Getting Away With Genocide: Cambodia's Long Struggle Against the Khmer Rouge / Edition 1

Getting Away With Genocide: Cambodia's Long Struggle Against the Khmer Rouge / Edition 1

by Tom Fawthrop, Helen Jarvis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745320279

ISBN-13: 9780745320274

Pub. Date: 10/12/2004

Publisher: Pluto Press

This book covers the history of Cambodia since 1979 and the various attempts by the US and China to stop the Cambodian people from bringing the Khmer Rouge to justice. After Vietnam ousted the hated Khmer Rouge regime, much of the evidence needed for a full-scale tribunal became available. In 1979 the US and UK governments, rather than working for human rights

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This book covers the history of Cambodia since 1979 and the various attempts by the US and China to stop the Cambodian people from bringing the Khmer Rouge to justice. After Vietnam ousted the hated Khmer Rouge regime, much of the evidence needed for a full-scale tribunal became available. In 1979 the US and UK governments, rather than working for human rights justice and setting up a special tribunal, opted instead to back the Khmer Rouge at the UN, and approved the re-supply of Pol Pot's army in Thailand. Tom Fawthrop and Helen Jarvis reveal why it took 18 years for the UN to recognise the mass murder and crimes against humanity that took place under the Killing Fields regime from 1975-78. They explore in detail the role of the UN and the various countries involved, and they assess what chance still remains of holding a Cambodian trial under international law - especially in the light of the recent development of International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745320274
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
10/12/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Rebirth of a nation - and the beginning of the long struggle for justice8
2Keeping Pol Pot in the UN Cambodia seat24
3The world's first genocide trial40
4Sympathy for the Devil52
5Challenging the history of forgetting70
6Peace without justice101
7Waking up to genocide108
8The trauma of a nation : searching for truth, justice and reconciliation134
9Uneasy partners155
10The gangs of New York189
11Clinching convictions - the challenge for the prosecution210
12One more river to cross232
Annexe AKey Khmer Rouge personnel254
Annexe BRecent publications of particular importance270

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