So We Will Never Forget: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Social Reconstruction and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Phuong Pham, Patrick Vinck, Mychelle Balthazard, Sokhom Hean, Eric Stover
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
Publication Type
Conflict, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law


This report provides the findings of a nationwide, population-based survey conducted in Cambodia from 9 September to 1 October 2008. Teams of interviewers used a structured questionnaire to interview 1,000 Cambodians 18 years old or older. The primary objectives of the study were to measure public awareness of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC); assess the desire for justice and reparations for crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979; determine the level of access Cambodians have had to the ECCC and the national criminal justice system; and recommend ways in which the ECCC, the Cambodian government, civil society, and the international community can ensure that Cambodians become engaged participants in — and not merely auxiliaries to — the work of the court.

So We Will Never Forget