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Title

The Contributions of the ECCC on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

T.M.C. Asser Press

Abstract

The ECCC were established in 2006 to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for serious crimes committed under the notorious Khmer Rouge regime. Established by domestic law following an agreement in 2003 between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the UN, the ECCC’s hybrid features provide a unique approach of accountability for mass atrocities. The book entails an analysis of the work and jurisprudence of the ECCC, providing a detailed assessment of their legacies and contribution to international criminal law. The collection, containing 20 chapters from leading scholars and practitioners with inside knowledge of the ECCC, discuss the most pressing topics and its implications for international criminal law. These include the establishment of the ECCC, subject matter crimes, joint criminal enterprise and procedural aspects, including questions regarding the trying of frail accused persons and the admission of torture statements into evidence.

Notes

From the book The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Assessing Their Contribution to International Criminal Law edited by Simon M. Meisenberg and Ignaz Stegmiller

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