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Cambodia: A Quest for Justice

Kaing Guek Eav, also known as "Duch," sits in a Phnom Penh courtroom on July 26, 2010. (ECCC/Getty Images)

In the 30 years since the demise of the Khmer Rouge regime, during which one quarter of Cambodia's population perished, its victims waited for justice. This past July, a UN-backed tribunal found Kaing Guek Eav, commonly known as Duch, a former prison warden of the Khmer Rouge guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes for overseeing the torture and killing of thousands of prisoners. Cambodia: A Quest for Justice tells the emotional story of two men: one who lost his wife and children and survived torture; the other, the prison warden who was found guilty by the tribunal. Join us for a fascinating and haunting look inside the first case heard by this unique court, followed by an in-depth discussion about the broader significance of the trial.

Susan Farkas, Chief, Radio and Television Service, United Nations, and Co-producer of Cambodia: A Quest for Justice with Andi Gitow

Heather Ryan, Monitor for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, International Justice Program, Open Society Justice Initiative

Sichan Siv, Former US Ambassador to the UN, and author, Golden Bones

Benny Widyono, UN-Secretary-General's Representative in Cambodia (1994-97), and author, Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge and the United Nations in Cambodia

Co-presented by Open Society Institute and the UN Foundation


Event Details

Tue 7 Dec 2010
1:30pm - 3:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 Asia Society members; $12 students/seniors $15 Nonmembers