The cloak of impunity in Cambodia I: cultural foundations

  title={The cloak of impunity in Cambodia I: cultural foundations},
  author={Maurice Eisenbruch},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={757 - 773}
  • M. Eisenbruch
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Human Rights
ABSTRACT Any attempt to stop cycles of violence requires an understanding of the cultural meanings of impunity, or freedom from consequences. As Cambodia struggles to combat the tide of violence in daily life, at a time when former Khmer Rouge leaders face the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), this article discusses the cultural underpinnings of impunity in Cambodia. In this ethnographic study, data are gathered from survivors and perpetrators of direct violence (e.g… Expand
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