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This press release, copies of the Vietnam Rubber Group decision and details on how to use the complaints mechanism are all available in English, Vietnamese, Lao and Khmer at the bottom of the page.  Vietnam’s state... read more
The killing on 27th July 2014 of a teenage farmer by a soldier from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is the latest tragedy emerging out of Cambodia’s land grabbing crisis. 19 year old Try Chamroeun was reportedly shot... read more
The killing on 27th July 2014 of a teenage farmer by a soldier from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is the latest tragedy emerging out of Cambodia’s land grabbing crisis. 19 year old Try Chamroeun was reportedly shot... read more
Global Witness welcomes and supports a complaint submitted to the International Financial Corporation (IFC) today by Cambodian communities whose lives have been devastated by Vietnamese rubber baron Hoang Anh Gia Lai (... read more
Credit Suisse became the largest institutional shareholder in Vietnamese rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) just two weeks after Global Witness exposed a range of environmental and human rights abuses in the company’... read more
Deutsche Bank no longer holds any significant stock in Vietnamese rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Global Witness has learned. The decision comes after the campaign group’s research revealed a wide range of... read more
Vietnamese rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) has failed to keep to commitments to address environmental and human rights abuses in its plantations in Cambodia and Laos, Global Witness said today. The campaign group... read more
Version francaise International schemes to protect forests are unlikely to succeed until they ensure that local civil society and communities are at the heart of forest monitoring, according to a new report published by... read more
A provincial court in Cambodia has acquitted a military policeman and his wife who stood accused of the brutal murder of a journalist investigating the country’s illegal timber trade. Hang Serei Oudom’s mutilated body... read more
Club ignoring concerns over Vietnamese-academy partner’s land grabbing and human rights abuses Arsenal F.C. appears unwilling to prevent a key Vietnamese academy partner company trading on its name whilst accused of... read more
Global Witness understands that Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) CEO Doan Nguyen Duc held a press conference during which the company contested evidence in Global Witness’ report ‘Rubber Barons’. This report highlights how the... read more
Click here to read the report and watch the film  The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Deutsche Bank are financing Vietnamese rubber companies driving a wave of land and forest "grabs" in Cambodia and... read more
Global Witness joins Cambodian activists and citizens in commemorating the death of Chut Wutty, the Director of environmental watchdog Natural Resource Protection Group (NRPG), who was murdered a year ago today by... read more
Case attracts scrutiny as arrests of land activists double in a year The Cambodian government must release prominent land activist Mam Sonando and end its increasing repression of civil society and ordinary citizens,... read more
Global Witness welcomes Interpol’s announcement that it has arrested nearly 200 people and seized around US$8 million worth of illegal timber in a major international crackdown on illegal logging and timber trafficking... read more
This press release, copies of the Vietnam Rubber Group decision and details on how to use the complaints mechanism are all available in English, Vietnamese, Lao and Khmer at the bottom of the page.  Vietnam’s state... read more
The killing on 27th July 2014 of a teenage farmer by a soldier from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is the latest tragedy emerging out of Cambodia’s land grabbing crisis. 19 year old Try Chamroeun was reportedly shot... read more
The killing on 27th July 2014 of a teenage farmer by a soldier from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is the latest tragedy emerging out of Cambodia’s land grabbing crisis. 19 year old Try Chamroeun was reportedly shot... read more
Global Witness welcomes and supports a complaint submitted to the International Financial Corporation (IFC) today by Cambodian communities whose lives have been devastated by Vietnamese rubber baron Hoang Anh Gia Lai (... read more
Credit Suisse became the largest institutional shareholder in Vietnamese rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) just two weeks after Global Witness exposed a range of environmental and human rights abuses in the company’... read more
Deutsche Bank no longer holds any significant stock in Vietnamese rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Global Witness has learned. The decision comes after the campaign group’s research revealed a wide range of... read more
