Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cambodia: UN-backed tribunal begins trial against four top Khmer Rouge figures

Three days ago a five-judge panel at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a special Tribunal backed by the United Nations and based in Phnom Penh, began the trial against four of the most senior surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, in power between April 1975 and January 1979.
UN-backed Tribunal begins trial in Cambodia

At least 1.7 million Cambodians are estimated to have died from starvation, forced labour, torture and execution during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, which was followed by a protracted period of civil war.
Wikipedia Khmer Rouge Rule of Cambodia

The ECCC was set up in 2006 and the UN provides assistance through the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) and participates in the operations of the tribunal.
UNAKRT Webpage

Yale University Library has helped the Documentation Center of Cambodia in Phnom Penh to preserve records of the Khmer Rouge state police archives (Santebal)
Preserving Khmer Rouge Archives
Website Documentation Center of Cambodia
Cambodian Genocide Program Yale University

1 comment:

  1. Gus, love the way you are keeping track of the power of archives to fight for human rights. Keep the good work!