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Unprecedented Case Proposes Land Grabbing as a Crime Against Humanity

A communication filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today 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.

Continue reading the article at fidh.org (source)

Further coverage: Huffingtonpost.co.uk


October 10, 2014 | Namati


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