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Welcome to the Cambodian Business and Human Rights Portal

Human rights are universal rights to which all humans are entitled. Developments of the industrial age have led to these rights being influenced by actions of the private sector, meaning that businesses now have a responsibility to respect human rights. Discharging this responsibility is not only a moral and legal requirement, but is also good for business. This Portal is part of an effort to bring together businesses, civil society actors, the Royal Government of Cambodia (the ‘’RGC’’), and the public, to work together to promote and encourage a positive commitment to human rights by businesses. Our goal is to promote better understanding, constructive dialogue and close collaboration between these parties as they work towards greater respect for human rights in Cambodia. Since 1996, the Cambodian garment industry has increasingly become a major source of export revenue, providing employment to more than 600,000 Cambodian people. As such, it has become our target to increase monitoring activities to ensure that all businesses are aware of corporate social responsibility. Therefore, increased State and corporate implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“GPs”) in the Cambodian garment industry has been our primary objective since 2012. On our Portal you can find information on resources, news, events and partners working to promote understanding and respect for human rights by businesses in Cambodia, particularly in the garment sector, and learn more about the Statement of Principles and the businesses who have pledged to uphold them.

Business and Human Rights News

  • Date
    18-Nov-2020
    Source
    Khmer Times

    Oddar Meanchey provincial police arrested four residents from Anlong Veng district yesterday, for allegedly using machinery to clear state land illegally. However, the four in question have denied the allegations, claiming that the land which they ...
  • Date
    04-Nov-2020
    Source
    TT

    The Por Senchey District authorities in Phnom Penh have issued an order to the effect that residents in the district have 10 days to dismantle any structure in front of their homes or buildings that infringe on public streets or areas along streets ...
  • Date
    23-Oct-2020
    Source
    TT

    In the first part of our series on the sustainability of Phnom Penh’s urbanization, we take an in-depth look at the filling-in of wetlands and lakes throughout the city and the potential flood risk this poses, as well as the services that wetlands p...
  • Date
    21-Oct-2020
    Source
    PPP

    Over 600 residents living at 7NG Group’s gated community in Chaom Chao II commune, in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district have protested the sale of a park in the area which has historically been used as a communal space. Their representative Nop Ph...
  • Date
    14-Oct-2020
    Source
    Others

    Prey Nop district, Preah Sihanouk province – Before leaving her village on the morning of October 12, a 41-year-old fisherwoman was chatting with her neighbors over concerns that they could be forcibly evicted from their land without compensation. ...
  • Date
    14-Oct-2020
    Source
    PPP

    A group of 120 families in Preah Sihanouk province’s Kampong Seila district have sent a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen seeking his intervention in their land dispute. The families are requesting land titles so they can use the land for their live...
  • Date
    09-Oct-2020
    Source
    TT

    The government has, on Oct. 7, been accused of double-standards by prominent local NGOs after a number of officials in Mondulkiri Province faced light punishments for their roles in a series of land grabs. This culture of impunity, the NGOs said, ne...
  • Date
    09-Oct-2020
    Source
    PPP

    An investigating judge at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court has identified 10 suspects related to the case of Major General Pov Sothearan which involves the clearance of forest in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune. Provincial court spokesman Meas Pr...
  • Date
    09-Oct-2020
    Source
    Khmer Times

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered provincial governor Svay Sam Eang to take action against the commune chiefs in O’Raing and Keo Seima districts because they were involved with illegal logging and forestland clearing. The officials were Thvan...
  • Date
    08-Oct-2020
    Source
    Khmer Times

    Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged and jailed a senior police officer for allegedly clearing and encroaching about 41 hectares of protected forestland in the province.
  • Date
    06-Oct-2020
    Source
    TT

    The Siem Reap Provincial Administration issued a warning on Sept. 24 to the effect that people whose buildings infringe on public land along roads, on sidewalks, in or along canals and the Siem Reap River have 10 days to remove their property before...
  • Date
    06-Oct-2020
    Source
    VOD

    Four Koh Kong villagers were detained for about 12 hours after camping outside the provincial hall in a group of about 60 land protesters since Monday, they said. The group say they are in a 12-year-long dispute with the Union Development Group, or...
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