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Human security and land rights in Cambodia

The report of a project exploring human security and land rights in Cambodia. The project used a human security framework to address two questions: (1) What kind of insecurities do people in areas with land disputes have, and who is most insecure? (2) What provides people with security, and how does land policy relate to other sources of security over land? The study involved more than 400 participants in Kampong Chhnang, Ratanakiri, and Phnom Penh. The study shows that insecurity over land is about wider issues of poverty environment and livelihood insecurity. Women are more at risk of land insecurity, although cultural norms of land ownership and management benefit both men and women. Land title was an important source of security for many people in the study, but it did not provide full security. Knowledge and use of dilute resolution mechanisms is limited. Resettled communities face specific human security challenges; and economic land concessions provide limited opportunities for local people.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Concessions
  • Economic land concessions and plantations
  • Expropriation
  • Land
  • Land policy and administration
  • Land sales and trades
  • Land tenure and land titling
  • Land transfers
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Yes
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Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace Street 1966, Phum Paung Peay,Phnom Penh Thmey, Sen Sok, Phnom Penh Cambodia. Phone: (855) 12 81 99 53 Email:

Author (individual) Beban, Alice
Co-author (individual) Pou Sovachana
Publication place Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Publisher Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
Publication date 2014
Pagination iv, 115
Date uploaded July 13, 2015, 09:50 (UTC)
Date modified January 11, 2017, 11:29 (UTC)