Cambodia is heavily contaminated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Performance

    Not Applicable

Recommendations for Action

  • Cambodia should accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) as a matter of priority.
  • Cambodia should comply with its obligations under international human rights law to clear cluster munition remnants (CMR) on territory under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible.
  • Cambodia should more accurately establish the extent of CMR contamination, through further systematic and comprehensive evidence-based survey of suspected hazardous areas (SHAs) generated by the national baseline survey (BLS).
  • The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) should ensure technical survey of CMR-contaminated areas is a key part of land release, in order to reduce the extent of clearance of areas that do not contain contamination.
  • The CMAA should work with operators to elaborate a dedicated strategy for CMR survey and clearance, with realistic annual targets for land release and an accompanying resource mobilisation plan.
  • The CMAA should improve CMR planning and prioritisation guidelines and implement a more targeted and systematic clearance prioritisation process for confirmed hazardous areas (CHAs).
  • The CMAA should review and revise the existing national standard on CMR clearance, in collaboration with operators and other stakeholders.

Download the 2021 Cluster Munitions Report for Cambodia

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