The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in Cambodia

4:00 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018
5:30 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018
Contact Name:
Arlene Brennan
Many contend that tribunals deliver not only justice but truth, reconciliation, peace, democratization, and the rule of law. These are the transitional justice ideals frequently invoked in relation to the international hybrid tribunal in Cambodia that is trying senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime for genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the mid-to-late 1970s. In his talk, Alexander Hinton will argue these claims are a facade masking what is most critical: the ways in which transitional justice is translated, experienced, and understood in everyday life.