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The Elgar Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
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The Elgar Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

9781784718060 Edward Elgar Publishing
Nina H.B. Jørgensen, School of Law, University of Southampton, UK
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78471 806 0 Extent: 432 pp
This Companion is a one-stop reference resource on the Phnom Penh based ‘Khmer Rouge tribunal'. It serves as an introduction to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, while also exploring some of the Court’s practical and jurisprudential challenges and outcomes. Written by Nina Jørgensen, who has worked as senior adviser in the tribunal’s Pre-Trial and Supreme Court Chambers, the Companion offers both direct insights and academic analysis organized around six themes: legality, structure, proceedings, jurisprudence, legitimacy and legacy. This comprehensive Companion will provide a platform for interested sectors of domestic and international society, to assess the value of the Extraordinary Chambers, both during the tribunal’s lifespan and after it has closed its doors.

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This Companion is a one-stop reference resource on the Phnom Penh based ‘Khmer Rouge tribunal'. It serves as an introduction to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, while also exploring some of the Chambers’ practical and jurisprudential challenges and outcomes.

Established by an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Cambodia, the tribunal has been operational since 2006, and seeks a mandate to try those most responsible for serious crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge period from 1975 to 1979. The Companion is organized around a series of themes including legality, structure, proceedings, jurisprudence, legitimacy and legacy, and offers both direct insights and academic analysis by an author who has worked as senior adviser to the tribunal's Pre-Trial and Supreme Court Chambers.

This original book will prove a valuable and stimulating read for lawyers, judges and UN staff working within, establishing, or monitoring international courts and tribunals as well as local and international NGOs in Cambodia concerned with accountability for the crimes of the Kymer Rouge era. Academics focusing on international criminal justice will also find this Companion useful to assess the contribution of the Extraordinary Chambers, both during the tribunal’s lifespan and after it has closed its doors.
Critical Acclaim
‘It is, and should be, difficult to take such deeply heart-wrenching and disturbing events as a genocide and crimes against humanity
and integrate them into an academic discussion of issues as
dry, albeit important, as legal procedure or tribunal structure.
Nina Jørgensen does an outstanding job of doing just that
without losing sight of the many millions impacted by the
Cambodian Genocide.’
– Corinne McCrum, International Law and Politics

‘The Elgar Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is an excellent contribution to our understanding of the ECCC and its contribution to international criminal law and
justice. Having profited immensely from Professor Jørgensen’s comprehensive and careful overview of the procedural
and substantive analysis of the work carried out by the ECCC, I highly recommend her book.’
– Michael G. Karnavas, International Criminal Law Blog

‘This is an important book, about a court which faced immense challenges and a bad press, but has nonetheless contributed both to criminal jurisprudence and to rebuilding confidence in the rule of law in Cambodia. It is astute and authoritative – Jørgensen’s analysis comes with the knowledge of an insider and the objectivity of a brilliant jurist. The book is essential reading for architects of tribunals to deal with atrocities elsewhere in the world, and for all students of the struggle for global justice in the twenty-first century.’
– Geoffrey Robertson, author of Crimes Against Humanity
Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Legality 3. Structure 4. Procedure 5. Cases 6. Proceedings 7. Crimes 8. Liability 9. Sentencing 10. Victims 11. Legitimacy 12. Legacy Index

This title is available for institutional purchase via Elgaronline.

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