Dr. Leakhena Nou, Executive Director of ASRIC, recently published a scholarly paper about the experiences of the Khmer Rouge survivors' participation in the ECCC, also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Full citation below:
Nou, L. (2013). Beyond silent suffering and trauma half a world away: Participation of Cambodian diaspora genocide survivors in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Journal of Asia Pacific World, 4(1), 56–79.
Recent media coverage of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (formally known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia [the ECCC]) is a reminder that the impact of Cambodia’s genocide—nearly forty years ago—on Cambodians’ individual and social health is far from over. This paper focuses on activities of victim-survivors in the Cambodian American diaspora as they pursue justice and reconciliation. In particular, it focuses on the Cambodian Diaspora Victims’ Participation Project (CDVPP), launched in 2009. The CDVPP takes a medical-sociological approach to engaging victim-survivors in judicial processes as one important example of a civil-society structure augmenting the outreach efforts of the ECCC. The paper includes analyses of allegations against the Khmer Rouge in testimonies accepted as evidence by the ECCC, and a discussion of the critical role of the Cambodian American diaspora as social agents in the judicial process of the ECCC.