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Cambodia: Genocide verdict is bitter, belated justice

“Today’s verdict hopefully brings some measure of justice to the victims, forty years after the unspeakable mass atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia," said Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia.

Aust link in Cambodia genocide ruling

Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea, who has been found guilty of genocide in Cambodia, was ultimately responsible for the deaths of two Australian yachtsmen.

Full Text: Historic Judgment against Genocide in Cambodia

Today, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convicted former senior Khmer Rouge leaders NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan of genocide,crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

There is still hope for Cambodia’s democracy

The international community has to pressure Cambodia to hold free and fair elections.

New life beckons for multilingual Cambodian boy at centre of viral video

In the ancient temple complex of Angkor, it is not often a new attraction emerges. But from the country’s most revered site, a new sensation has arrived - a young boy named Thuch Salik.

Free trip to China for polygot Cambodian boy

A Cambodian boy who became an internet star worldwide has been invited on a three-day trip to Beijing, after a video showing him speaking multiple languages and dialects went viral in China.

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in Cambodia’s ‘Nuremberg’ moment

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are the two most senior living leaders of regime that presided over deaths of at least 1.7 million in Cambodia.

EU Prepares to Withdraw Cambodia From Trade Scheme

The World Bank has warned that Cambodia’s economy will face increased risks if the EU presses ahead with Cambodia’s expulsion from the scheme.

Cambodia’s Court of Appeal Routinely Fails to Explain Verdicts: Rights Group

Cambodia’s Court of Appeal, which has come under fire for what are widely seen as politically motivated verdicts issued at the behest of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s one-party government, failed to provide a reasoned judgment in nearly three-fourths of cases it tried over the last two years, a rights group said Thursday.

Cambodian-Americans Say Midterms Will Not Change Passage of Cambodia Democracy Bill

An activist said the retirement of Ed Royce, a prominent Republican critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government and chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, would be a loss to the Cambodian-American community.

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal’s last gasp

The U.N.-assisted international tribunal in Cambodia judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people will issue verdicts Friday in perhaps the last such trial.

Mixed Views on Khmer Rouge Tribunal Impact, Legacy Ahead of Genocide Verdict

Peter Maguire, author of “Facing Death in Cambodia”, said the court’s legacy was “part good, part bad, and part ugly,” having spent some $300 million to try just three Khmer Rouge officials.

Cambodia at the center of a new Cold War

US Vice President Mike Pence is expected to raise an emerging Chinese naval base in Cambodia at regional summits, a revelation that could put Phnom Penh at the heart of rising superpower tensions.

Helicopter Pilot Downed in Cambodia Honored Today with Inscription on Alexandria Memorial

A soldier from Alexandria, VA, who went Missing In Action (MIA) during the Vietnam War when his helicopter was downed by enemy fire, got a special tribute today.

Fear, Paranoia Stalks Former Opposition Officials a Year After Party Outlawed

The CNRP was the country’s largest political party and the only party to win seats in parliament in the 2013 election.

NGO Urges Cambodia’s Interior Ministry to Intervene in Eviction of Vietnamese From Tonle Sap...

A nongovernmental organization in Cambodia called on the country’s Interior Ministry to intervene in the eviction of more than 2,000 ethnic Vietnamese living on the Tonle Sap Lake, saying land demarcated for their relocation lacks the infrastructure necessary to support them.

The Khmer Rouge Trials: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

As the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia prepares its final verdict, a look back at its legacy.

Australian nurse freed from Cambodian jail but 43 women arrested over surrogacy

Tammy Davis-Charles was secretly freed on 22 May, a senior prison official says.

Lao Woman’s Ordeal Highlights Growing Trafficking Problem as Workers Seek Better Jobs in Thailand

The trafficking of Lao nationals to neighboring Thailand as undocumented laborers continues to be a growing problem with brokers arranging for thousands to be taken across the border for job opportunities that too often end up in situations where Laotians are abused by their employers.

Cambodia embarks on new phase of flagship education program

Cambodia's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports launched on Wednesday the new and final phase of a multi-year joint capacity development partnership, which aims to strengthen the country's education sector over four years.