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Forced Eviction and Resettlement in Cambodia: Case Studies from Phnom Penh

Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Vol. 9, p. 39, 2010

Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1719134

34 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2010  

Chi Mgbako

Fordham University School of Law

Rijie Ernie Gao

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elizabeth Joynes

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anna Cave

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jessica Mikhailevich

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This Article culminates a project undertaken by the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic (“Leitner Clinic”) at Fordham Law School to examine the effects of land resettlement on communities that were forcibly evicted or are at risk of forced eviction from their homes, and, in particular, the effects of forced evictions on the Boeung Kak Lake community in central Phnom Penh and on people living with HIV/AIDS (“PLWHA”). This Article is based on field research the Leitner Clinic conducted in Cambodia in the fall of 2008. While in Cambodia, the Leitner Clinic interviewed families from four different communities: resettlement camps in Dam Nak Trayoeng and An Dong; Boeung Kak Lake, where residents are facing forced eviction; and the Green Shelters at Borei Keila where forcibly evicted PLWHA and their families await resettlement. The Leitner Clinic also met with local human rights and land rights organizations and organizations working with PLWHA.

Suggested Citation

Mgbako, Chi and Gao, Rijie Ernie and Joynes, Elizabeth and Cave, Anna and Mikhailevich, Jessica, Forced Eviction and Resettlement in Cambodia: Case Studies from Phnom Penh. Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Vol. 9, p. 39, 2010; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1719134. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1719134

Chi Mgbako (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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Rijie Ernie Gao

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Elizabeth Joynes

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Anna Cave

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Jessica Mikhailevich

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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