Genocide Recognition at the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia
Free Public Lecture
Room 609, Level 6
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
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On 16 November 2018, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, delivered its much anticipated second judgement against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, two former senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime. This judgement featured the Court’s first convictions for genocide perpetrated during the regime, finding both defendants guilty of genocide against the ethnic Vietnamese population, and Nuon Chea guilty of genocide against the Cham Islamic population. This lecture discusses recent developments at the ECCC, and the implications of this judgement for genocide recognition, social repair and minorities’ cultural heritage in Cambodia, drawing on research with the Cham and ethnic Vietnamese communities.
Image: Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.