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Long Term Effects of the Cambodian Genocide

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Title

Long Term Effects of the Cambodian Genocide

Subject

Genocide -- Cambodia.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Ben Kiernan, a professor, Yale University. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-06-04

Contributor

Kiernan, Ben

Relation

G36-00047
Tape number: 4007F

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Cambodia.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Kiernan, Ben

Transcription

It’s continuing to face the legacy of a genocide. The number of lawyers who were killed was almost complete. Cambodia was left virtually with no practicing lawyers after the Khmer Rouge period, and the faculty of law was not reestablished. So the legal system is plagued by lack of trained personnel, as well as corruption and other political factors, which make for continuing problems, partly caused by the genocide. The cities of Cambodia and the economy of Cambodia seem to have recovered surprisingly well in the last twenty years. The country is now able to defend itself, and indeed the Khmer Rouge insurgency and their war to retake power has now been brought to an end. While Khmer Rouge officials still remain unpunished, and some Khmer Rouge soldiers have been integrated into the Cambodian army, the independent Khmer Rouge army, which waged an insurgency against the Cambodian government for the last twenty years, has collapsed. And this means that the country is now able to get on with its development, and hopefully the prospects will be much brighter now.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:01

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Long Term Effects of the Cambodian Genocide ,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 24, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/563.