent the last 5 days marching to Phnom Penh during a Peace March celebrate the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Buddhist monks who spent the last 5 days marching to Phnom Penh during a Peace March celebrate the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Ath Thun, CCAWDU leader, addresses factory workers during the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Ath Thun, CCAWDU leader, addresses factory workers during the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Vorn Pov, union leader, at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Vorn Pov, union leader, at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

All the groups of citizens and monks, totalling several hundreds, have ended their 5-day journey along the national highways from various cities in Cambodia to reach Phnom Penh during a ‘Peace March’ to promote human rights. They each were denied access for a while by police blockades at the entrance of the city but finally were let through. They now take a rest before marching again in the capital tomorrow to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

Video HERE.

See also HERE and HERE.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: End of a breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: End of a breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, talks to the press during a short break on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, talks to the press during a short break on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Undercover police taking notes while marchers wait in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Undercover police taking notes while marchers wait in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers waiting in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers waiting in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Sam Rainsy, CNRP president, and Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, follow the marchers on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Sam Rainsy, CNRP president, and Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, follow the marchers on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers take a rest at their final destination at Wat Than on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers take a rest at their final destination at Wat Than on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

Groups of monks and citizens proceed steadily but slowly during their 5-day ‘Peace March’ to promote human rights along the national highways and head for Phnom Penh for International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

Blisters are popping and muscles are sore though. And progress is not equal for all as some marchers are occasionally being harassed, either by police blocking the groups leaving from Kampong Cham and Takeo, or head monks locking up pagodas where the marchers intended to stay overnight.

See also ‘Peace March’, Day 1 HERE.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks blessing villagers during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks blessing villagers during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, heading a group of monks and citizens who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, heading a group of monks and citizens who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Nurse providing ointment to marchers with sore mucles who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Nurse providing ointment to marchers with sore mucles who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Tired elderly in the back of a truck during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Tired elderly in the back of a truck during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

Several groups of monks and citizens are on a 5-day walk on Cambodia’s national highways (well… sort of ‘high’) in a ‘Peace March’ to promote human rights. The groups are converging to the capital Phnom Penh to celebrate International Human Righst Day on December 10th. Two groups, in Kompong Cham and Takeo provinces were prevented from marching on Friday.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens leave Wat Day Kraham on the first of a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens leave Wat Day Kraham on the first of a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People being blessed by monks during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People being blessed by monks during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People waiting to be blessed and offer food and money when monks pass by during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People waiting to be blessed and offer food and money when monks pass by during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monk distributing leaflets during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monk distributing leaflets during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People offering food and money before being blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People offering food and money before being blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks check their cellphones during a break on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights gather for a group photograph. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks check their cellphones during a break on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights gather for a group photograph. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Evicted villagers from Borei Keila joined monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Evicted villagers from Borei Keila joined monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' tie an armband promoting human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' tie an armband promoting human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights blesses villagers who offered food and money. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights blesses villagers who offered food and money. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Villagers wait to offer food and money and to be blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Villagers wait to offer food and money and to be blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a break during their march. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a break during their march. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights set up camp for the night in a pagoda. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights set up camp for the night in a pagoda. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

Citizens and monks gathered at the LICADHO offices this morning to board trucks and buses carrying them to the various locations the Peace March will start from tomorrow morning, converging to Phnom Penh for International Human Rights Day this December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 4/12/2014: Citizens and monks at the LICADHO office prepare for a 5-day march to promote peace.

For the third consecutive Sunday, family members, monks and sympathisers gathered at the gate of Prey Sar prison to request the release of the activists and monks who were arrested and sentenced to a 1-year jail sentence early this month. But they also celebrated the birthday of the daughter of imprisoned land rights activist Tep Vanny.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Daughter of imprisoned land rights activist Tep Vanny, celebrating her birthday with family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Daughter of imprisoned land rights activist Tep Vanny, celebrating her birthday with family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, addressing the family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, addressing the family members, activists, monks and sympathisers gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Protesters signing a banner denouncing violence against children and women while family members, activists, monks and sympathisers are gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Protesters signing a banner denouncing violence against children and women while family members, activists, monks and sympathisers are gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Protesters signing a banner denouncing violence against children and women while family members, activists, monks and sympathisers are gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Protesters signing a banner denouncing violence against children and women while family members, activists, monks and sympathisers are gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Protesters signing a banner denouncing violence against children and women while family members, activists, monks and sympathisers are gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/11/2014: Protesters signing a banner denouncing violence against children and women while family members, activists, monks and sympathisers are gathered at Prey Sar prison for the third consecutive Sunday, to request the release of those who were arrested and promptly condemned to a 1-year jail sentence 1 month ago.

One of the ‘Hearths of Resistance’, places in Phnom Penh where citizens resist the erosion of their rights, is Borei Keila, a community which was violently evicted almost 3 years ago after a series of broken promises. Condemned to live either on a relocation site 45 Km out of the capital, or next to the garbage thrown out of the building they were promised an appartment in, many members from the community have radicalised, and systematically join other communities entangled in similar land issues to support them in their struggle.

Other members of the community simply try to eke out a living.

This is a follow-up on ‘Quest for Land’, an app for the iPad with an in-depth, interactive reportage with over 700 photographs covering all aspects of land issues in Cambodia. Text by Robert Carmichael, photographs by John Vink. Available on iTunes HERE.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/11/2014: The unhealthy settlement which grew at the foot of the buildings which were promised to the Borei Keila community before their violent eviction on January 2012.

When two powerfull fight for land, the poor lose theirs. Villagers from Chi Khor Krom, in the Sre Ambel district of Koh Kong province, demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in support of their case being handled there. While 15 families who lost land during a dispute between powerfull businessman Heng Huy and Sok Hong, another businessman, one of the villagers was accused of violence and had to stand trial.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villager from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) is breastfeeding while she demonstrates in support of her case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villager from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) is breastfeeding while she demonstrates in support of her case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/11/2014: A community representative talks to the press when villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/11/2014: A community representative talks to the press when villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh.27/11/2014: Villagers from Chi Khor Krom (Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province) demonstrate in support of their case , related to a land issue with businessman Heng Huy which drags on since 2009, being discussed at the Supreme Court.