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Many Khmer Rouge leaders died before they could be indicted, and attempts to prosecute other suspects were blocked by the Cambodian government. Now, attention is turning to the tribunal’s legacy.
Community health workers assist patients as they gather their medications and supplements to discuss them during remote visits with pharmacists.
Photo courtesy of Khmer Health Associates
Studying medication use in a traumatized population of immigrants required pharmacists to listen to and learn from trusted community health workers.
People celebrating the Songkran Festival in Luang Prabang, Laos, in April 2021.
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In Southeast Asia, Songkran is a time to celebrate the coming year with water fights, honoring elders and offering prayers.
Your T-shirt may have travelled one-and-a-half times round the world to reach you.
Despite Nepal struggling with high case numbers, many people defied lockdown to attend the Rato Machindranath Jatra chariot festival in mid-May.
Low levels of immunity and high levels of mixing are a perfect setting for the next big outbreak.
A visualization of daily life around Angkor Wat in the late 12th century.
Tom Chandler, Mike Yeates, Chandara Ung and Brent McKee, Monash University, 2021
Combining archaeological evidence, aerial scans and machine learning algorithms, researchers modeled how this medieval city grew over time.
A swarm of bats flies out of a cave near Phnom Sampeau, Cambodia.
A bat virus discovered a decade ago in Cambodia indicates that pangolin trafficking remains a credible explanation for the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Supply chain transparency is important, but countries like Australia also must do more to support the justice process, such as securing compensation for fishermen and putting traffickers in jail.
L'etat, c'est moi: Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen runs a one-party state.
In 35 years as leader, prime minster Hun Sen has steadily undermined democracy in Cambodia.
Rats that can sniff out land mines are changing the perception of the military in Cambodia.
Rats used in mine-clearing operations are changing the perception of the country’s military, which is viewed with suspicion after decades of civil war.
Coronavirus is surging in Spain, France, Germany and the UK, after many countries relaxed restrictions over the summer. They should look to success stories like Vietnam.
At a dance class supported by Cambodian Living Arts, students from the Bassac community.
learn classical Khmer dance at Sothearos School in Phnom Penh in 2012.
Cambodia found the strength to rebuild itself
through art after the 1979 genocide. While the context is different, this example suggests the importance of art in navigating COVID-19.
Bangladeshi garment workers protest to demand payment of wages, April 2020.
When the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus in 2006 for his concept of microfinance, it brought what began as a local policy experiment in the 1970s to global attention…
Garment workers on their lunch break in Phnom Penh.
For the first time, the EU has withdrawn some trade preferences for a developing country on its Everything But Arms tariffs.
Former Khmer Rouge Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, Nuon Chea, in the courtroom during a 2011 public hearing at the (ECCC), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Does there need to be a conviction for a genocide to be recognised by the law?
Reports suggest there are more than 100 tobacco-sponsored schools in China, a country with more than 300 million smokers.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
The Siamese Crocodile once lived in Southeast Asian freshwater rivers, but now fewer than 1000 individuals exist.
Fewer than 1,000 Siamese crocodiles exist, but can captive crocs survive again in the wild?
Archaeological visualization of Angkor Wat at sunset, with site map at upper right.
Tom Chandler, Mike Yeates, Chandara Ung and Brent McKee, Monash University, SensiLab, 2019
Many tourists hold an outdated romanticized image of an abandoned temple emerging from the jungle. But research around Angkor Wat suggests its collapse might be better described as a transformation.
Skulls of those murdered by the Pol Pot regime in the Killing Fields of Cambodia in a shrine to the dead.
For Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, ‘never again’ was ‘a prayer, a promise, a vow’. Unfortunately, this vow is all too often broken.
The tribunal in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh is looking at whether some actions of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime meet the United Nations definition of genocide.
A potentially historic ruling on genocide by a tribunal in Cambodia on Friday could unsettle understandings of the past among Cambodians - and create a precedent in international law.