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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 of a young teenaged girl in clashes with Cambodian military police is the latest in a series of violent conflicts between local people and the authorities trying to evict them from their land, Global Witness... read more
Global Witness spokespeople are available to comment on the UK government’s announcement that it intends to attach new conditions to parts of Britain’s 8.4 billion pound ($13.2 billion) annual aid budget, to encourage... 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
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's promise to review the environmental impacts of sand-dredging on the country's coastline is a welcome development, said Global Witness today. It is now critical that the review brings... read more
(Bangkok)– Cambodia’s draft law regulating associations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should be abandoned because it will undermine rather than promote civil society in the country, said Human Rights Watch,... 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Global Witness and its partners on the BOND anti-corruption group have long called for an overhaul of the UK’s outdated anti-bribery legislation, to prevent companies from paying bribes to facilitate their operations at...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
Cambodia's new anti-corruption strategy is a welcome step forward but there are some serious flaws in its design that mean it will fail to tackle corruption at the top of the political elite, warned Global Witness... read more
Global Witness today welcomed the decision of Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An to provide a list of companies operating in the oil and gas sector and some information about the management of payments made by them... read more
As host of this week's World Cities Summit under the banner of "liveable and sustainable cities", Singapore must do more to address the negative impacts of its demand for sand, which is fuelling an ecologically and... read more
Read the Cambodian Embassy's response to this press release  Cambodia's international donors must tackle head on the gross mismanagement of the country's natural resources at tomorrow's government-donor meeting,... read more
Global Witness is disappointed, but not entirely surprised, to hear that the Cambodian Embassy has withdrawn its offer for a public debate with us. We had responded to their proposal in good faith and saw this as an... 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
On 11 May 2010, the Singapore government published an official response to the Global Witness report, "Shifting Sand: how Singapore's demand for Cambodian sand threatens ecosystems and undermines good governance."... read more
Statement on Singapore's response to this report Read Cambodia's response to this report Singapore's rapid expansion is driving an ecologically and socially devastating sand-dredging industry in Cambodia, according to... 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 of a young teenaged girl in clashes with Cambodian military police is the latest in a series of violent conflicts between local people and the authorities trying to evict them from their land, Global Witness... read more
Global Witness spokespeople are available to comment on the UK government’s announcement that it intends to attach new conditions to parts of Britain’s 8.4 billion pound ($13.2 billion) annual aid budget, to encourage... read more
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's promise to review the environmental impacts of sand-dredging on the country's coastline is a welcome development, said Global Witness today. It is now critical that the review brings... read more
(Bangkok)– Cambodia’s draft law regulating associations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should be abandoned because it will undermine rather than promote civil society in the country, said Human Rights Watch,... read more
Cambodia's new anti-corruption strategy is a welcome step forward but there are some serious flaws in its design that mean it will fail to tackle corruption at the top of the political elite, warned Global Witness... read more
Read the Cambodian Embassy's response to this press release  Cambodia's international donors must tackle head on the gross mismanagement of the country's natural resources at tomorrow's government-donor meeting,... read more
Global Witness is disappointed, but not entirely surprised, to hear that the Cambodian Embassy has withdrawn its offer for a public debate with us. We had responded to their proposal in good faith and saw this as an... read more
Statement on Singapore's response to this report Read Cambodia's response to this report Singapore's rapid expansion is driving an ecologically and socially devastating sand-dredging industry in Cambodia, according to... read more
Today it was announced that BHP Billiton is under investigation for potential anti-graft violations by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). The country in which the alleged activities took place has not been... read more
Global Witness today welcomed a decision by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to ban environmentally damaging exports of sand from Cambodia. This move follows a Global Witness investigation that revealed a huge sand... read more
Aid donors to Cambodia, including the EU, US, Japan, China, and the World Bank are failing to act in the face of overwhelming evidence of government corruption and state looting, said international campaign group,... read more
A corrupt elite has captured the country’s emerging oil and mineral sectors while Cambodia’s international donors turn a blind eye, a new report from anti-graft NGO Global Witness claims today.     Downloads read more
"The Royal Embassy of Cambodia to the United Kingdom found the press release by Global Witness (“Cambodia's donors risk disaster with blind eye to poor governance of country's oil and mineral”,... 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
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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