Judging the Successes and Failures of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia by Seeta Scully
Can the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”) be considered a success? This question is particularly relevant at this time, when the ECCC has just begun prosecuting its largest case thus far. Four accused persons are currently jointly on trial, facing charges in relation to thousands of witnesses and hundreds of “crime bases” across Cambodia. This article seeks to weigh-in on the debate about the ECCC’s past successes and failures and to help articulate priorities and areas for improvement in the face of the current trials.