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Cambodia at WorldLII, (accessed on 4 March 2007);

Cambodia Law (in French and English), available at (accessed on 16 May 2006);

HUXLEY, Andrew, "Sanction in the Theravada Buddhist Kingsdoms of S.E. Asia" dans La peine, Quatrième partie = Punishment - Fourth Part, Bruxelles: De Boeck, 1991, 514 p. aux pp.335-370, (Collection; Recueils de la Société Jean Bodin; vol. 58), (series; Transactions of the Jean Bodin Society for Comparative Institutional History; vol. 58), ISBN: 2804115240;

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW GROUP, CAMBODIAN Defenders Project, "Chapter Six : Principles of Criminal Responsibility", 2000, available at  (accessed on 28 September 2007);

Law on Criminal Procedure, available at (accessed on 23 September 2007);

Laws and Regulations ----- Lois et règlements 

LECLÈRE, Adhémard, 1853-1917, Recherches sur la législation criminelle et la procédure des cambodgiens, Paris, A. Challamel, 1894, xx, 555 p.; disponible à;

LEE, Jason H., "Dislocated and Deprived: A Normative Evaluation of Southeast Asian Criminal Responsibility and the Implications of Societal Fault", (Spring 2006) 11(2) Michigan Journal of Race & Law 671;

"On August 10, 1995 five members of the Tiny Rascals Gang, composed primarily of young Cambodian men, broke into the San Bernardino home of Henry Nguyen and held all of his family members hostage. This home-invasion robbery, typical of Southeast Asian gangs, began as a quest to steal the valuables hidden within the Nguyen household, but ended up in a violent encounter that led to the deaths of five members of the Nguyen family. Run Chhoun and Samreth Pan, two of the gang members involved in the incident and high-ranking members of the Tiny Rascals, were later arrested for this crime. They were found guilty on multiple counts of first degree murder, sentenced to death, and are now two of one hundred and twenty-three foreign nationals on death row in the United States. The strategy pursued by the attorneys for Chhoun and Pan included the presentation of evidence during trial that described the tragic upbringing of the boys under the Khmer Rouge as well as the difficult lives—economically, culturally, and educationally—that they led after they were resettled in the United States. The boys’ families were victimized during and after the Vietnam War, witnessed the daily murder of their peers in the “killing fields” of Cambodia, were detained in poorly run internment camps and came to the U.S. as “boat people.” As such, the boys’ lawyers argued that Chhoun and Pan came from very tragic backgrounds framed by their families’ refugee experiences. These arguments were presented in an effort to mitigate the defendants’ sentences, but as both young men are currently waiting on death row, it is clear that this strategy was not successful." (source:, accessed on 28 March 2007)

Sekt¤ br¤n kram brahmada¤¤ thm¤ vibh¤gadan ca¤bo¤ [Texte imprimé] : k¤n siks¤ n¤ti brahmada¤¤ khm¤r = Projet de nouveau code pénal commenté et comparé : contribution à l'étude du droit pénal khmer / Michel Bonnieu, Phov Samphy, Hel Chamroeun [et al.], Phnom Penh, Cambodge : Funan, 2005, [414]-395 p., ISBN: 2911549953;  notes: Texte original en khmer et sa traduction en français;

VICKERY, Michael, "Criminal law in the People's Republic of Kampuchea", (1987) 17(4) Journal of Contemporary Asia (Stockholm) 508-518;

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