Richard Rogers, International Co-Lawyer of Defense Support Unit

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 brief summary of your responsibilities?
  2. What were some of the most challenging aspects of your work in Cambodia or within the ECCC?
  3. Can you provide any thoughts on areas where you found the court’s makeup, procedure, rules, or practices to be frustrating or inefficient? What could be improved?  Can you offer a personal anecdote on this?
  4. Can you provide any opinion on areas where you found the court’s business practices or structure to be surprisingly efficient, successful, or supportive of your role?  In other words, what part of the court (process, function, or entity) seemed to work well in supporting the defense?
  5. Can you provide any thoughts on best practices that you observed at the ECCC (whether as it pertains to your position or other officials/entities)?
  6. If you were to give a summarized list of some significant lessons learned for future international courts as it relates to the ECCC, what would these be?  Can you provide any personal anecdotes on these lessons learned?
  7. Were there any significant differences in the organizational cultures that you observed between your work in Cambodia and your work in other courts or forums?   Did you find these differences helpful to your work or not? Why?  Did you find these differences to be mostly driven by how the court was set-up or other factors (i.e., political or cultural)?
  8. Did you notice any restrictions or freedoms associated with your work (or how you did your work), which were unique to the ECCC (i.e., you did not see the same or similar restrictions or freedoms in other courts)?
  9. What do you see to be significant challenges for future courts handling mass atrocities based on your work at the ECCC?
  10. Can you recall any experiences at the ECCC that changed your perspective, opinion, or practice?
  11. What do you think the major impacts of the ECCC will be on Cambodian society? Both today and twenty years from now?

( October 08, 2019 )