Tarik Abdulhak, International Senior Assistant of Office of Co-Prosecutors

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

  1. Can you state your name, your position, and a brief summary of your basic responsibilities?
  2. What brought you to the ECCC in this role?
  3. Can you comment on any significant challenges faced in your role at the ECCC?
  4. What parts of the court’s makeup, procedure, rules, or practices worked well? What could use improvement? Can you offer a personal anecdote on this?
  5. What are your thoughts on the positive and negative aspects of a hybrid court?
  6. Are there any lessons learned, best practices, or recommendations for future tribunals that stand out in your mind based on your time at the ECCC?
  7. What challenges do you see for future courts handling mass atrocities based on your work at the ECCC?
  8. Keeping within the boundaries of what has been released to the public: Can you recall any accused or survivor stories that resonated with you?
  9. What do you think the major impacts of the ECCC will be on Cambodian society, both now and, say, 20 years from now?

(Photo by San Bunsim, October 24, 2019)