Source: (2011) Oxford Transitional Justice Research Working Paper Series.

While acknowledging the importance of commentators’ concerns over the influence of the RGC, this essay will sketch a number of ways to analyse the relationship between the international and domestic characteristics (and politics) of Cambodia’s confrontation with mass political violence beyond a narrow legal question of political interference in the ECCC’s process. Specifically, consideration of how discourses of justice and reconciliation are articulated, formalised and practised reveals enmeshed and interpenetrating international and domestic rationales and imperatives that destabilise the neat distinction of ‘international’ and ‘domestic’ interests commonly thought to flow from (and be embodied by) the ECCC’s institutional structure. (excerpt)