This book explores the legal issues surrounding accountability for the crijes of the Khmer Rouge and crimes of mass violence more generally. Comprising chapters by legal academics, lawyers, historians, artists, and others, the volume presents thorough analyses of the complex problems inherent to accountability efforts and novel ideas as to how to address them.
Professor Jaya Ramji received her J.D. from the Yale Law School and is a member of the faculty of Georgetown University. Professor Beth Van Schaak received her J.D. from the Yale Law School and is a member of the faculty of Santa Clara University.
Preface i; Harold Hongju Koh; Acknowledgements v; Introduction 1; Jaya Ramji & Beth Van Schaack; Prologue 11; Peter J. Hammer; 1. The Elusive Face of Cambodian Justice 13; Peter J. Hammer & Tara Urs; 2. "Onslaught on Beings": A Theravada Buddhist Perspective on Accountability for Crimes Committed in the Democratic Kampuchea Period 59; Ian Harris; 3. Preferences Matter: Conversations With Cambodians On The Prosecution Of The Khmer Rouge Leadership 97; William W. Burke-White; 4. Cambodia's Judiciary: Up To The Task? 127; Brad Adams; 5. An Anatomy of The Extraordinary Chambers 171; Scott Worden; 6. Documenting The Crimes Of Democratic Kampuchea 221; John D. Ciorciari with Youk Chhang; 7. The Cambodian Amnesties: Beneficiaries And The Temporal Reach Of Amnesties For Gross Violation Of Human Rights 307; Ronald C. Slye; 8. The Tribunal and Cambodia's Transition to a Culture of Accountability 333; Dinah PoKempner. 9. A Collective Response to Mass Violence: Reparations and Healing in Cambodia 359; Jaya Ramji; 10. Reassessing the Role of Senior Leaders and Local Officials in Democratic Kampuchea Crimes: Cambodian Accountability in Comparative Perspective 377; Steve Heder; Epilogue 425; Rithy Panh with Nathalie Rachlin; List of Appendices 439.