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7 Oct 2014

Author:
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Summary of communication & other information on Cambodians’ formal claim that systematic land seizures amount to crimes against humanity

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“Cambodia: ICC preliminary examination requested into crimes stemming from mass land grabbing”, 7 October 2014

A communication filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC)…alleges that widespread and systematic land grabbing conducted by the Cambodian ruling elite for over a decade amounts to a crime against humanity. The communication contends that senior members of the Cambodian government, its security forces, and government-connected business leaders carried out an attack on the civilian population with the twin objectives of self-enrichment and preservation of power at all costs. Crimes committed as part of this campaign include murder, forcible transfer of populations, illegal imprisonment, persecution, and other inhumane acts…

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Cambodians file claim before Intl. Criminal Court alleging widespread & systematic land seizures by govt. & govt-linked businesses amount to crime against humanity

Cambodian villagers’ Intl. Criminal Court complaint (re land grabbing)