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A report on the failure of Cambodia's justice system to investigate and prosecute cases of rape involving women and children. The report is based on a review of 762 cases of rape and attempted rape investigated by LICADHO in 2012, 2013 and 2014. It provides details of multiple systemic flaws – corruption, discriminatory attitudes towards women and girls, misinterpretation of the law, and lack of resources – which, together, mean that many perpetrators of rape receive only very lenient punishment or go completely unpunished. Available in English and Khmer language versions.

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Data Resource Preview - (English) Getting away with it: The treatment of rape in Cambodia's justice system

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Khmer
  • Child rights
  • Crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • Human rights NGOs
  • Law and judiciary
  • Women
  • Womens rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

LICADHO Dr. Pung Chhiv Kek, President

16, Street 99, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel: (855) 23 72 71 02/216 602 E–mail: Web:

Author (corporate) LICADHO
Publication place Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Publisher LICADHO
Publication date 2015
Pagination 25 p.
Date uploaded November 30, 2015, 01:02 (UTC)
Date modified November 30, 2015, 01:05 (UTC)