The Khmer Rouge Tribunal as a Transitional Justice Mechanism


Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales specializes in immigration law, international law, procedure and process. She currently teaches civil procedure, evidence, gender and migration, and refugee law and policy.  Prof. Ramji-Nogales’ research areas include empirical assessment of asylum adjudication, international and comparative migration law, and transitional justice. Along with her Georgetown University co-authors, Prof. Ramji-Nogales has published several quantitative and qualitative studies of the U.S. asylum system. Prof. Ramji-Nogales also explores questions of process and systemic design in the transitional justice context. Prof. Ramji-Nogales has authored several pieces on transitional justice in Cambodia, the lessons of which inform all of her work in the field. Finally, Prof. Ramji-Nogales writes in the field of international and comparative migration law, focusing on forced migration as well as the intersection of immigration and international human rights law. She is a Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative of the School for Advanced Studies at the University of London. Prior to joining academia, Prof. Ramji-Nogales practiced law as a Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union in New York and as an Associate at the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. She was previously awarded a Robert L. Bernstein Fellow in International Human Rights to create a refugee law clinic at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before joining the Temple faculty, she was a graduate teaching fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Georgetown University Law Center. Prof. Ramji-Nogales received a B.A. with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley; a J.D., in 1999, from the Yale Law School; and an LL.M. with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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