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Authors: Farrah Tek and Christoph Sperfeldt

Title: Justice and Truth-Seeking for Survivors of Gender-based Violence under the Khmer Rouge

Subtitle: -

In: Asia-Pacific between Conflict and Reconciliation

Edited by: Phillip Tolliday, Maria Palme, and Dong-Choon Kim

Place: Göttingen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Year: 2016

Pages: 125-137

ISBN-13: 9783525560259 (print) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783647560250 (online) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Asian History: Cambodian History | Prosecution: Trials / Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; Types: Forced Marriage



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Authors: Farrah Tek:, Research Gate

Abstract: »The case study co-authored by Farrah Tek and Christoph Sperfeldt addresses the task of examining the case of survivors of sexual and gender-based crimes, with a focus on forced marriage, under the regime known as 'Democratic Kampuchea.' This initiative, of forced marriages, perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge was a deliberate strategy aimed at an extensive transformation of the Cambodian society. In the aftermath of the regime the paper examines both judicial and non-judicial approaches to justice and truth telling. Although the judicial approach was criticised for sometimes faililng to take sexual and gender-based crimes seriously, it nevertheles proved to be true that when defendants were indicted, the indictment alone contributed to ending the silence surrounding these crimes. Non-judicial approaches through NGOs have implemented restorative projects for survivors of violence withou any direct link to the judicial process. This leads the authors to conclude that the two forms of justice and truth telling are compatible with each other and not mutually exclusive.« (Source: Phillip Tolliday. »Introduction to the Present Volume.« Asia-Pacific between Conflict and Reconciliation. Edited by Phillip Tolliday et al. Göttingen 2016: 18)


  Introduction (p. 125)
  Judicial Approaches: Justice and Truth-Speaking through the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (p. 127)
  Non-Judicial Approaches to Truth-seeking & Justice (p. 131)
  Judicial and Non-Judicial Approaches: Mutually Exclusive or a Compatible Pair? (p. 133)
  References (p. 136)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Cambodia / Democratic Kampuchea, Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia | International court: Khmer Rouge Tribunal