IntLawGrrls are pleased to welcome today guest blogger Sarah Thomas (pictured at right). Sarah posts above on the recent controversy that arose in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), aka the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, in one of the first efforts of a civil party to communicate in court. We've posted here about civil party participation at the ECCC, a development that appears promising but, as Sarah notes, is not without its potential pitfalls. We are lucky to have Sarah providing an on-the ground-perspective; as the David W. Leebron International Human Rights Fellow working at the Documentation Center of Cambodia's Victim Participation Project, she is uniquely well-positioned to analyze this development. Sarah is a 2007 graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was an Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and a recipient of the Parker School Certificate in Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law as well as a Kent Scholar. Sarah's experience in the field of international criminal law includes internships at the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch. She received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and has also lived in China and Japan. Heartfelt welcome!