THE INSTITUTE: A PLACE FOR MEMORY, JUSTICE & HEALING
It is a worthy, noble cause—one that will educate, impact and influence generations to come. Through research and healing, Cambodians along with supporters the world over will be able to reconcile these atrocities with the rich culture, heritage, and spirit of Cambodia.
Provide access to an archive of documents, photographs, and other evidence of the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge regime Align the destructive legacy of the Khmer Rouge regime in the much broader and richer context of Cambodia’s enduring cultural heritage Establish Asia’s pre-eminent center for comparative research, analysis and interpretation on genocide, conflict and human rights with working space and library services
Construct a prestigious post-graduate academy to prepare prospective government and civic leaders, building on international best practices and Cambodian history, politics and culture Pursue a design and image for the complex that powerfully embrace remembrance, healing and restoration in the context of timeless Asian humanitarian values and design Meaningfully transition away from traditional genocide and war crimes memorial architecture with a vision brought to life by renowned architect Zaha Hadid