SIIA Fellow Mahdev Mohan has talked about the Khmer Rouge trials in an interview with BBC World's Newsday.
There has been a great deal of frustration amongst victims about how long it has taken to bring Khmer Rouge leaders to justice he said, but they are pleased that the trial has finally started.
Mahdev Mohan told BBC that the ECCC’s reparations scheme has the potential to be the Court’s most remarkable contribution to Cambodian victims especially with regard to reparations. Although monetary reparations are not available to Parties, the court has the ability to award 'collective and moral' reparations for the harms suffered, he said.
The Khmer Rouge trial number two is trying 3 senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge leadership for the deaths of some 1.7 million people in the 1970s.
Mahdev Mohan is a fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University.[Bio]