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  1. Khmer Rouge Ruling Revives Cambodian Divisions

    The U.S. Congress called it “one of the clearest examples of genocide in recent history,” but the majority of Khmer Rouge targets — the Khmer people — have not been classified as victims of genocide because they share their ethnicity with the perpetrators. Instead of providing closure, the trial of Pol Pot’s closest surviving associates left many Cambodians feeling cheated. It’s a reminder that strict application of law doesn’t always benefit post-conflict societies, and that there’s a big difference between what lawyers call genocide and what communities experience as genocide.

    NY Review of Books

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