2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Terith Chy is an executive officer at the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam). He joined DC-Cam in 2004 and has since met with thousands of survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime all across Cambodia to update them on developments at the Khmer Rouge tribunal and to inform them of their right to participate in the proceedings. Since 2008, he and his staff have assisted over 1,500 survivors of the Democratic Kampuchea regime to submit accounts of suffering under the regime to the tribunal. He is the author of a recently published monograph When the Criminal Laughs, exploring the criminality and victim-offender interaction through the trial of Kaing Guek Eav (alias “Duch”) before the UN-sponsored tribunal in Cambodia. Terith holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics, a bachelor’s degree from Norton University, a master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Hull, England, and a master’s of laws degree from the University of Hong Kong. He is a former Sohmen Human Rights Scholar and Fellow and has worked for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.