For 30 years since the demise of the Khmer Rouge regime, in 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,” from the UNTV series 21st Century, tells the emotional story of two men: one who lost his wife and children and survived torture; the other, the head of a notorious Rouge prison, 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.
Event copresented by Open Society Foundations, the Asia Society, and the UN Foundation.
- Susan Farkas, Chief, Radio and Television Service, United Nations
- 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
Asia Society, New York City