The Khmer Rouge on Trial (Cambodia)

Tue, 2019-04-16 12:30 - 14:30

A panel discussion offered as part of the course taught by Jeanne Sulzer, Lecturer at PSIA, on international justice. 


The Khmer Rouge on Trial (Cambodia): Douch, an “ordinary” executioner?


Tuesday 16 April 2019 | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Amphitheater Simone Veil, 28 Rue des Saint-Pères
Registration compulsory

Please note that this event will be a bilingual event (English/French)

A discussion with:
Thierry Cruvellier, journalist and author
François Roux, defense lawyer in the Douch case
Moderated by:
Jeanne Sulzer, PSIA Faculty member 

Thierry Cruvellier has been covering for more than 20 years trials of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the ECCC in Cambodia. A lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he contributes to the Opinions pages of The New York Times. He is the editor-in-chief of, an online newspaper on international justice. In his first novel, Le maître des aveux, he describes the “human comedy” of the trial of Douch, the former director of the S21 Security Centre where 14 000 people were tortured and killed.

François Roux is a French lawyer who acted as defense lawyer in major international crimes cases. Before the ECCC in Cambodia he defended Douch in the first case of the Tribunal. From March 2009 to February 2018, he was the Head of Defense Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Françoix Roux has been the lawyer of nonviolent civil disobedience activists (conscientious objectors, peasant trade unionists like José Bové…).

Jeanne Sulzer teaches at PSIA in the Master in International Security a course on “Victims rights, International Justice and proceedings.”

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