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McDougall Lecture Jan. 15 to Focus on Khmer Rouge Trials

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A lawyer who oversaw trial proceedings of former Khmer Rouge officials will deliver the Archibald McDougall Lecture in International Law at WVU Law on January 15 at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom.


WVU Law 2019 McDougall Lecture - Susan Lamb

International criminal and humanitarian lawyer Susan Lamb will discuss the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Lamb was a senior legal officer for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials from 2009 to 2013. Khmer Rouge leaders were charged with committing atrocities during Cambodia’s Democratic Kampuchea period in the 1970s.

It was the first international criminal tribunal to follow the civil law practice of including victim participation in the proceedings.Ultimately, the tribunal convicted two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and genocide and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

Lamb has also worked with U.N. international criminal tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.

Lamb is the 2018-19 McDougall Visiting Professor at WVU Law. She is also a visiting professor at the Universidad NOVA de Lisboa in Portugal.

About Archibald McDougall

Archibald McDougall was born in 1903 in Tasmania, Australia, and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar from 1924–1927. Over the course of an illustrious legal career, McDougall served as a delegate to the League of Nations, legal counselor to the British Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and was a Professor of International Law at the Iraq Law School in Baghdad. McDougall died in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in 1984 and bequeathed a portion of his estate to WVU College of Law.



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