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Misjudgment

Sometimes, grand prosecutions of war crimes don’t make sense

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By Joshua Kurlantzick
August 9, 2009

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THIS PAST WINTER, in a makeshift courthouse on the dusty outskirts of Phnom Penh, the nation of Cambodia began a long-awaited step toward reckoning with its horrifying past. With the help of the United Nations, the country is putting on trial senior leaders from the Khmer Rouge regime, whose reign of terror killed as much as one-quarter of the country’s ... (Full article: 1648 words)

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