Vietnamese rubber developer and Cambodian Indigenous communities reach understanding to settle protracted land dispute

(Banlung, June 15, 2024) – Twelve Indigenous villages in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnamese agribusiness giant HAGL Agrico, following a breakthrough in a decade-long mediation process aimed at resolving a protracted land dispute.    The communities have been embroiled in a conflict with HAGL Agrico since 2010, when the Cambodian […]

Peugeot: act against land-grabs in Cambodia now

Inclusive Development International joined partners Equitable Cambodia and Mighty Earth in an open letter to Peugeot, a global automobile brand, calling on the company to use its substantial influence to ensure the return of land, restoration of degraded forests and waterways, and full compensation to Indigenous communities in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province whose land and livelihoods […]

Vietnamese Agribusiness Giant HAGL Destroys Indigenous Lands

Indigenous villages in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province had waited years for Vietnamese rubber company Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) to finally return their sacred lands, as they had promised to do in a 2015 mediated agreement. Instead, during March, HAGL carried out sweeping clearances of land that had been earmarked for return to the communities through […]

World Bank Group implicated in illegal seizures of indigenous land in Cambodia and Laos, communities call for Bank’s help to get their land back

(Phnom Penh) – Representatives of seventeen indigenous communities from Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province filed a complaint to the World Bank’s private lending arm today, describing illegal seizures of their farming and grazing land and destruction of their forests and sacred sites. The complaint, submitted on behalf of affected communities by Equitable Cambodia, Cambodian Indigenous Youth Association […]