Gavin Tritt


Study Examines Voice, Choice, and Decision in Cambodia

May 16, 2012


On June 3, Cambodians will vote for the third time since 2002 to select their local representatives, or commune councilors. This is a crucial part of the long-term process of decentralizing governance and enabling citizens to play a greater role in decision-making.


Months Later, Floods Threaten Health, Food Security of Cambodia’s Rural Citizens

November 2, 2011


While international media attention has been focused on the rising floodwaters in and around Bangkok, and Thailand’s efforts to cope with this disaster, across the border, Cambodia has been experiencing its worst flooding in a decade…


Cambodia’s First Forum for Development Ideas

October 20, 2010


In the enormous hotel conference room early the morning of September 21, I couldn’t help but be ecstatic – hotel staff had been frantically adding chairs right up to when we were to start – and by then almost 500 people from civil society, government, the donor community, along with students from a dozen colleges and universities around Phnom Penh,… Read more


Duch Verdict Announced in Cambodia: Public Forum Brings Together Victims of Khmer Rouge

August 4, 2010


Last week, after much anticipation, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) issued the verdict in case 001 in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. The trial found Kaing Guek Eav, commonly known under his alias “Duch” – the warden of Tuol Sleng prison, or S-21 – guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The guilty verdict was not a s… Read more