Supreme Court Chamber Notifies Full Written Judgement in Case 002/02 Regarding KHIEU SAMPHAN

Today, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) notified the full written version of the appeal judgment in Case 002/02 regarding former head of state KHIEU Samphan.

The judgment is available in Khmer and English.

On 22 September 2022, the Supreme Court Chamber pronounced the disposition of its judgment in public session and read a summary of its findings. The Chamber emphasized that the case against Khieu Samphan involved “some of the most heinous events that occurred during one of the most tragic and catastrophic periods in human history” and confirmed that Khieu Samphan significantly contributed to the criminal policies and crimes of the Khmer Rouge regime. Specifically, the Chamber considered that Khieu Samphan knew about the commission of crimes in Democratic Kampuchea and shared the intent of other senior leaders to participate in and commit crimes between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979.

The Supreme Court Chamber affirmed the Trial Chamber’s convictions of Khieu Samphan for genocide and war crimes. The Chamber upheld all but two convictions related to crimes against humanity and additionally found Khieu Samphan responsible for crimes related to male victims of forced marriage.

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