Lake at Anlong Veng, a former Khmer Rouge stronghold. In the 1980s, the Khmer Rouge cadres built dikes nearby to prevent water from drying up during the dry season. Photo by Leng Ratanak.


On a regular basis, the Research Center will publish books and shorter materials contributing to the fields of genocide, human rights, truth, justice, history, ethnic studies and mental health. The books would be sold to generate income for continuing works at the Institute.

The monographs will mainly target the academic community. We expect that in the next several years the level of expectation among Cambodia’s academia will increase. Professional academia (at international standards) does not exist in Cambodia today. Most local publications are very low in quality in terms of contents, research methods, copy rights and source referencing. All of these lead to a low credibility of Cambodian publications. The Sleuk Rith Research Center aims to change this habit and reputation by establishing models and creating standards for serious and methodologically correct publications.