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Judicializing history: Mass crimes trials and the historian as expert witness in West Germany, Cambodia, and Bangladesh

Gidley, Rebecca; Turner, Mathew


Henry Rousso warned that the engagement of historians as expert witnesses in trials, particularly highly politicized proceedings of mass crimes, risks a judicialization of history. This article tests Rousso's argument through analysis of three quite different case studies: the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial; the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; and the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh. It argues that Rousso's objections misrepresent the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, while...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Genocide Studies and Prevention
DOI: 10.5038/1911-9933.12.3.1566
Access Rights: Open Access


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