Serious Flaws: Why the U.N. General Assembly Should Require Changes to the Draft Khmer Rouge Tribunal Agreement

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The draft agreement between the United Nations and the Cambodian government for the establishment of a "mixed tribunal" based in Cambodia is deeply flawed. The General Assembly and its Third Committee should not approve the draft agreement to prosecute "senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea and those who were most responsible" for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity unless and until a number of substantive provisions have been amended and a number of omissions and ambiguities are addressed.