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National Public Radio's All Things Considered

Judge Resigns, Casting Doubt Over Khmer Rouge Trials

by Anthony Kuhn

American-trained lawyer Theary Seng, who was orphaned by the Khmer Rouge, conducted the training in Kampong Chhnang.

"I am making personal, direct charges" against the four remaining leaders, she says, "holding them responsible for the deaths of my father, of my mother, for the fact that they imprisoned me for five to six months as a child."

Seng is helping to organize fellow victims, but she says the government is excluding many civil parties from the tribunal and barring those who do participate from arguing their own cases. She says this has degraded the quality of the victims' participation.

"The quality of it has just spiraled downward to a quality where I have a hard time accepting whether I should continue to be in this process or not," she says.

Seng pointed to the abandoned Kampong Chhnang airport nearby. Cows placidly graze where she says the Khmer Rouge executed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the late 1970s. Until recently, the control tower was piled high with victims' skulls and bones.

Seng is indignant that this crime site is being neither investigated nor protected...

Theary Seng, the U.S.-trained lawyer, says that the Cambodian government has deftly outmaneuvered the U.N. and thereby put its authority in question.

But she says it doesn't have to be that way. "The international community has a lot of weight that it is not using out of, really, apathy, out of arrogance, out of just lack of concern," she laments.

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Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Judges Investigating Khmer Rouge Crimes Should Resign:

UN Office of Legal Affairs Fails to Act Despite Judicial Misconduct

3 October 2011

President of Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia (AKRVC) Theary Seng's call for the resignations of UN co-investigating judge Siegfried Blunk and UN chief administrator Knut Rosandhaug in a 12 May 2011 Press Release

Sacravatoon, Oct. 2011


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Sketch of Theary Seng by Roland Eng, 5 June 2011
iPhone sketch of Theary Seng by artist-wannabe Roland Eng, 6 June 2011

Theary Seng speaking at Memoirs of Son Sann signing at Monument Books, after the morning celebration of Lauk Ta Son Sann's 100th birthday anniversary at Peaceful Children's Home at Sre Ampil, 5 June 2011

Son Soubert, Eng Roland
Former Constitutional Council member Soubert Son and Ambassador-at-Large Roland Eng (Monument Books, 5 June 2011)

Theary Seng, Roland Eng at Monument Books signing, 5 June 2011

Theary Seng, Dy Ratha
Theary Seng with member of Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia Mrs. DY Ratha

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World Teachers' Day 5 Oct. 2011

Theary Seng speaking at World Teachers' Day, 2011
Theary Seng speaking World Teachers' Day hosted by Cambodian Independent Teachers' Association, 5 June 2011 at "Freedom Park", Phnom Penh (Photos: John Friend-Pereira).

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eNews | 21 September 2011 | Visit our website at

Social Accountability in Action: Shifting Perspectives in Cambodia

A five-part video that tells stories from the social accountability movement in Cambodia is available for viewing on the ANSA-EAP website. Tell us what you think, or share your own story of citizen-government engagements for good governance.



REDD Lights: Who Owns the Carbon in Forests and Trees? by Antonio G.M. Lavina and Owen J. Lynch This paper argues in favor of the ownership by indigenous peoples and local communities of carbon in forests and trees and that such ownership could be the basis of social accountability that should be mainstreamed in implementing what is popularly known as the REDD-Plus mechanism.

ANSA-EAP Co-Facilitates WBI Online Course on Social Accountability Tools

The World Bank Institute (WBI) invited ANSA-EAP staff to deliver the second part of its module on participatory performance monitoring (PPM) last July 3 to 22. Topics included social audit, procurement monitoring and other PPM tools (citizen feedback, citizen jury, integrity pacts, public deliberations, etc.). The module was part of WBI’s online Core Learning Program on accountable governance, focusing on Social Accountability Tools. Around 50 participants from government and citizen groups in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi participated in the course.



Social accountability series by Dr. Antonio G. M. La Viña.

The third and fourth installments of Dr. Antonio G.M. La Viña's series on social accountability, Making social accountability happen, and Social accountability, antidote to corruption are now up on ANSA-EAP's Voices. In the six-part column series (originally published by Manila Standard), Dr. La Viña talks about the role of social accountability in various governance and development efforts. Dr. La Viña is the dean of the Ateneo School of Government, ANSA-EAP's host institution, and is a member of the ANSA-EAP Advisory Board. Missed the first two articles in the series? Visit the following links: Social accountability, an imperative (1st article) Social Accountability in the MILF Negotiations (2nd article)

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Returning to the villages for Pchum Ben... I love it when Phnom Penh is quiet, a rarity occasioned now only by a few holidays like this ancestor worship celebration (Sept. 2011)

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Flooding in Cambodia

Flooding Kills at Least 58 (AFP, 23 Sept. 2011)

Siem Reap flooding, Sept. 2011

Tourists in Temple Rescue (RFA, 23 Sept. 2011)

Flood in Siem Reap (RFA, 23 Sept. 2011)


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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court Excludes Victims' Voices

Open Society Justice Initiative, 20 Sept. 2011





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