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Recent News Articles
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.
Khmer Rouge Verdicts Offer Bittersweet Relief to SoCal Cambodians
by Josie HuangKPCC
August 7th, 2014
Decades after the rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror. CJA Staff Attorney Nushin Sarkarati comments on the verdict.

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.
CJA Donates Archives to Duke University
July 16th, 2014
CJA donates its historic archives to Duke University's Human Rights Archive. Duke's prestigious archival program ensures that historical collections connect to and inform contemporary human rights scholarship, education and activism. The powerful history of our important work will be preserved from paper case files and electronic records to CJA’s web presence. The cataloged records will be made available to researchers, students and the general public. 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 Saturday, July 26, 2014, Khmer Rouge survivors and the public are invited to attend a community forum in Long Beach, CA to learn about the upcoming judgment against the senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh. The forum, co-hosted by the Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia, Incorporated (ASRIC) and the Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA), will be held at 3:00 pm at the Khmer Arts Academy, 1364 Obispo Ave., Suite 156 Long Beach, CA 90814.