(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

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On 7 August 2014, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan both receive life sentences from the ECCC / Khmer Rouge tribunal for crimes against humanity. They are presently facing charges of genocide, and this second trial is scheduled to conclude in 2016 or 2017.

While awaiting a verdict on his case before the ECCC / Khmer Rouge tribunal, Ieng Sary dies on 13 March 2013, at age 87.

On 16 September 2012, Ieng Thirith is deemed unfit to stand trial at the ECCC / Khmer Rouge tribunal due to her Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Deliberations begin for Case 002 at the ECCC / Khmer Rouge tribunal, which involves Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan (Khmer Rouge Foreign Prime Minister), Ieng Sary (Khmer Rouge Deputy Prime Minister), and Ieng Thirith (Khmer Rouge Minister of Culture/Social…

The first verdict from the ECCC / Khmer Rouge tribunal is issued against a Khmer Rouge official. On 26 July 2010, Comrade Duch is found guilty of crimes against humanity and initially receives a nineteen-year sentence. Duch appeals this verdict and…

The first trial of the ECCC / Khmer Rouge tribunal—Case 001, that of Kaing Guek Eav (a.k.a. Comrade Duch)—begins on 17 February 2009. Eav was head warden for Tuol Sleng Prison – known as S-21 – which detained an estimated 12,000 prisoners.…

On 19 September 2007, the most senior ranking Khmer Rouge official, Nuon Chea – “Brother Number Two” – is arrested and charged with crimes against humanity.

Ta Mok, the highest-ranking Khmer Rouge general who was also known as “the Butcher,” dies of natural causes on 21 July 2006. He had been captured in 1999 by the Cambodian army and, at the time of his death, had been in government custody awaiting…

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States orchestrates a repatriation agreement with Cambodia on 22 March 2002 to facilitate the deportation of Cambodian Americans. The U.S. had passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant…

On 2 January 2001, Cambodia’s National Assembly unanimously passes a law to create a court to try serious crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. After a lengthy series of negotiations between the Cambodian government and the United…
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