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Chapter 6. Designing Justice For Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge

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This chapter examines some practical issues involved in the problem of accountability for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. The leadership of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK), popularly known as the Khmer Rouge, has long been accused of alleged mass atrocities carried out during the "Democratic Kampuchea" regime between 1975 and 1979. The chapter considers several areas of contention in connection with proposals to bring these individuals to justice and tries to draw some of the central technical issues involved with the prospect of a tribunal that might pass judgment on these accusations. It examines what is arguably the primary question that requires resolution before any tribunal to judge the Khmer Rouge could be established. Secretary-General Kofi Annan insisted throughout the long negotiations for the Khmer Rouge tribunal that in order for the United Nations to participate in bringing the Khmer Rouge to justice, the resulting organ must be "international in character".

Keywords: Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK); Khmer Rouge; United Nations

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