«SO WE WILL A POPULATION-BASED SURVEY ON ATTITUDES NEVER FORGET ABOUT SOCIAL RECONSTRUCTION AND THE EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS IN THE COURTS OF CAMBODIA ...»
The ECCC’s presence could provide the opportunity for donors, nongovernmental organizations, and the Government of Cambodia to come together and tackle this problem in a meaningful and sustainable way. For respondents, justice meant uncovering truth and being fair, enforcing and respecting existing laws, and knowing who is right and wrong. Only a few reported that they rely on the legal system when faced with disputes.
• Continue to work with the civil society to integrate what happened during the Khmer Rouge regime into school history curriculum. As mentioned earlier, Cambodia’s school system has thus far failed to educate young people about the crimes of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck led the design and development of the survey in Cambodia in collaboration with Mychelle Balthazard and Sokhom Hean. Phuong Pham, Patrick Vinck, Mychelle Balthazard, Sokhom Hean, and Eric Stover wrote the report.
AUTHORS phuong pham is Director of Research and Visiting Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center and International and Area Studies, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University.
patrick Vinck is the Director of the Initiative for Vulnerable Populations at the University of California, Berkeley and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University.
mychelle balthazard is a PhD Candidate in International Development at the Payson Center of Tulane University.
Sokhom hean is President of the Center for Advanced Study, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Eric Stover is Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
UC Berkeley law students Christine Ann Malumphy and BJ Pierce contributed to background sections of the report. Camille Crittenden, Rachel Shigekane and Eric Stover of the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center edited the report. Pamela Blotner provided the original illustration used on the cover. Barbara Grob of the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center assisted in the production and dissemination of the report.
This research would not have been possible without the voluntary participation of the respondents. We would like to thank them for participating in the study. We also are grateful to our field coordinators and surveyors at the Center for Advanced Studies in Cambodia: Lim Sidedine, Un Moninita, Chhin Sochetra, Oum Monyreasmey, Hor Danet, Lath Poch, Vith Navin, Ear Chanrith, Ben Sokly, Sith Somaly, Song Koeun, Korn Baunthorn, Touch Vannara, Van Sodaneath, Srey Sivleng, Ly Cheapiseth, Huy Kang Orn, Ban Ravuth, Meas Linmoniroth, Oum Monivann, Sou Ketya, Hok Vantha, Nou Chan Ra, Chhin Phearum, Noun Mountha.
Heather Ryan of the Open Society Justice Initiative, Panhavuth Long of the Cambodian Justice Initiative, and Dr. Andreas Selmeci and Christoph Sperfeldt of the German Development Service (DED) Civil Peace Service (ZFD) provided invaluable advice during the course of the study.
The study was supported by grants from the Open Society Institute, Open Society Justice Initiative, and German Development Service (DED) Civil Peace Service (ZFD). The funding agencies were not involved in the design, implementation, analysis, or reporting of the results. The information provided and views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily of the funding agencies.
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