New Report: EU’s ‘Everything But Arms’ initiative is impoverishing Cambodian farmers

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Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International:   Trade scheme must be reformed to safeguard human rights

(Brussels – September 16, 2013)  A European Union (EU) trade initiative intended to reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries has driven thousands of Cambodian farming families into destitution and led to serious human rights violations, Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International (IDI) said in a report released on September 16, 2013.

The report, Bittersweet Harvest, assesses the human rights impacts of the EU’s ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme in Cambodia.

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