Documentation Center of Cambodia

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Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)

"Since its inception, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has been at the forefront of documenting the myriad crimes and atrocities of the Khmer Rouge era. DC-Cam was founded after the U.S. Congress passed the Cambodian Genocide Justice Act in April 1994, which was signed into law by President Clinton. That legislation established the Office of Cambodian Genocide Investigations in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in July 1994, which was charged with investigating the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge period (1975-1979)." [1]

Listed as a partner organization of the International Center for Transitional Justice.


Received grants from NED in:

  • 1999: "To improve the Center's institutional capabilities by acquiring new computer equipment and improving its library facilities. The Center will continue to collect, preserve, and archive information and materials on the Khmer Rouge- orchestrated "Killing Fields" (1975-79)."
  • 2003: "To produce a digital archive of the nearly 36,000 photographs in the Center’s collections and to publish five books of photographs based on this collection. The photo project aims to encourage citizen participation in the national debate on how best to deal with former Khmer Rouge leaders and their legacy."
  • 2004: "To support the initial stage of a multi-faceted education research and development project aimed at reversing the current silence in schools on the Khmer Rouge period in Cambodian history. DC-Cam will undertake two surveys to gauge the current status of genocide education in the country and develop a comprehensive annotated guide on resources that will help young people to understand their country's tragic history and its lessons for the future."
  • 2005: "To inform and educate Cambodians about the Khmer Rouge and to serve as an information clearinghouse about the Khmer Rouge. DC-Cam will work on a photography and first-hand testimonial project that documents the "new people," or groups that came from areas that were not controlled by the Khmer Rouge prior to 1975, who became victims of the Khmer Rouge." [2]

For complete funding details, USAID, OSI, NED etc see


Associate Advisors (TAA) 2004-2005




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