Impact of Lower Sesan 2 (LS2) Hydropower Dam on Cambodian Women’s Rights in Kbal Romeas Chas and Kbal Romeas Thmey Village, Stung Treng Province

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Sophorn Tuy

Royal University of Law and Economics

Date Written: December 26, 2019

Abstract

The author focused on current living condition of women in the villages of Kbal Romeas Chas and Kbal Romeas Thmey, in relation to living standards in particular; adequate housing food, and water. Two sites area discussed, one village that accepted resettlement and one that did not. The author raises three questions. What fundamental rights of women in Kbal Romeas Chas and Kbal Romeas Thmey were affected by the construction of LS2 hydropower dam? How those rights were violated? What legal and practical solutions are there to protect and promote women’s rights in Kbal Romeas Chas and Kbal Romeas Thmey? This paper examines the rights of women that were affected by LS2 hydropower dam and major legal frameworks and policies in the context of the protection and improvement of living conditions for women in Kbal Romeas Chas and Kbal Romeas Thmey. This paper will provide an understanding: of the current situation of women’s living conditions in Kbal Romeas Chas and Kbal Romeas Thmey; an understanding the role of Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to respect, protect and fulfill women rights in accessing adequate living conditions and raise awareness of women’s rights to women and girls in order to protect their rights

Keywords: Lower Sesan 2, Hydropower Dam, Women’s Rights, Kbal Romeas Chas, Kbal Romeas Thmey

Suggested Citation

Tuy, Sophorn, Impact of Lower Sesan 2 (LS2) Hydropower Dam on Cambodian Women’s Rights in Kbal Romeas Chas and Kbal Romeas Thmey Village, Stung Treng Province (December 26, 2019). ASEAN Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3541426

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