Cases & Deals

Cambodian villagers defend their land rights

Clients Cambodian villagers

Jones Day is representing a group of Cambodian villagers in connection with enforcement of their land rights. Violation of land rights has become one of the most pressing human rights threats in Cambodia, with both the Cambodian rural and urban poor losing their land to illegal concessions. This "land grab," as it has become known, has dispossessed thousands of Cambodians as the government turns a blind eye to fraudulent confiscation of farmers' land, forced eviction, illegal logging, and widespread plundering of natural resources. A team of Jones Day attorneys in London is representing the villagers in their efforts to reclaim their land and to seek compensation for the use of the land that was wrongfully taken.