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The failure of land dispute resolution mechanisms

This brief considers the current state and practice of dispute resolution mechanisms in Cambodia, which have been formed to address land disputes and conflicts. The first section introduces land rights abuses in the context of economic land concessions and land grabs, and discusses the relevance for studying land dispute resolution mechanisms in Cambodia. The second section describes the five main dispute resolution mechanisms and the jurisdiction of each mechanism depending on the type of land dispute involved. The third section discusses the gap between the theory and practice of Cambodia’s dispute resolution mechanisms, along with two case studies to illustrate the ineffectiveness of existing mechanisms. The brief concludes with recommendations.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Economic land concessions and plantations
  • Land
  • Overview of policy and legal framework
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
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Author (corporate) Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Publication place Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Publisher Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Publication date 2014
Pagination 12 p.
Date uploaded July 13, 2015, 03:38 (UTC)
Date modified June 17, 2016, 11:54 (UTC)