Cambodia Urged to Secure Women’s Access to Land

Treaty body CEDAW Session 56
Meeting
State CAMBODIA Huridocs Code 7520
Date of adoption 18-10-2013
Document symbol CEDAW/C/KHM/CO/4-5
Annual report
State report CEDAW/C/KHM/4-5
Summary record CEDAW/C/SR.1169, CEDAW/C/SR.1170

Among the concluding comments and recommendations of the CEDAWC Committee :

43. The Committee urges the State party:
(a) To improve women’s access to land and tenure security, and to
ensure that acquisitions of land for economic and other concessions follow due
process, and that adequate compensation is provided following sufficient
consultative processes;
(b) To recognize that forced eviction is not a gender-neutral
phenomenon, but that it disproportionately affects women, and to take
immediate measures to protect women and girls from further eviction;
(c) To promptly investigate and, wherever appropriate, prosecute cases
of intimidation and harassment by law enforcement personnel against women
human rights defenders advocating women’s land rights;
(d) To ensure that evicted communities are relocated to sites that enable
women to have access to their places of employment, schools, health-care
centres (including sexual and reproductive care), community centres, and other
services and amenities necessary to ensure the realization of their rights under
the Convention.

THE ARREST AND SENTENCING OF THE 13 WOMEN THIS WEEK IS CAMBODIA’S TOTAL FAILURE TO COMPLY WITHNITS OBLIGATIONS AS A STATE SIGNATORY TO CEDAW IN 1992 AND TO ITS 2010 RATIFICATION OF CEDAW PROTOCOLE.

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