Scholars Say Empathy, Forgiveness Key to Reconciling Khmer Rouge Crimes

The discussion highlighted the contrast between the academics views on helpful forms of reconciliation and healing, and the efforts of the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal toward the same goal.

Laura McGrew, a consultant and author of a recent scholarly paper titled “Pathways to Reconciliation in Cambodia” said empathy and forgiveness may be key to reconciliation between the victims and perpetrators within communities.