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Cambodia Verdicts Send a "Warning to War Criminals"
by Amanda BronstadThe National Law Journal
August 7th, 2014
CJA Staff Attorney Nushin Sarkarati represents Khmer Rouge victims before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Sarkarati talked to The National Law Journal about the court’s decision to sentence two senior Khmer Rouge officials to life imprisonment.
Miles Away and Years On, Cambodians Relish Verdict
by Amy TaxinAssociated Press
August 7th, 2014
CJA client Sophany Bay and CJA Staff Attorney Nushin Sarkarati react to verdict for Case 002/1 against senior officials from the Khmer Rouge regime.
Cambodians in California Give Testimony on Khmer Rouge for Tribunal
by Josie HuangNPR
August 1st, 2014
Thirty-five years after the Khmer Rouge regime terrorized Cambodia, judgements are coming for two former senior officials charged with war crimes.
Local Cambodians Give Testimony, Await Khmer Rouge Verdict
by Josie HuangKPCC
July 25th, 2014
CJA attorney Nushin Sarkarati talks about the importance of testimonies from the Cambodian diaspora for Khmer Rouge trials.
Khmer Rouge: Death of 'Killing Fields' Defendant Ieng Sary During Trial for Cambodia's Genocide Dismays Bay Area Survivors
by John BoudreauMercury News
March 14th, 2013
Bay Area survivors of Cambodia's genocide are dismayed with Thursday's death of a Khmer Rouge leader before he could face justice at the hands of an international tribunal for his role in the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians in the 1970s.
Bay Area Cambodians seek justice in homeland
by John BoudreauMercury News
November 20th, 2011
Six from the Bay Area will be legally represented and could provide testimony during the second international tribunal of Khmer Rouge leaders charged with crimes against humanity.
Three US Survivors To Attend Opening of Khmer Rouge Case
by Men KimsengVoice of America News - Khmer
November 17th, 2011
Three Khmer Rouge survivors will stay in Cambodia for one week to witness the first substantial hearing of the trial to date.
Khmer Rouge Trial Takes Shape
by Luke HuntThe Diplomat
July 1st, 2011
The initial hearings in Cambodia’s Case 002 have closed. The lines of defence to be employed by the four accused of involvement in genocide are becoming clear.
With Help, Cambodian-Americans Filing at Tribunal
by Men KimsengVoice of America News - Khmer
July 1st, 2011
The Center for Justice and Accountability is helping Cambodian-Americans seeking a place at Khmer Rouge tribunal hearings. Under tribunal rules the victims have a right to file grievances and applications to be witnesses, even if they have fled overseas.
Local Cambodian-Americans play active role in trial of Khmer Rouge leaders
by Rob Strauss89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio
May 13th, 2011
On a recent Saturday in Long Beach, survivors of the Khmer Rouge stepped to a microphone to tell stories that are hard to hear.
US Victims Add Calls for More Tribunal Cases
by Sophinarath CheangVOA Khmer
May 11th, 2011
Distance is perhaps one barrier that prevents US-Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge from participating in UN-backed trials underway in Phnom Penh. But that did not stop Chanthorn Pech or Roath Prom from becoming participants in the tribunal’s next case—002—an atrocity trial for four jailed Khmer Rouge leaders.
San Jose Cambodian community awaits justice
by Becky PalmstromKALW News
May 10th, 2011
One of the worst genocides of the 20th century happened in Cambodia, in the 1970s. The extremist Khmer Rouge party, led by Pol Pot tried to create a rural farming society, evacuating people from their homes and jobs in urban areas to the country, where many were killed by the government, starved, or were worked to death.
Long Beach residents' recollections of Cambodian horror will be heard
by Greg MellenContra Costa Times
April 30th, 2011
A year-and-a-half ago when refugee survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime gathered in Long Beach to fill out forms about atrocities they witnessed in the mid-'70 s in Cambodia, they had no idea whether it would make a difference. On Saturday, many of them got their answer.
Khmer Rouge Victims in US to Get Their Day in Court
The Mercury News
February 26th, 2011
Many Cambodians have lived the lives of ghosts in Silicon Valley, not seen or heard from much, quietly tormented every day and every night with unbearable memories of the genocide that wiped out entire families -- parents, spouses, children, extended relatives.
In San Jose, Talk of Atrocity Reparations
by Pin SisovannVOA Khmer
February 23rd, 2011
Now an American, Sophany Bay is filing as a complainant in the upcoming Khmer Rouge tribunal for four regime leaders. She says she wants to have a monument erected, one where she can keep a photograph of her youngest daughter and where she might engrave the names of her two other children lost to the regime.
Cambodians in US Set to Meet Over Tribunal Case
Voice of America-Khmer
February 23rd, 2011
A group of Cambodian-Americans is meeting in California later this week to discuss their legal options for reparations under the Khmer Rouge tribunal as a case for four leaders of the regime moves ahead.

Recent Press Releases
Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea Found Guilty
August 7th, 2014
On August 7, 2014, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh, known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), found Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea guilty of crimes against humanity. The Court also awarded reparations to the 3,866 Civil Parties participating in the case. This is the tribunal's first judgment against senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime for atrocities committed. CJA represents 45 U.S.-based Civil Parties before the ECCC. Click here to read more.
Community Forum for Khmer Rouge Survivors: Update on Final Verdict in Case Against former Khmer Rouge Leaders
July 9th, 2014
On July 26, 2014, CJA and the Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia (ASRIC) will hold a forum for Cambodian survivors at the Khmer Arts Center in Long Beach, California, to update them on the progress of Case 002/01.
Civil Society Requests Expansion of More Charges in the Current Case 002 Trials
The passing of Ieng Sary and the dismissal of Ieng Thirith for mental unfitness—and the advanced age and poor health of the remaining two Khmer Rouge defendants (Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan)—make imperative the need for an efficient and exhaustive decision on the liability of Khmer Rouge era atrocities.
U.S. Cambodian Survivors See Death of Accused Ieng Sary as Missed Opportunity for Justice
March 14th, 2013
Co-founder of the Khmer Rouge, Ieng Sary, died before a verdict was reached in the trial against him and two other senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). His death at the age of 87 serves as a wake-up call to the UN backed Tribunal, which has been riddled with delays since its inception.