Professor Renee Jeffery, International Relations, Griffith University.
At the end of the Khmer Rouge period, less than ten percent of Cambodia's artists, dancers, musicians, and film makers remained in Cambodia. Forty years on, however, the arts are experiencing an ongoing revival and have assumed a central role in the country's attempt to come to grips with its violent past.
This paper examines roles played by the arts in Cambodia's transitional justice process, from early grassroots arts and human rights activism to the reparations orders of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
Renee Jeffery is a Professor of International Relations at Griffith University. She works on conflict, justice, and human rights in the Asia-Pacific. She is the author of Amnesties, Accountability and Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press 2014), and Reason and Emotion in International Ethics (Cambridge University Press 2014), and editor of Transitional Justice in the Asia-Pacific, with Hun Joon Kim (Cambridge University Press 2014), and Transitional Justice in Practice: Conflict, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Solomon Islands (Palgrave 2017). She is also the co-editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science and, from 2020, the senior co-editor of the Journal of Global Security Studies.
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