Human rights groups, NGOs and members of the National Assembly attended a seminar
on managing land disputes held Dec. 15/16.
Organized by the United Nations Human Rights Center field office, the meeting examined
ways of solving the complex issue of land ownership and identified areas where reforms
Target areas included: reforming laws dealing with possession and transfer of land;
establishing an independent legal system - with land law specialists; and combating
Most public records of land ownership have been lost or destroyed and illegal seizures
of land and forced evictions are common.
The field office has also produced a book in Khmer and English to help solve land
problems. Copies are available from the office.