Cambodia land grab victims seek ICC probe


THE HAGUE: Victims of land grabs by Cambodia’s “ruling elite” called on Tuesday for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe their mass evictions as a crime against humanity. At least 4,000,000 hectares of land have been confiscated, which represents 22 percent of Cambodia’s land area, often for lucrative rubber or sugar plantations. Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians have been affected as part of a “widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population, pursuant to state policy,” said a complaint to be filed at The Hague-based ICC.



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