"Eternal" (2013). Painting by Asasax


The mission of the Cambodia Law and Policy Journal is to promote critical legal scholarship on issues pending before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) as well as other urgent legal, social, and development issues facing Cambodia and the Southeast Asian region.


The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is pleased to announce Cambodia's first bi-annual academic journal published in English and Khmer: The Cambodia Law and Policy Journal (CLPJ). DC-Cam strongly believes that empowering Cambodians to make informed demands for change will strengthen the rule of law in Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries. As empowerment for change requires awareness and dialogue, CLPJ's mission is to promote scholarship and discussion of urgent legal, social, and development issues facing the Southeast Asian region. CLPJ welcomes article submissions on these topics as well as more general discussion and commentary on human rights and transitional justice issues in post-conflict settings.

DC-Cam is an independent Cambodian-staffed research institute that began as a field office of Yale University's Cambodian Genocide Program. The Center's programs educate Cambodians about the Khmer Rouge era (1975-1979), and record and preserve physical and oral history from that time. DC-Cam's archives hold the world's largest collection of Khmer Rouge documentation and serve as a primary source of evidence for the hybrid national/international Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

DC-Cam is in the process of transforming itself into the premier Asian center for conflict and human rights studies, to be called the Sleuk Rith Institute. Acclaimed London-based architect Zaha Hadid, 2004 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, is working with DC-Cam on its physical design, which will house a museum, research center, and a graduate studies program. The Cambodia Law and Policy Journal, part of the Center's Witnessing Justice Project, will be the Institute's core academic publication.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS: The CLPJ is now accepting articles relevant to urgent legal, social, and development issues facing the Southeast Asian region for peer review and publication in print and online. Traditional academic articles on a wide range of topics including justice, governance, labor, education, business, land ownership, and natural resource development are welcome. Nontraditional formats such as narrative, commentary, interview, essay, and artwork are also encouraged.

STUDENT EDITORS: The CLPJ is seeking graduate and law students to assist with periodic editing of articles. No financial compensation will be provided; this is an opportunity to help a renowned Cambodian organization galvanize analytical debate and scholarship in Cambodia and the Southeast Asia region.

Article submissions and/or letters of interest regarding journal editing should be sent to:

Anne Heindel, Editor-In-Chief
Cambodia Law and Policy Journal