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KHMER ROUGE TRIBUNAL PROCESS DOCUMENTED BY THE HANDA CENTER

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge took control of Cambodia by violent overthrow of the Lon Nol government.  The secretive leaders of this radical Maoist regime ruled Cambodia for a period of 3 years, 8 months and 20 days, during which time at least 1.7 million people are believed to have died from starvation, torture, execution and forced labor.  Now, more than three decades after the Khmer Rouge fell from power, the alleged perpetrators of the genocide are being put on trial in Phnom Penh before a hybrid international criminal tribunal known as the

WSD HANDA CENTER JOINS SGS

Kim Rapp, Executive Director of Stanford Global Studies (SGS), recently announced the addition of a new center in the division. Directed by Professor David Cohen, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice (formerly known as the War Crimes Studies Center) was housed at the University of California-Berkeley, but is now at Stanford, within SGS.

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