Bunthea is the Human Rights Advisor to the Cambodian Human Rights Task Force (CHRTF), where he works on monitoring and fact-finding efforts, and has played a key role in designing many monitoring initiatives. He has also worked with a number of other Cambodian human rights organizations, including the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights and international organizations such as the International Labor Organizations and Intervida World Alliance. Bunthea’s work has also taken him outside Cambodia, working for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal and also the UN/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
As a PILnet Fellow, Bunthea will develop a project on the issue of land rights in Cambodia. Specifically, he will focus on international and national legal frameworks on compensation for victims of land grabbing and work to raise awareness of land rights issues among young lawyers and activists.