Land Law and Planning Law in Cambodia: Problems and Perspectives

TitleLand Law and Planning Law in Cambodia: Problems and Perspectives
Annotated RecordNot Annotated
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsThiel F
Secondary AuthorsTeilee K
Secondary TitleCambodian Yearbook of Comparative Legal Studies
PublisherIL Virtue Unions publisher
Place PublishedPhnom Penh
Key themesConversion-FoodSecurity, Distribution, Formalisation-titling, MarginalisedPeople, Policy-law

A group of legal scholars and professionals met in Phnom Penh in 2008 and talked of the need to organize an academic conference on the subject of comparative law. The informal dinner discussions later became a serious commitment. An organizing committee was formed to start elaborating on the topics and programs, soliciting financial and human resources for the conference. The conference was held successfully in Phnom Penh on March 14-15, 2009. It was attended by legal scholars and experts from inside and outside of Cambodia. At the end of the Conference, participants agreed to the initiative suggested by the organizing committee to launch a publication of the revised papers and to make efforts to organize regular discussions and concentrated research on the practices and methodologies of comparative law, particularly those suitable for the context of developing countries seeking to benefit from this globalizing trend. This Cambodian Yearbook of Comparative Legal Studies is the outcome of such commitments and efforts. Although the publication does not claim to possess the virtue of being able to contribute much to the existing knowledge and “mainstream” discussions about comparative law and legal theories, it works in the direction of expanding the vision, testing the adjustability and applicability of existing knowledge to parts of the world where empirical data and material for a possible new approach to comparative legal studies of the 21st century seems to exist amidst a serious academic vacuum.


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