Title

Schisms in Humanitarianism: The Khmer Rouge Tribunal's First Hearing

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Khmer Rouge, Tribunal, Genocide, International Criminal Law, Human Rights

Discipline

Asian Studies | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | International Law

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Asian Journal of Comparative Law

Volume

4

Issue

1

ISSN

1932-0205

Identifier

10.2202/1932-0205.1186

Publisher

De Gruyter

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1932-0205.1186