Journal article

From the Margins of Internationalized Criminal Justice: Lessons Learned at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Christoph Sperfeldt

Journal of International Criminal Justice | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2013


The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is the second internationalized criminal justice process in southeast Asia after Timor Leste. Sharing many interesting features with the International Criminal Court (ICC), the ECCC combines extensive victim participation with a reparations mandate. This article discusses the ECCC experience thus far and identifies some preliminary lessons for both the ICC and the Asia-Pacific region in four areas that are often left at the margins of internationalized criminal justice processes: (i) an ECCC outreach programme benefiting from the Court’s in-country location and support from local NGOs; (ii) the gradual learning curve involved with m..

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