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Mahdev Mohan, International Lawyer of Civil Party

VOICES FROM THE ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia)/THE KHMER ROUGE TRIBUNAL.

  1. Could you please tell us your name, your position at the ECCC, and a summary of your responsibilities?
  2. Civil party representation in international criminal proceedings started with the ECCC. What worked well, and what could use improvement for future courts?
  3. What challenges did you face in your work?
  4. What do you think of the reparations that were ultimately implemented at the ECCC? Do you believe they reflected the Civil Parties’ interests as a whole?
  5. Do you feel that the concept of civil party participation in criminal proceedings should be replicated (or avoided) in other international tribunals? How could future courts approach the system better?
  6. At the ECCC, did you observe best practices regarding civil party participation that could be helpful for future courts? How about lessons learned or recommendations? Any anecdotes to illustrate these?
  7. Can you recall any accused or survivor stories that resonated with you?
  8. What do you think the major impacts of the ECCC will be on Cambodian society, both today and twenty years from now?

(January 24, 2020)

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