The Khmer Rouge Tribunal Must Be Allowed To Finish Its Work

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, otherwise known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, is confronted to a strategic, legal and political challenge: to try and hold more trials, or to close shop. The issue has divided the court from within, and it divides observers too. Closing the court down, say Sophal Ear, a civil party, and attorneys Nushin Sarkarati and Daniel McLaughlin, of the Center for Justice and Accountability, would undermine its judicial independence and tarnish its legacy and impact.

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