Land Legislation Implementation Program in Cambodia– Phases 1 and 2

2001 – 2006

With support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), EMWI provided extensive assistance to the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC) from 2001 – 2006 through two phases of a program geared towards improving the security of land tenure in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Project had three objectives: (i) Establish a legal system and implementing mechanisms to resolve the uncertainty/disputes with respect to ownership and related land rights; (ii) Build the capacity of the judiciary, legal community, and technical staff responsible for implementing the Land Law; and (iii) Raise public awareness of the Land Law and increase the people’s access to mechanisms to realize their rights under the law. EWMI completed this project in April 2006, and as a result of EWMI’s efforts, priority legal texts were completed, Cadastral Commission members and staff, Party Assistants and judges and prosecutors were trained, and innovative public awareness materials and land law textbooks were developed and widely disseminated to government employees, NGO workers, law students and legal professionals.