| 27 August 2007

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: an ambiguous good news story

In a new Lowy Institute Perspectives, Milton Osborne reviews the ambiguous history of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and analyses its prospects and limitations.He argues that the Cambodian government has been hesitant to see the tribunal come into being, a position shared by China, and that it will only prosecute a small number of those associated with the tyrannical Pol Pot regime. Even so, it will play some part in assuaging Cambodia's national pain.Milton Osborne, a Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University, is one of Australia's best-known Cambodia experts.Milton Osborne

  • Milton Osborne

In a new Lowy Institute Perspectives, Milton Osborne reviews the ambiguous history of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and analyses its prospects and limitations.He argues that the Cambodian government has been hesitant to see the tribunal come into being, a position shared by China, and that it will only prosecute a small number of those associated with the tyrannical Pol Pot regime. Even so, it will play some part in assuaging Cambodia's national pain.Milton Osborne, a Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University, is one of Australia's best-known Cambodia experts.Milton Osborne

  • Milton Osborne