The Fate of Human Rights and Land Rights Defenders in Cambodia

A moving documentary.

10 of these land rights defenders are in jail at this moment.

5 Human rights activists including 3 monks are currently in jail.

The Rights of Others” is OMCT fourth documentary. Directed by Chris Kelly, it is part of OMCT sponsorship project “Défendre les Défenseurs”.

Over the last few years, the Cambodian Government has granted land concessions to private national and international companies at an alarming rate for agriculture, mining, and infrastructure development. Most of these lands were inhabited by farmers and indigenous peoples who have been evicted and relocated to areas without access to basic services. Defending the rights of evicted persons, human rights defenders mobilize against the issuance of land concessions and forced evictions through peaceful demonstrations. In so doing, they are subject to harassment by the involved companies as well as police brutality and arrests.

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