Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal a proper model of justice

Political leaders responsible for crimes against humanity should be brought to justice no matter how many years have passed.

By setting an example of justice being meted out to such leaders, the international court set up in Cambodia to judge the brutalities of the Khmer Rouge regime has done a great service to the international community.

A United Nations-backed special tribunal charged with prosecuting the crimes of the Khmer Rouge regime, which was led by Pol Pot and ruled Cambodia in the late 1970s, recently held its final hearing after 16 years of work.

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