Violence does not occur in a vacuum. Societal conditions, culture, and politics can legitimize, if not support, individual and collective pathways to violence. In this light, genocide is not spontaneous or detached from an individual and community’s socio-economic background. Download PDF   


The destruction of cultural property during times of conflict can amount to a war crime, a crime against humanity or genocide. Cultural property can include land, buildings, monuments, artistic works and other objects of ‘great importance to the cultural heritage of every people’.1 International law also protects things that are not physical, such as language, […]

RECONCILIATION PROCESS IN CAMBODIA: 1979-2007 Before the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Dr. Ly Sok-Kheang (2017)

This dissertation attempts to fill some gaps in the reconciliation literature by presenting evidence that both state and non-state actors initiated practices to restore relationships between former adversaries after Cambodia’s 1975-1979 genocide ended. Their wide-ranging methods included exercising forgiveness, promoting peaceful co-existence, seeking justice, and acknowledging contrition and other expressions of individual culpability. Both primary […]

THE ROYAL HOUSE OF CAMBODIA, Ambassador Julio A. Jeldres, Ph.D (2017)

A new book on The Royal House of Cambodia by Ambassador Julio A. Jeldres Ph.D, a former Senior Private Secretary and Official Biographer to His Late Majesty the King Father Norodom Sihanouk, launched by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, at the Royal Palace on 19 December 2017. The 300+ pages book is an updated version […]

CAMBODIA’S HIDDEN SCARS: Trauma Psychology and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia, Second Edition, Edited by Beth Van Schaack, Daryn Reicherter Managing, Editors by Gillian Reierson (2016)

The first edition of this volume was originally produced in parallel with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of  Cambodia (ECCC) process  with an  eye toward  compiling the current research on the enduring mental health sequelae of the Khmer Rouge’s crimes—including intergenerational harm—and presenting concrete recommendations to the Royal Government of Cambodia to address the […]