government must act now to end this epidemic of land grabbing, LICADHO Director Naly Pilorge said in a statement. latest figures are shocking a truly shameful milestone, she said.
But this has not addressed land conflicts and evictions affecting vulnerable Cambodians, she said.
Other activists have also criticised the land titling project, financed by long serving Prime Minister Hun Sen and the ruling Cambodian People Party (CPP), as lacking transparency and accountability. They say it is being conducted in a bullying manner and could result in thousands being thrown off their land.
Cambodia is also experiencing its biggest political upheaval in years.
some degree, the government has responded to criticisms about land grabbing by making empty promises every year and establishing a land titling project with military volunteers, Pilorge told Thomson Reuters Foundation via e mail.
property in the 1970s during their attempt to create an agrarian communist state.
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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Half a million Cambodians have been evicted from their land since 2000 or risk eviction because the government failure to create legal land titles enables it to expel smallholders and lease swathes of land to well connected companies, the human rights group LICADHO said on Tuesday.
The present government has begun re establishing a land register, but an estimated 80 percent of households today have no land titles, leaving them vulnerable to land grabbing by companies with powerful political connections.
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A government directive in May 2012 suspended the granting of new ELCs and ordered a systematic review of existing concessions, but land grabbing and land conflicts have continued unabated, rights activists say.
was fraudulent and has challenged the government over an unprecedented number of issues, ranging from factory wages and graft to land grabs.
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By December 2012, around 2.6 million hectares of land nearly 75 percent of Cambodia total arable land had been leased for ELCs, according to a report released in September 2013.
In the absence of land titles, the government has been leasing large plots of land, known as economic land concessions (ELCs), to companies, removing people who were living there.
In the first three months of 2014 alone, government land seizures affected more than 2,200 families in the 12 provinces it monitors, LICADHO, one of Cambodia oldest human rights groups, said in a statement. It also released a map illustrating the rapid growth of seizures of land by government and companies over the past 13 years.
of 14 million in 24 provinces.
number represents a potentially ruined life, an individual who faces severe and long term hardship. Without land, they no longer have the means to provide themselves with the basic requirements for a decent life, she added.
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