Research has always been at the core of AIJI’s work. Currently, with generous support from the British Embassy in Phnom Penh, the AIJI team is conducting research on the pedagogical legacy of the ECCC. The research couples focus group discussions with university students with interviews with leading academics and educational experts to analyze the impact of the ECCC on contemporary Cambodia. A report presenting the main findings of this research is expected to be published in English and Khmer before the end of 2018. This research is one part of a two-part project which focuses on the ECCC’s legacy. The second part is the Legacy Film Lab, a short-film competition for young Cambodians. Read more about the Film Lab here.

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Most recently, AIJI has published reports critically analyzing legal judgments of the ECCC. In August 2017, ‘Justice on Appeal’ was published, which analyzes the November 2016 Supreme Court Chamber Appeal Judgment in Case 002/01.  For more about the report and to access the full 28-page English language report, co-authored by Dr. David Cohen, Daniel Mattes and Caitlin McCaffrie, see here.

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Prior to that, in November 2015 AIJI published a legal analysis of the Case 002/01 Trial Judgment, in a report entitled: “A Well-Reasoned Opinion? Critical Analysis of the First Case Against the Alleged Senior Leaders of the Khmer Rouge.” This report was written by AIJI’s Dr. David Cohen, Melanie Hyde, and Penelope Van Tuyl, with the support of Stephanie Fung. For the full 98-page report, see EnglishKhmer (Executive summary). 

Both above reports build on the work of many individuals who consistently monitored and reported on each day of trial proceedings and events prior to the trial’s commencement in 2011.