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On November 16, 2018, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convicted former Khmer Rouge senior leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan of genocide, crimes against humanity, and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The court's guilty verdicts are the first official acknowledgement that the regime's crimes constitute genocide as defined under international law. Up to two million people are believed to have died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979.

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