Rouge Trial Project
a seven year long and challenging negotiation process, the National Assembly
and the Senate of Cambodia approved and ratified the “Agreement
between the United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia” in
October 2004. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
(ECCC) have since been established to prosecute crimes committed during
the period of the Democratic Kampuchea, dating from the 17th of April
1975 to the 7th of January 1979.
Even though the genocide committed by the
Khmer Rouge dates back 30 years ago, 98% of 536 Cambodian citizens interviewed
by KID during a survey in August 2004, want to have the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
and 61.3% expect that the tribunal would bring justice for them.
KID organizes outreach activities to inform rural populations about the
Khmer Rouge Tribunal (ECCC) processes, to assist them to participate
in the trials as victims or witnesses; and to teach about their rights
The outreach activities are carried out in the provinces of Kampong Cham,
Kratie, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Siem Reap, Battanbang, and Kampong Thom
by 120 KID volunteer citizen advisors based in those provinces.
From April 2005 to June 2007, KID’s outreach covered 737 villages
in 267 communes, with the total participation of 54,005 villagers. The
current round of outreach running from October 2007-April 2008 estimates
to educate 50,000 villagers.
and Witness Protections Standards for the ECCC and Beyond 2007-2009
Survey and Outreach
Materials from Previous Projects
here to visit
The Khmer Institute of Democracy website