OFFICE OF CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE INVESTIGATIONS
East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Department of State
Genocide Justice Act sponsored by Senator Charles Robb of Virginia in
April 1994; legislation signed into law by President Clinton.
Legislation limits focus of CGI activities to Khmer Rouge period,
-- CGI office
formally established in State Department/Bureau of East Asian and
Pacific Affairs in July 1994.
program publicly announced in September 1994, with submission date for
applications at end of October 1994.
applications evaluated and award to Yale University announced in
study, separate from cooperative agreement with Yale, to update case
against Khmer Rouge began in January 1995; initial report to be
submitted to State Department in July 1995.
CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE PROGRAM
Management: Involved are
Jarvis, Senior Lecturer at the University of New South
Wales, Sydney, Australia, is Program Consultant for Documentation.
Documentation Survey and Index: Objectives –
C. Research and Training:
curriculum in three languages (Khmer, English and French) regarding
research and investigative techniques, evidentiary standards,
forensic science familiarization, case preparation.
recent international juridical developments (Rwanda, Bosnia, Iraq,
Ethiopia, international criminal court) to identify options for legal
redress against Khmer Rouge for atrocities committed during 1975-79
period, as provided in CGI legislation.
possible rules of evidence and judicial procedure in light of
currently accepted international legal standards and practice.
approaches for development of cases to be brought in future legal
tribunal of accepted international standard.