Mass atrocity invokes humanitarian impulses in all of us. But when a genocidaire casts himself as a victim, the right response is less straightforward. This article analyzes a recent hearing of one of Cambodia's most feared Khmer Rouge cadres who stands trial before a newly established hybrid tribunal and suggests the consequences of responding to war crime trials with polemics rather than principle.
Khmer Rouge, Tribunal, Genocide, International Criminal Law, Human Rights
Asian Studies | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | International Law
Asian Journal of Comparative Law
Schisms in Humanitarianism: The Khmer Rouge Tribunal's First Hearing. (2009). Asian Journal of Comparative Law. 4, (1), 1-30. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/831
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