This case study discusses the mass eviction that took place on 21 March 2005 in Kbal Spean village, near the Thai-Cambodian border at Poipet. The eviction resulted in deaths and injuries and the temporary detention of a large number of villagers. Journalists and staff of various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) witnessed the eviction, and the case was heavily reported in the media. The extent of the violence and injuries shocked the public.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2005Cambodia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Cambodia
A book documenting stories of people affected by forced evictions in Cambodia. The personal stories show what is lost when a home is destroyed or livelihood disrupted; and how people living in poverty are routinely excluded from decisions affecting them. Case studies include evictions from Boeung Kak Lake, Battambang, Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk, Pursat and Kampong Chhnang, Phnom Penh, Kratie and Siem Reap.
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