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Khmer Rouge Trial

What Kind of Justice, 34 Years After the Khmer Rouge Genocide

Jessica Lander | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Jessica Lander

As of Thursday morning three men have been publicly held responsible for the murder of nearly 2 million Cambodians.

Khmer Rouge Leaders Finally Convicted For Reign Of Terror

AP | TODD PITMAN and SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top l...

The Genocide Trial Of Two Former Khmer Rouge Leaders Is Cleared To Begin

AP | ABBY SEIFF and SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A United Nations-assisted tribunal on Wednesday cleared the way to begin the genocide trial of two elderly former top le...

My Time With Chum Mey: One of the Only Living Survivors of Pol Pot's Reign Tells His Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

I met Chum Mey at the site of S21, where he, remarkably, was allowed to live because he could fix his jailers' typewriters. Tragically, he could not save his wife and son, who were shot before his eyes as they were being moved to a different camp.

WATCH: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Speaks On War Crimes

The Aspen Institute | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

This post came to us from our partner, The Aspen Institute. During the rule of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979, an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians ...

Khmer Rouge Leaders Apologize To Victims' Families

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Former leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge being tried by a U.N.-backed genocide tribunal apologized to families of victims...

A Joint Worthy Enterprise

Kip Hale | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Kip Hale

It may come as a surprise to some, but the United Nations-Khmer Rouge Tribunal is working. This hybrid Cambodian-international tribunal is a joint enterprise worthy of strong support.

Hope and Change: The Arab Spring Dominated the Headlines, But 2011 Saw Other Landmark Human Rights Victories

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Julie Gutman Dickinson

As the international community prepares to mark the 61st annual Human Rights Day on December 10, here is a short list of some of the best human rights developments of 2011 outside the Middle East.

Khmer Rouge No. 2 Says Regime Acted For Cambodians

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 01.22.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The deputy leader of the Khmer Rouge regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths in Cambodia's "killing fields" insisted Tuesday...

Top Khmer Rouge Leaders On Trial

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Pol Pot's close confederates cannot solely blame their late leader for the atrocities that took place under Cambodia's Kh...

'Killing Fields' Trial Ready To Go

The Diplomat | Luke Hunt | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

Almost 33 years after Pol Pot was driven from power by invading Vietnamese, his surviving lieutenants are about to see their day in court. Prosecutor ...

Judge Resigns, Alleges Government Interference In Khmer Rouge War Crimes Tribunal

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A German judge responsible for indictments of Khmer Rouge war crimes suspects at Cambodia's U.N.-backed tribunal has resi...

Khmer Rouge 'Killing Fields' Commanders Go On Trial

Posted 08.27.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The four most senior surviving members of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime went on trial for war crimes on Monday,...

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Caught Between Multiple Masters?

Seth Korman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seth Korman

Last week, nearly five years after it was created, the Khmer Rouge tribunal handed down its first sentence.

Enemies of the People Are People we Know

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Cambodian Thet Sambath, a short man with a big smile, and British co-director Rob Lemkin, in The Enemies of the People seek to understand why a horrific orgy of killing happened.

Kaing Guek Eav, Khmer Rouge Prison Chief, Could Get 40 Years

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG and LUKE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The prison chief being tried for running a Khmer Rouge torture center apologized but said he was only following orders an...

Khmer Rouge Trial: Television Helps Spread Word To Nation

GlobalPost | Brendan Brady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- When the former Khmer Rouge prison chief, Kaing Ghek Eav, first took the stand eight months ago, most Cambodians had scarce kn...

Why a Small Team of Americans is Going to Spend November in Cambodia

Stephen Macfarlane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Macfarlane

A burgeoning international interest in the war crimes tribunal of Kaing Guek Eav (aka Duch, who ran Tuol Sleng and other camps like personal fiefdoms) forces attention back to the photographs.

Kaing Guek Eav, Khmer Rouge Torturer, Recounts Baby-Killing Policy

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Khmer Rouge guards killed babies by battering them against trees under an official policy to ensure the children of the b...

Khmer Rouge Trials: Duch Calls Pol Pot A 'Murderer'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The former chief jailer for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge blamed the group's late leader Pol Pot for its murderous policies as h...

Corruption Allegations Could Threaten Khmer Rouge Trials

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Even as Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia gain momentum with compelling testimony from the regime's chief torturer, allegations of corruption among the t...

Khmer Rouge Defendent: US Policies Enabled Cambodian Genocide

News 24 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The man accused of serving as the Khmer Rouge's chief torturer testified on Monday that US policies in the 1970s contributed to the brutal regime's ri...

Khmer Rouge Defendant Admits Guilt, Expresses 'Heartfelt Sorrow'

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The man accused of being the Khmer Rouge's chief torturer put down his prepared speech, removed his eyeglasses and gazed ...

Khmer Rouge Trials Begin | SETH MYDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The first substantive sessions in the trials of former Khmer Rouge officials began Monday morning, 30 years after the end of t...

Khmer Rouge Trial Opens In Cambodia (SLIDESHOW)

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG and SUSAN POSTLEWAITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The former head of a prison where thousands of Cambodians were tortured then killed for opposing the Khmer Rouge expressed rem...