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Recent News Articles
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.
Human Rights Group Donating Records to Duke Library
The Herald-Sun
July 17th, 2014
CJA, a human rights group involved in lawsuits against alleged leaders of genocide in Guatemala and other countries, is donating records to the Human Rights Archive at Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Two Salvadoran Generals Ordered Deported for Civil War Torture
by Trevor BachMiami New Times
June 12th, 2014
The memories are etched in Melecia del Carmen Casco's face. They show in the deep, thin lines that run across her caramel-colored forehead and in the prominent half-star patterns that surround her small brown eyes. Casco wears a turquoise cotton shirt with matching earrings. Her silver hair is pulled into a tight bun. In the green hills above El Salvador's Lake Suchitlán, she sits in front of her simple home next to a table with a basket full of warm tortillas as her teenage grandson lounges in a nearby hammock. And she begins to remember.

Recent Press Releases
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.
CJA's Statement on India's Fifteenth Prime Minister Narendra Modi
May 27th, 2014
On May 26, 2014, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was sworn in as India’s fifteenth Prime Minister. Modi’s appointment as Prime Minister is not troubling solely because of his actions—or inaction—during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Instead, his appointment signals a broader problem that those linked to mass atrocities evade accountability at the highest ranks of Indian government. Read CJA's statement on Modi's appointment here.