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Two for the Price of One: Attempts by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia to Combine Retributive and Restorative Justice Principles.

McGonigle, Brianne N.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) Leiden Journal of International Law. 22(1):127-149.

This article illustrates howthe ECCCis struggling to combine successfully two distinct institutional
responses to crimes, by being both a criminal tribunal, with its formal rules of procedure
and focus on retributive justice, and a quasi-truth and reconciliation commission,with its more
flexible approach to participatory rights for victims and focus on reconciliation. The article
highlights the advantages and challenges of adopting a ‘two for the price of one’ model within
the Cambodian context and uses the experiences of the ECCC to underscore important lessons
for future ad hoc and hybrid courts. (author’s abstract)


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