Genocide in Cambodia

Edwired has followed up his post about war crimes, with his thouhts on the genocide in Cambodia. He writes:
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Yesterday I wrote a post about the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Today’s papers carried the hopeful news that the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)–the Cambodian equivalent of the ICTY–may finally get underway, now that international and Cambodian judges have agreed on their procedures for the tribunal.

Getting this tribunal underway is especially pressing since so many of those accused of perpetrating the genocide of the late 1970s are now in their 80s and so are likely to escape justice by simply dying off (a fate they denied their opponents).

For a very quick introduction to the genocide of the 1970s, one place to start is with the posts I wrote on my visits to Cambodia back in March.

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