And another one. Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
, to be published this month, will show how the Khmer Rouge Tribunal was created and how its unique legal and
institutional features and political in-fighting have often impaired the
court’s ability to deliver credible justice, connect to victims, manage
resources responsibly, and leave a positive legacy for the rule of law
in Cambodia. Authors John D. Ciorciari, a professor of public policy at
the University of Michigan
Heindel, a legal advisor at the the
Documentation Center of Cambodia,
have put together a 464-page tome and University of Michigan Press will publish it. Just for information, the court has spent more than $200 million, only to convict Comrade Duch, for atrocity crimes. A trial for Nuon Chea, the regime’s ideologue, and Khieu Samphan, its
nominal head of state, is under way, with a verdict in the first phase
of that trial expected later this year.
Another book, the coffee-table type, I spotted in Monument Books the other day was Mick Shippen's Presenting Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder.
Shippen's informative and entertaining text illustrated by his
distinctive and highly personal photography presents a wide-ranging
introduction to the many facets of Cambodia for resident and visitor
alike. The main text is accompanied by sidebars or box stories that
highlight details of particular interest, provide anecdotal information
and give a lively and reader-friendly look to the book. 160 pages.
Labels: Hybrid Justice, Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Mick Shippen, Presenting Cambodia