Community Legal Education Centre (CLEC)

 

Country

Cambodia

Organization

Community Legal Education Centre (CLEC)

CLEC empowers Cambodian communities to protest land concessions that are detrimental to their livelihoods. Since the 1990s, the Cambodian Government has conceded large tracts of land to private companies for investment in plantations and large-scale agriculture, yet the communities that live on the land have drawn little benefit from these concessions and have no effective remedy or recourse when they are evicted to make way for new development. CLEC provides communities with legal services to help combat concessions and seek compensation for the loss of their homes and livelihoods.

Project

Land and Natural Resource Program

Purpose: To empower local communities to fight for their land and resource rights by providing legal training, consultation, and representation for community clients and land rights activists.

Project Grant Amount $30,000
Total Grants Received $30,000
Years Supported 1
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Civil society organizations, Farmers and fisherfolk, Human rights defenders, Indigenous peoples