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Glasgow Human Rights Network lecture on Cambodia

GHRN Lecture Series 2012/13

Sir Charles Wilson Basement Seminar Rooms

Tuesday 5th February, 5.30 - 7.30pm

'Transitional Justice in Cambodia: The Coincidence of Power and Principle'

Speaker: Dr Kirsten Ainley, LSE

More than thirty years after the Khmer Rouge was responsible for the deaths of over 1m people in Cambodia, the ECCC was established to help heal the trauma of Khmer Rouge atrocities. The literature tends to present transitional justice processes in Cambodia as being supported by a justice-minded international community in the face of a recalcitrant domestic government that does not want to see its members implicated in legal proceedings.

The presentation will look in more detail at the international-local dynamics and argue that both the Hun Sen regime and various international actors are using the ECCC to construct an image of the past in which their contributions to injustice are forgotten. 

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

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