Clinic Study on the Protection of Victims and Witnesses in international criminal cases concerning sexual violence
During the 2010-11 academic year, the Clinic engaged in a special collaboration with the NGO AIDS-Free World, exploring the standards, practices and challenges to protecting witnesses in sexual violence cases in armed conflict or post-conflict justice.
Students conducted research in The Hague, interviewing officials of the ICTY, ICC and Special Court for Sierra Leone; and Bogota, Freetown and Monrovia, interviewing government, international organization and NGO officials.
The resulting study, Safety Denied: Victim and Witness Protection in Sexual Violence Cases
, was presented at a special conference in Kenya and may be found here
Clinic Report on Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Throughout the 2009-10 academic year, students in the International Justice Clinic worked with members of the Cambodian-American community to document the stories of survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide. The Clinic, working with Dr. Leakhena Nou and the Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia (ASRIC), helped victims who now live in the United States to document their stories for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the hybrid court of the United Nations and the Cambodian government colloquially known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Clinic participants traveled to Phnom Penh, where the ECCC is located, to deliver nearly two hundred so-called victim information forms created by the Court.
The Clinic report, Victim Participation and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Involvement of the Cambodian-American Diaspora Community
, is available here
. In addition to describing the work of the Clinic and the efforts of the ECCC to integrate victims into the process of accountability for Khmer Rouge crimes, the report makes a number of observations and recommendations.