Yesterday, Ban Ki Moon visited the UN-backed tribunal that is trying Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity committed under their rule from 1975-79. Over 2 million people were believed to have been killed by the paranoid and brutal regime.In 2006, the “Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed During the Period of Democratic Kampuchea” (A.K.A. the Cambodia Tribunal) opened for business.
The court handed down its first ruling in July, sentencing the head of a notorious prison camp to 35 years in prison. This very interesting documentary, posted to the UN’s YouTube page, chronicles that trial. Have a watch.