Peter Maguire on the Cambodian Genocide Trials

Facing Death in CambodiaYesterday, The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) interviewed Peter Maguire, author of Facing Death in Cambodia, about the opening of the Cambodian genocide tribunal.

The long-delayed tribunal began with the testimony of the man known as Brother Duch. As Maguire states in the interview, the case against Duch is fairly solid since he has confessed to his crimes and there is strong evidence pointing to his role in the genocide. It is however an important test to see if the United Nations and the Cambodians can function as a court. Many questions remain regarding whether the Cambodian government has the will to see this process through and to bring more former leaders to trial.

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