Upon the nomination by the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Mr. Dale LYSAK (Canada) as the new International Co-Prosecutor.

Mr. LYSAK replaces Ms. Brenda J. HOLLIS (USA), who resigned in July 2022 and was replaced in the interim by Reserve International Co-Prosecutor, Mr. Fergal GAYNOR (Ireland), per the ECCC’s legal framework.

Mr. LYSAK worked in the Office of Co-Prosecutors from 2008 to 2017, serving as a senior litigator in Case 002. Prior to joining the ECCC, Mr. LYSAK practised law in California, USA, for 20 years and is currently counsel at a law firm in Vancouver, Canada. 

Mr. LYSAK is a graduate of the McGill University Faculty of Law and a member of the State Bar of California, and the Law Society of British Columbia.




The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) are a domestic judicial institution established in accordance with Cambodian law. The ECCC has jurisdiction to bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea and those who were most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom that were committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.

Following completion of its judicial proceedings, the ECCC commenced residual functions in January 2023 for an initial period of three years in accordance with the Addendum to the UN-RGC Agreement concerning the ECCC. Under the Addendum, national and international judges, co-prosecutors and Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers work remotely except when their functions require attendance in person at the Extraordinary Chambers.


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