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Rise
2014

Rise

John Vink

Resisting Human Rights Erosion in Cambodia

With the peace accord that brought an end to the civil war in 1991 and the surrender of the Khmer Rouge in 1998, Cambodia seemed to be leaving its past behind it. Thanks to a UN peace mission, democracy was established in the first half of the 1990s, although that proved to be largely in name only: premier Hun Sen has been in power since 1985, making him the longest-sitting head of government in the region. His long tenure can be credited to his autocratic, corrupt and often violent policies. The rapid economic growth, the corrupt legal system, and a fundamental change in the social structures have created an enormous gap between the rich and poor. Independent civil rights organizations, in most cases a result from unlawful land expropriation, resist the daily erosion of Cambodians' human rights.

Another Asia II
2006

Another Asia II

John Vink

CAMBODIA - THE QUEST FOR LAND

Under the Khmer Rouge dictatorship, private land ownership was forbidden in Cambodia. The Pol Pot regime destroyed all land ownership records. The present political stability and economic growth have once again made land a valuable possession. The absence of rules and any clear title records it is however the law of the jungle that prevails. According to a recent study, at least twenty percent of landowners have lost their property to their more powerful countrymen. John Vink photographed the spreading struggle, which is leading to a new landless generation. In Cambodia, eighty percent of the population lives off the land.

  • CAMBODIA - THE QUEST FOR LAND


    Under the Khmer Rouge dictatorship, private land ownership was forbidden in Cambodia. The Pol Pot regime destroyed all land ownership records. The present political stability and economic growth have once again made land a valuable possession. The absence of rules and any clear title records it is however the law of the jungle that prevails. According to a recent study, at least twenty percent of landowners have lost their property to their more powerful countrymen. John Vink photographed the spreading struggle, which is leading to a new landless generation. In Cambodia, eighty percent of the population lives off the land.

  • CAMBODIA - THE QUEST FOR LAND

  • CAMBODIA - THE QUEST FOR LAND

  • CAMBODIA - THE QUEST FOR LAND

  • CAMBODIA - THE QUEST FOR LAND

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