Presentation: Khmer Rouge legal aftermath
The East-West Center will hold a research program brown-bag presentation at lunchtime Thursday focusing on human rights issues pertaining to Cambodia.
The presentation, titled “International Criminal Courts as Transformative Agents: Appreciating the Limits and Potential of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC),” is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. at John A. Burns Hall, room 3012.
The presentation is feature Cheah Wui Ling, an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore's faculty of law. Her research interests lie in the areas of international criminal law, international human rights law and transitional justice. She has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Lyon III and Cambodia's Royal University of Law and Economics.
In 2003, the Cambodian government and the UN established the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to try those responsible for international crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge regime. Apart from standard criminal justice objectives such as retribution and deterrence, the ECCC has been designed to take on a variety of transformative objectives such as victim empowerment, reconciliation and legacy-building.