A preferential trade scheme by the European Union (E.U.) for least developed countries is leading to human rights abuses and destitution among Cambodia’s poor, according to a new report released by two NGOs and sent to the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday. The report, conducted by Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International, focuses primarily on Cambodia’s sugar industry, which has come under intense scrutiny for forcibly displacing families and using child labor and assesses the human rights impacts of the trade scheme known as Everything But Arms (EBA). “While the EBA scheme is in*tended to benefit the
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