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A Well-reasoned opinion? Critical analysis of the first case against the alleged senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge (case 002/01)

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Item Summary Cohen, David Hyde, Melanie Van Tuyl, Penelope Fung, Stephanie
dc.contributor.other Asian International Justice Initiative
dc.contributor.other Stanford University. WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights & International Justice 2016-01-13T21:21:53Z 2016-01-13T21:21:53Z 2015
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dc.description.abstract On 7 August 2014, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) reached an important institutional milestone when the Court published its long-awaited Trial Judgment in the first case against two of the surviving alleged senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge--Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan ("Case 002/01"). The Court found both men guilty of crimes against humanity, and sentenced them each to life imprisonment, while awarding "moral and collective reparations" to the 3,869 Civil Parties participating in the trial. Despite hopes that the five-year process of judicial investigation, trial, deliberation, and Judgment-drafting would produce a rigorous and insightful final product, in reality, as this report argues, the Case 002/01 Judgment fails to deliver the most fundamental output one expects from a criminal trial--systematic application of the elements of crimes to a well-documented body of factual findings. Based, in part, on insight gained from the continuous presence of a team of trial monitors throughout trial, this report provides commentary on how a contentious and confusing trial process in Case 002/01 ultimately produced a similarly problematic final Judgment.
dc.format.extent viii, 98 p.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
dc.subject.lcsh Trials (Crimes against humanity) - Cambodia
dc.subject.lcsh Judgments - Cambodia
dc.subject.lcsh Nuon Chea, 1926- - Trials, litigation, etc.
dc.subject.lcsh Khieu Samphan - Trials, litigation, etc.
dc.subject.lcsh Crimes against humanity - Cambodia
dc.title A Well-reasoned opinion? Critical analysis of the first case against the alleged senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge (case 002/01)
dc.type Book
dc.type.dcmi Text
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