Forthcoming Public Event: The Khmer Rouge Tribunal – achievements and legacies

Located in Phnom Penh, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (or Khmer Rouge Tribunal) was established to bring to justice ‘senior leaders and those most responsible’ for crimes committed in Cambodia during Khmer Rouge rule (1975-1979). Over the last 10+ years, the tribunal has opened investigations into five cases, completed three trials and sentenced three individuals to life imprisonment.

More than 300,000 Cambodians have visited the Court and many more have followed the proceedings on radio and television.

La Trobe academic Dr Maria Elander is part of the organising team for this public lecture.


Panel members:

Dr Helen Jarvis – former Chief of Public Affairs Section and Tribunal Task Force Secretariat

Wendy Lobwein – former Coordinator of the Witness/Expert Support Unit

Lyma Nguyen – International Civil Party Co-Lawyer

William Smith AM – International Deputy Co-Prosecutor


Event Details

Date: Thursday 14 December 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Venue: Theatre 227, Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry Street

Enquiries: Rachel Hughes



Bookings are essential for this free public lecture. Register at



Dr Rachel Hughes (University of Melbourne)

Dr Maria Elander (La Trobe University)

Christoph Sperfeldt (Australian National University)


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