Title

Reconstituting the “Un-Person”: The Khmer Krom and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Despite the grand promise of victim participation at the ongoing trials of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”), this article notes the plight of an undeserved ethnic community, the members of which have become forgotten victims of genocide. The Article argues that if the ECCC’s trials are to have any resonance for the Khmer Krom, its affiliates and victims’ lawyers should avoid “othering” Khmer Krom victims of genocide, and instead adopt ethnographic approaches to lawyering that seek to ascertain communal desires for vindication.

Keywords

Ethnography, International Criminal Law, Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Genocide, Victimology, Ethnic Minorities

Discipline

Asian Studies | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | International Law | Legal History

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Singapore Year Book of International Law

Volume

12

First Page

43

Last Page

55

ISSN

1793-0448

Publisher

National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Additional URL

http://law.nus.edu.sg/sybil/downloads/articles/SYBIL-2008/SYBIL-2008-43.pdf