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Cambodia's Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge


Beth Van Schaack


Stanford Law School

Daryn Reicherter


Stanford University - Department of Psychiatry

Youk Chhang


Independent

2011

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2758130

Abstract:     
This text explores the profound impact of war and genocide on human psychology with a focus on Cambodia and the work of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Interdisciplinary in nature, this edited volume presents the current research on the impact of trauma not only on survivors' mental health processes but also on the ability of survivors to participate in legal processes, such as the trials of surviving members of the Khmer Rouge before the ECCC. Chapters address post-traumatic stress disorder and the inter-generational transmission of trauma, civil party participation and reparations, and gaps in Cambodia's mental health services. It closes with concrete proposals for reform of Cambodia's mental health system. Volume II, which adds chapters on the way in which mental health evidence been reflected in the jurisprudence of the ECCC, is forthcoming.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 119

Keywords: Cambodia, trauma, international criminal law, international courts, human rights, genocide, crimes against humanity, psychology, psychiatry, post-traumatic stress disorder

JEL Classification: I18, I12, I31, K14, K33, K41, K42


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Van Schaack, Beth and Reicherter, Daryn and Chhang, Youk, Cambodia's Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge (2011). Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2758130. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758130 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2758130

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Beth Van Schaack (Contact Author)
Stanford Law School ( email )
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
650 498 6526 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://https://law.stanford.edu/directory/beth-van-schaack/
Daryn Reicherter
Stanford University - Department of Psychiatry ( email )
Stanford, CA 94304-5718
United States
Youk Chhang
Independent ( email )
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