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Understanding Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Justice

Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is hosting a conference titled “Understanding Genocide” at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia. ECCC international co-prosecutor Andrew Cayley will deliver a lecture on the legal definition of genocide, and there will also be a screening of Lost Loves, a feature-length film on the Khmer Rouge period by Cambodian director Chhay Bora.

Conference with minority groups
Understanding Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Justice
Institute of Technology of Cambodia, October 25, 2010

Morning session
7:30am: Arrival of the participants at the meeting venue
8:00- 8:30am: Fill out genocide understanding survey form
8:30- 8:45am: Opening speech
8:45- 9:45am: What is the legal definition of genocide and the history of the
genocide convention? by Andrew Cayley, ECCC International Co-

Q & A session
9:45- 10:00am: Break
10:00- 10:30 am: Discussion of Khmer Rouge terminology and the Cambodian
conceptualizations of genocide
Professor Chum Kiri, Royal Academy of Cambodia
Professor Siv Thuon, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports and
National Teacher of DC-Cam Genocide Education

Q & A session
10:30- 11:30am: Presentation on William Schabas’ paper, “What is Genocide?” by Kok-
Thay Eng, DC-Cam Deputy Director

Representatives of each group discuss: “What is the history of the
term genocide?”
11:30- 12:00pm: Fill out genocide understanding survey form
12:00- 1:30pm: Lunch

Afternoon session
1:30- 2:50 pm: Screening of documentary, “Lost Loves”

Q&A session moderated by Chhay Bora, film director and
2:50- 3:30 pm: Oral history dialogue: sharing experiences under the Khmer Rouge
by participants

Moderator: Farina So, Oral History Project leader
3:30- 4:30 pm: Presentation of oral history documentation by Farina So

Q and A session
4:30- 5:00 pm: Break & Evaluation
5:00 pm: Closing speech

Documentation Center of Cambodia
Searching for the Truth: Memory & Justice
66 Preah Sihanouk Blvd. P.O.Box 1110, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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