Visiting Researcher, Cambodia Office

Ratana Ly, Cambodian, is a visting researcher at the RWI Cambodia office. During her visit, Ratana conducts fieldwork on the effects of flood induced displacement and the related responding mechanisms, as well as attending relevant RWI activities and events.

Previously, Ratana worked as a researcher at the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law, Cambodia, where she provided training and conducted research on refugee and migration law, international criminal law, international human rights law, and business & human rights. On educational background, Ratana is currently a PhD student at the University of Victoria, Canada, focusing on business and human rights.

Keywords:  displacement, migration, law and society, human rights, Cambodia

Select Publications

Smith, Rhona K.M., Ratana Ly & Chantevy Khourn, “Forced Displacement, Dispossession and Property: Cambodia,” In Armed Conflict and Forcible Displacement: Individual Rights under International Law” (2018) edited by Katselli Proukaki, E., Routledge.

Szablewska, Natalia & Ratana Ly, “Regional Collaborative Responses to the Global Migration Crisis: Refugee Law, Human Rights and Shared State Responsibility:  the Australia-Cambodia Refugee Resettlement Agreement” (2017) 91:3 Australian Law Journal.

Ly, Ratana, “Prosecuting the Khmer Rouge: Views from the Inside” In After Nuremberg. Exploring Multiple Dimensions of the Acceptance of International Criminal Justice” (2017) edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Friederika Mieth and Marjana Papa, Nuremberg: International Nuremberg Principles Academy.

Ongoing research projects

Addressing Human Rights Violations and Demands of Cambodian Construction Workers in Cambodia: A Legal Pluralism Approach

Protecting Persons Displaced in the Context of Disasters in Cambodia: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Law, Policy and Practice