History Of The Khmer Rouge

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The Khmer Rouge was the name given to Cambodian communists and the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia who famously carried out the Cambodian genocide later. The Khmer Rouge was led by Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen, and Khieu Samphan. The Khmer Rouge's armed force was gradually developed in the jungles of Eastern Cambodia amid the late 1960s and was carried by the North Vietnamese Army, the Viet Cong, and the Pathet Lao. The Khmer Rouge came out the Cambodian Civil War with victory when, in 1975, they captured the Cambodian capital, and overthrew the corrupt military dictatorship of the Khmer Republic. After their victory, they installed a government called the Democratic Kampuchea and immediately set about forcibly…show more content…
Even though it is a national court, it was established as part of an agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations, and its members include both local and foreign judges. It was considered a hybrid court, as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal was created by the government in coexistence with the United Nations, it remains independent of them, with trials held in Cambodia using Cambodian and international staff. The Cambodian court invites international participation in order to apply international standards. The suspension of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal extends to serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom, and violation of international conventions recognized by Cambodia, committed between April seventeenth, 1975 and January sixth, 1979. Which includes crimes against humanity, war crimes and…show more content…
The Khmer Rouge then fled to Thailand whose government saw them as a bigger force against the Communist Vietnamese. The Khmer Rouge continued to fight the Vietnamese and the new People's Republic of Kampuchea government during the Cambodian and Vietnamese War which ended in 1991. The Cambodian governments in exile including the Khmer Rouge held onto Cambodia's United Nations seat until 1993, when the monarchy was restored and the country's name was changed to the Kingdom of Cambodia. A year later, thousands of Khmer Rouge warriors surrendered themselves in a government

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