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Publication Date

Winter 2-2007

Keywords

Cambodia, advocacy and international law, mine action, land titling, land ownership, mine clearance

Abstract

During the Democratic Kampuchea regime (1975-79), all cadastral records were destroyed. This disrupted continuity of land titling and caused many uncertainties. Currently there are a range of laws relating to land ownership that must be considered in the context of allocating demined land to beneficiaries. It is important that beneficiaries are able to secure legal title to the land they are allocated, to ensure their future security and long term benefits of the demining process overall. Therefore, the objective of this research is to pave the way for Austcare to develop a procedure or procedures to integrate the relevant legal instruments into the overall demining and land allocation process. The intended goal is the clear land allocationand titling of land for the poor population living in mine affected areas.

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