Position: Research Intern/Project Assistant (four positions) Duration: 2.5 months (15 January to 31 March 2018) Salary: US $240 per month 


Over the past few years, greater attention has been given to the victims of mass atrocities in transitional justice processes, and there has been an increased willingness to include victims in these processes. The initially most far-reaching attempt to include victims in judicial transitional justice process began at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). This research project, Victimhood after Mass Violence. How victim participation at the ECCC and other dealing with the past projects effect justice (VaM), will analyse the actual effect of victim participation in the Cambodian Transitional Justice process. On the basis of a structured comparison, this project will gather insights on the extent to which victim participation has an impact on justice and reconciliation. The project, through series of workshop and publications, will offer a critical reflection of the inclusion of civil parties in judicial Transitional Justice processes, in both Cambodia and for other cases. As such, this project, with its nexus of academia, policy and practice, will allow the formulation of implementable recommendations for future policy on working with victims after mass violence in Transitional Justice process.


Under the supervision of the Project’s researchers, the research interns will participate in assisting the researchers in implementing project and other related activities. The specific tasks include:  Participate in workshops and trainings;  Carry out data collection by conducting a standardized survey with civil parties and/or victims of Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh and various provinces across Cambodia;  Assist researchers to input data in the system;  Fulfill other duties as requested by the project when needed.