Douglas Gillisonand the investigative journalism group 100Reporters have revealed that the United States provided security training to members of Cambodia’s Royal Gendarmerie involved in violent forced evictions and to alleged murderers and kidnappers in Cambodia’s National Police Commissariat. These vetting oversights appear to violate the Leahy law, which prohibits U.S. funding of foreign military units that commit human rights abuses.
“Sometimes they Burn the Whole Village”: In Apparent Violation of The Leahy Law, U.S. Provided Training To Alleged Human Rights Abusers In Cambodia
DOUGLAS GILLISON is a staff writer for 100Reporters, the investigative news website. This article was produced as part of 100Reporters’ data-driven investigation of the human-rights oversight of U.S. training of security forces around the globe.
Douglas Gillison; “Sometimes they Burn the Whole Village”: In Apparent Violation of The Leahy Law, U.S. Provided Training To Alleged Human Rights Abusers In Cambodia. World Policy Journal 1 March 2016; 33 (1): 80–87. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3545942
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