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Legacy of Atrocities: Diabetes in Cambodia

Hidden scars of the savage Khmer Rouge regime can still be seen today, especially in the diabetes clinic in Siem Reap. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 5.9 percent of the 16 million Cambodians have diabetes – around 90 percent of the patients are type 2 diabetes cases. 

By Bianca Rancea

Research Finding Statelessness Minority Groups in Cambodia Takeo, Kampong Chhnang, and Pursat Provinces 2016

Located in Southeast Asia with a population of 15.14 million (NIS, 2013), Cambodia has ratified variety of conventions to help improving national development. Cambodia is a state party to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol and ratified on 15 Oct 1992, but did not ratify the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Current Challenges of International Human Rights Politics

Violations and restrictions of human rights take place every day. Pursuing human rights can be a dangerous undertaking. Human rights defenders fight with undaunted commitment for human rights. Frequently they encounter problems such as persecution and jail, or even risk paying for their commitment with their lives.

By Bianca Rancea

Phnom Penh’s White Building

When I heard Phnom Penh wasn’t a walking city, I bought a good pair of shoes. The evidence on my feet at the day’s end—after dodging motorbikes, piles of trash, street meat smoke, tuktuk offers—was par for the course.

Riel Change Project 2017 - Financial Management and Life Skills for Women

Financial Management and life skills for women- To promote women to develop their livelihood via training them on how to manage income, saving skill, life skills, how to make sufficient budget, health care, good custom for life, how to use money correctly. All lessons are useful for them and their family members to prevent from risks that might happened and build harmony condition in family, which are ways to reduce violent…

By Chuon Chamrong

Press Release by Victims Support Section - WIDE RANGING SUPPORT FOR REPARATION

The Victims Support Section (VSS), the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers (LCLs), and the Civil Party Lawyers of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) have consulted with Civil Parties, Victims Associations, implementing partners, donors, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to identify and develop proposed reparation projects for Case 002/02.

The Dark Underbelly of Land Struggles: Women at the Front of Protests

In 2016/17, during the course of my research in Cambodia, I explored micro-politics of contestation and the role of former Khmer Rouge in contesting land grabbing. Analyzing the repercussions on conflict transformation, I also paid special attention to gender dynamics at play. 

By Anne Hennings

Personal reflections on the conference – Dealing with the Past: Engaging in the Present

What does justice mean to the different victims of the Khmer Rouge? How can it be found outside of the courts? And can there be appropriate justice? Those are only some of the questions raised in the past days at the conference Dealing with the Past: Engaging in the Present. The leitmotif of the conference – how to deal with the past and how to make sure it will never happen again – has provided a link for discussions about genocide education, justice and the role of women in the context of the Cambodian genocide. From Monday 23rd January 2017 until Friday 27th January 2017 at META HOUSE

By Jonas Kramp

Dignity Project 2016 - Artistic activism against gender based violence

Cambodia - A joyous wedding preparation – celebrating a new chapter in a young wife’s as she steps into the unknown with anxious excitement. Stuck in abusive structures – the pain and suffering is hidden behind feminine beauty and a smile. But once the line is crossed too many times, the pain can be ignored no longer. Taking a stand – finding strength and courage, united as one, to have a voice and say ‘no more violence’.

Book review: Brothers In Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979

Why was China, a powerful state, incapable to influence Cambodia, a much weaker state during the years of Khmer Rouge mass atrocities? What did China get in return for its development aid? Can historical analysis reveal something about the current political environment? These are some of the questions Andrew Mertha, a professor at Cornell University, dwells into in his book Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979. 

By Viivi Tikanmäki

"Stick out your head to move forward!"

A student stands on the stage, holding a turtle in a basket. He calls his pet ‘Ninja Turtle’ as he imagines it to be a courageous fighter that stands up against bullies. In reality, the turtle spends most of its time hiding in its shell. The boy feels he has a lot in common with the turtle – he is too scared to defend a fellow classmate who is being bullied.

By Viivi Tikanmäki

Civic Charter

Repression of civil society is on the rise all over the world, even in supposedly democratic countries above reproach. Especially activists and organisations who advocate for democracy, human rights, and social and environmental justice are under pressure.

Why Genocide Occurs

More Lessons Learned from the Holocaust - Towards a Complexity-Embracing Approach to Why Genocide Occurs

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Why do genocides occur? This paper applies qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to revisit this question, and analyses 139 cases of genocide and non-genocide.

By Timothy Williams

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