International Criminal Justice Series

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Assessing Their Contribution to International Criminal Law

Editors: Meisenberg, Simon M., Stegmiller, Ignaz (Eds.)

  • The first, and so far the only, comprehensive study on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
    Contains detailed analysis of the work and functioning of a United Nations assisted court system
    Presents important developments on International Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Procedure and International Relations

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About this book

 

This book is the first comprehensive study on the work and functioning of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

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.


Simon M. Meisenberg is an Attorney-at-Law in Germany, formerly he was a Legal Advisor to the ECCC and a Senior Legal Officer at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Ignaz Stegmiller is Coordinator for the International Programs of the Faculty of Law at the Franz von Liszt Institute for International and Comparative Law, Giessen, Germany.

Reviews

“The Extraordinary Chambers is a valuable contribution to anyone interested in international criminal law and procedure and its continuing development in areas such as gender-based crimes and victim / civil party participation in the proceedings. … I highly recommend The Extraordinary Chambers and congratulate Meisenberg and Stegmiller (along with all the chapter authors) for their contribution to our better understanding of the ECCC and its jurisprudence.” (Michael G. Karnavas, michaelgkarnavas.net, International Criminal Law Blog, November, 2016)


“The editors’ systematic approach grants genuine access to the history of this extraordinary court and its achievements in developing further substantive and procedural international criminal law … . Impressive contributors reflect the role and in part changing opinion of judges and counsel working in this different environment. … This book is a must for all open-minded practitioners, scholars and young professionals in International Criminal Law.” (Professor Wolfgang Schomburg, former Judge at the ICTY and ICTR)

 “This volume of essays shows how the ECCC has struggled with the challenges and in varying measure has succeeded in creating a jurisprudence of global significance ... .” (Stephen J. Rapp, former international prosecutor and, former US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: An Extraordinary Court

    Meisenberg, Simon M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Trials and Tribulations: The Long Quest for Justice for the Cambodian Genocide

    Jarvis, Helen

    Pages 13-44

  • Allegations of Political Interference, Bias and Corruption at the ECCC

    Torrens, Shannon Maree

    Pages 45-75

  • The 1979 Trial of the People’s Revolutionary Tribunal and Implications for ECCC

    Selbmann, Frank

    Pages 77-102

  • Expectations, Challenges and Opportunities of the ECCC

    Oeung, Jeudy

    Pages 103-121

Buy this book

eBook £101.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-105-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £126.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-104-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Book Subtitle
Assessing Their Contribution to International Criminal Law
Editors
  • Simon M. Meisenberg
  • Ignaz Stegmiller
Series Title
International Criminal Justice Series
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2016
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-105-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-105-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-104-3
Series ISSN
2352-6718
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 612
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics