Ramji, Jaya

Jaya Ramji is a Clinical Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, she was a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union in New York and in private practice with Debevoise & Plimpton. She has been a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia since 1997. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice
2005 0-7734-5994-4
This book explores the legal issues surrounding accountability for the crimes of the Khmer Rouge and crimes of mass violence more generally. Comprising chapters authored by legal academics, lawyers, historians, artists, and others, the volume presents a thorough analysis of the complex problems inherent to such accountability efforts, and novel ideas as how to address them. Three chapters take the important and unusual step of examining aspects of accountability from the Cambodian and/or Therav?da Buddhist perspective, a viewpoint that has rarely been considered before in this context. Other chapters present thoughtful explanations for the failure of past accountability efforts, examine holes in the law authorizing a tribunal for senior Khmer Rouge leaders, and outline the evidence available and how it can be used for such a trial. Thus, the book presents the case for accountability in Cambodia from multiple perspectives.