A construction site of Democratic Kampuchea in August, 1978, during the visit of a Swedish delegation led by Gunnar Bergstrom. Photos by Gunnar Bergstrom/Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives.



  Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)’s overall organizational objective is to archive and publicize original records produced by the Khmer Rouge regime. In doing so, DC-Cam seeks to promote healing, encourage reconciliation and implement transitional justice for Cambodians.
USAID, Phnom Penh


DC-Cam and its funding partners, in particular USAID, place high priority on financial and programmatic sustainability. In that interest, DC-Cam will seek advice and support from other partners, stakeholders and related institutions to inform the development of its sustainability strategies. These are likely to include USAID initiatives such as the Capacity Building of Cambodia’s Local Organizations Program (CBCLO), the Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening Project (CCSSP) and Development Innovations (DI). DC-Cam also will coordinate and consult with a variety of international, regional and local universities and genocide remembrance, research and teaching organizations for advice on how to achieve greater financial sustainability.

Cambodian and international organizations and initiatives are making important contributions to post-Khmer Rouge peace and reconciliation by focusing on archiving Khmer Rouge and ECCC – the Khmer Rouge Tribunal – materials, engaging in genocide education and outreach, and deploying healing-oriented initiatives that rely on art, dance, and traditional therapy to treat victims of the Khmer Rouge. DC-Cam will continue and extend its collaboration and coordination with these organizations, locally, regionally and internationally grant.

Once the ECCC has completed its work and is closed down, DC-Cam will collaborate with USAID, the UN and the Royal Government of Cambodia on coordinating planning for locating a permanent home for preserving and maintaining the tribunal’s extensive archives. DC-Cam also will cooperate with the CCSSP to conduct public opinion polling on public attitudes as to (i) which entity should retain custody of and be responsible for managing, securing and preserving both the ECCC archives and DC-Cam’s archives; (ii) how the work of the ECCC should be memorialized; and (iii) and what role, if any, the ECCC should have once its adjudicative functions have been discontinued. Results of the polling will be shared with DC-Cam’s partners and stakeholders.

European Union (EU) supports civil society to promote awareness and education on Khmer Rouge History.



No. 100 A, Preah Norodom Boulevard

Khan Daun Penh, 12207 Phnom Penh

PO Box 2301 Cambodia

Tel: +855 (0) 23 216996 / 211102 / 220611 / 220612

Fax: +855 (0) 23 216997





In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS), the DC-Cam has been the premier proponent for Khmer Rouge history and genocide education in Cambodia since 2008. Established in 1995 to document the history of the Khmer Rouge regime, DC-Cam has been working on a wide spectrum of cultural, educational, and archival activities pursuant to achieving memory, justice, and reconciliation.



#80, Norodom Blvd.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel: +855 23 219 285






National Road 4, Chaom Chau Commune

Porsenchey District, Phnom Penh

P.O. BOX 71, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel: +855 (0)23 861 500

Fax: +855 (0)23 861 555 Email:




National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial


The Museum and Memorial serves as the Cambodian national principal institution in Illinois for examining the implication of Civil War in Cambodia, especially the Khmer Rouge Regime 1975–1979, documenting the impact of the regime and exploring the continuing significance of the Civil War and Khmer Rouge regime.


The Museum & Memorial is exhibited within archaeological heart of all Cambodians -telling the story of Khmer Rouge and Killing Field through multimedia displays, archives, narratives, and collection of monumental and authentic artefacts. The lives of every victim of the 1970-1979 will be commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about lives lost.


Contact person:

Mr. Paul Chhorm, Executive Director


Ms. Kaoru Watanabe, Associate Director



2831 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Tel: +1-773-878-7090

Fax: +1-773-878-5299




United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)


A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.


Contact persons:

Mr. Cameron Hudson

Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide



100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW

Washington, DC 20024-2126

Tel: +1-202-488-0400




The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London


SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS and DC-Cam develop an academic and education cooperation to promote relations and mutual understandings between the both institutions.



Thornhaugh Street

Russell Square

London WC1H 0XG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 2388

Fax: +44 (0)20 7898 4009




International Coalition of Sites of Conscience


A global network of historic sites, museums, and memory initiatives connecting past struggles to today's movements for human rights and social justice. The need to remember often competes with the equally strong pressure to forget. Even with the best of intentions - such as to promote reconciliation after deeply divisive events by "turning the page" - erasing the past can prevent new generations from learning critical lessons while forever compromising opportunities to build a peaceful future.


Contact persons:

Ms. Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman

Senior Director for the Global Transitional Justice Initiative


Ms. Sara Bradshaw

Program Manager for the Global Transitional Justice Initiative



10 West 37th St., 6th Fl. New York, NY 10018 USA

Tel: +1-646-397-ICSC (4272) /span>




  © DC-Cam/Daewha Kang Design, London (2017).

Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR)

Landscapes of Truth Project (2017)

Project leader, Youk Chhang


Over the past four decades, Cambodians have lived through six regimes, including Democratic Kampuchea, the genocidal period of Khmer Rouge rule (April 17, 1975-January 9, 1979) in which perhaps 2 million people perished. During this time, Cambodians have seen a variety of truth claims made both by different governments and during international interventions, such as the Peoples Republic of Kampuchea memorialization efforts (1979), the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (1991-1994), and now the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, or Khmer Rouge Tribunal (2006-present). This project considers these truth claims in relationship to the everyday understandings and practices of Cambodians, including rural villagers, whose perspective has too often been relegated to the background. In doing so, this project speaks to broader discussion of how post-conflict societies find a path forward after genocide, mass violence, and related interventions.


Contact person:

Prof. Alexander Hinton

Director, CGHR

Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs

UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention




360 Martin Luther King Blvd.

703 Hill Hall Newark, NJ 07102 USA

Tel: 973-353-1260







The Center for International Human Rights

Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, Illlinois)


The Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) is highly esteemed for its deep commitment to and success in securing human rights for countless individuals around the globe. The Center also plays a vital role in Northwestern University School of Law’s expanding international programs. Essential efforts focus on researching and addressing emerging human rights issues as they occur, as well as providing valuable clinical experiences for students interested in the protection of human rights on a global scale.


DC-Cam collaborates with The Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law on the Cambodia Tribunal Monitor Project. Cambodia Tribunal Monitor is a consortium of academic, philanthropic, and non-profit organizations committed to providing public access to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and open discussion throughout the judicial process.



375 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611-3069 312.503.8576

Phone 312.503.8977 Fax 312.503.4472 TDD