LSE Review of Books: Alexander Laban Hinton, The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in Cambodia (Oxford University Press 2018).

Demir E.

Other, pp.1-3, 2018

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Other
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


In The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in CambodiaAlexander Laban Hinton examines the extent to which transitional justice and international law respond to local understandings of ‘justice’ through an analysis of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). This is a welcome and highly useful contribution to the field, finds Ebru Demir, that invites readers to critically unpack their own assumptions and consider how the neglect of power and the complexities of everyday life can serve to offer little more than a ‘justice facade’.