In nine years of hearings and at a cost of more than $300 million, tribunal has convicted only one other defendant, Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, who as head of Khmer Rouge prison system ran infamous Tuol Sleng torture center.
The verdict this Friday focuses on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed at worksites, cooperatives, security centers and execution sites, including the infamous S-21 prison in Phnom Penh.
Alex Hinton is the director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and a professor of anthropology at Rutgers University. He has served as the president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and the UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention. Hinton is a prolific author an