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Gobal Metrics for the Environment

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Yale Data Driven Environmental Group, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks countries‘ performance on high-priority environmental issues in two areas: protection of human health and protection of ecosystems. Within these two policy objectives the EPI scores national performance in nine issue areas comprised of more than 20 indicators. Cambodia was also included in this report and its rank was 146th with the score, 51.24. The deforestation issues in Cambodia were raised in this report, too.

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Still Banking on Land Grabs

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Oxfam Australia

Land grabs — often involving forced evictions — are still taking place in some of the world’s poorest countries. This is having devastating impacts on the lives of vulnerable rural communities. Over the last 15 years, 40 million hectares have changed hands through large-scale land acquisitions — much of which is linked to agriculture and timber land grabs.

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Access to Justice for Children: Cambodia

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia 1993 (the “Constitution”) does not explicitly determine the status and authority of international treaties. However, it requires the state to recognise and respect the rights stipulated in human rights conventions, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Child Rights In­­­­ternational Network (CRIN) ranked Cambodia 166 out of 197 coun­tries for the effectiveness of its courts in protecting children in 2015.

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Performance and Perception: The Impact of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Open Society Foundations

This report attempts to examine both how the ECCC has performed, and how Cambodians perceive its performance. It seeks first to analyze the ECCC’s record to date in meeting its primary goal of providing justice to the victims of the KR by establishing credible accountability for the highest level perpetrators and thus ending impunity for the worst crimes of the KR. Second, this report examines the court’s record in meeting its secondary goals of contributing to an improved domestic justice system, healing and reconciliation for victims and perpetrators, and a better general understanding of what happened during the KR regime.

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Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation

Publication Year: 2014  / Sources: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Before the 1990s, the international community did not view violence against women in general and more specifically Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a major issue. If violence against women was recognized as an issue at all, it was seen as under the purview of national governments, not a subject of international law. Violence against women was widely viewed as a private act or a domestic matter carried out by private individuals. For this reason FGM was initially placed beyond the scope of international human rights law.

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