Vietnamese rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) has failed to keep to commitments to address environmental and human rights abuses in its plantations in Cambodia and Laos, Global Witness said today. The campaign group... read more
Version francaise International schemes to protect forests are unlikely to succeed until they ensure that local civil society and communities are at the heart of forest monitoring, according to a new report published by... read more
A provincial court in Cambodia has acquitted a military policeman and his wife who stood accused of the brutal murder of a journalist investigating the country’s illegal timber trade. Hang Serei Oudom’s mutilated body... read more
Club ignoring concerns over Vietnamese-academy partner’s land grabbing and human rights abuses Arsenal F.C. appears unwilling to prevent a key Vietnamese academy partner company trading on its name whilst accused of... read more
Global Witness understands that Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) CEO Doan Nguyen Duc held a press conference during which the company contested evidence in Global Witness’ report ‘Rubber Barons’. This report highlights how the... read more
Click here to read the report and watch the film  The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Deutsche Bank are financing Vietnamese rubber companies driving a wave of land and forest "grabs" in Cambodia and... read more
Global Witness joins Cambodian activists and citizens in commemorating the death of Chut Wutty, the Director of environmental watchdog Natural Resource Protection Group (NRPG), who was murdered a year ago today by... read more
Case attracts scrutiny as arrests of land activists double in a year The Cambodian government must release prominent land activist Mam Sonando and end its increasing repression of civil society and ordinary citizens,... read more
Global Witness welcomes Interpol’s announcement that it has arrested nearly 200 people and seized around US$8 million worth of illegal timber in a major international crackdown on illegal logging and timber trafficking... read more
Global Witness understands that Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) CEO Doan Nguyen Duc held a press conference during which the company contested evidence in Global Witness’ report ‘Rubber Barons’. This report highlights how the... read more
This interactive map by Cambodian organisation Licadho lays bare the speed and scale of the landgrabbing crisis currently gripping Cambodia. Over 2.1 million hectares of land – roughly the total area of Wales... read more
Global Witness and its partners on the BOND anti-corruption group have long called for an overhaul of the UK’s outdated anti-bribery legislation, to prevent companies from paying bribes to facilitate their operations at... read more
On 30th April 2010, the Cambodian Embassy published a press release challenging Global Witness to a public debate, in response to our criticism of the government's management of the country's natural resources. This... read more
These documents accompany and substantiate claims made in the report "Shifting Sand: how Singapore's demand for Cambodian sand threatens ecosystems and undermines good governance." The details of each is as follows:... read more
In the course of its investigation into Cambodia's oil, gas and mining sectors, Global Witness obtained a number of key documents. Global Witness believes that it is important that these documents, which include key... read more
05.02.2009 | Country for Sale
UPDATE JULY 09: VISIT OF CAMBODIAN PRIME MINISTER WOULD UNDERMINE LABOUR'S ANTI-CORRUPTION PLEDGES UPDATE MAY 09: GLOBAL WITNESS WELCOMES CAMBODIA SAND EXPORT BAN  UPDATE MAY 09: GLOBAL WITNESS SLAMS DONOR... read more
Downloads Cambodia's Family Trees (Low Res) Cambodia's Family Trees (Med Res) Cambodia's Family Trees (Word Version) Recommendations and Summary   Other Languages Khmer - Cambodia's Family Trees Part 1 (Low Res)... read more
A review of law enforcement in the forestry sector in Cambodia. The report examines evidence of illegal logging that Global Witness has submitted to the Royal Government of Cambodia as part of the Forest Crimes... read more
Downloads forests_famine_and_war_the_key...dias_future.htm read more
07.12.1999 | The Untouchables
THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED TO ALERT INTERESTED PARTIES TO THE POTENTIAL SHORTCOMINGS IN THE ADB-FUNDED CONCESSION REVIEW BEING CARRIED OUT IN LATE 1999. IN PARTICULAR, THE LOGISTICAL CONSTRAINTS AND THE MANDATE OF THE... read more
An exposé of the illegal trade in Cambodian timber to Vietnam, where it is made into garden furniture and then exported to European high street stores. Downloads Made_in_Vietnam.doc read more
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At least 500 people have been uprooted from their homes to make way for luxury villas where European Union foreign ministers, including William Hague, will stay during a summit in Laos on Monday, writes David Blair in... read more
Human rights organisations are calling on donor governments to reassess their aid programmes to Cambodia if the country passes a law that can be used to muzzle local and foreign NGOs, writes the Guardian's Marc Tran. read more