No justice without remembering

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Skulls at the killing field Choeung Ek near Phnom Penh, which is now a memorial.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime collapsed in January 1979. It left deep marks, having claimed an estimated 1.7 million lives. Thirty-eight years later, people are still seeking justice. To learn from history and cope with the trauma, Cambodians need documentation, memorialisation and reparation.

Cambodians continue to suffer the impacts of their country’s violent and traumatic history. Under dictator Pol Pot, who ruled the country from 1975 to 1979, most people became victims in one way or another. Many were executed; others starved. Forced labour and forced marriages were common. Masses of people were separated from their families.

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Dispute Over Support for Iconic Khmer Rouge Site Prompts Funding Rethink

 The head of the Documentation Center of Cambodia has called on the Khmer Rouge tribunal to include one of the regime’s most iconic sites in its list of reparations.

Youk Chhang, director of DC-Cam, said in a letter to Marie Guiraud, a lawyer at the tribunal, that the Anlong Veng Peace Center Project should be supported with reparations money.

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Cambodia Deports Russian Businessman Sergei Polonsky

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Cambodia Police Arrest Russian Businessman Sergei Polonsky

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