What evidence will be used at the trials?
The Trial Chamber judges, the Co-Prosecutors, the defence and the lawyers representing the civil parties can present evidence during trials.
Examples of evidence:
- physical evidence, such as mass graves or former prisons; and
- statements and testimony by victims, perpetrators, witnesses and defendants.
Thousands of documents have been collected and hundreds of mass graves, prisons and memorials have been mapped by the Research Committee of the Salvation Front (Renakse), the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) and the Cambodian Genocide Program. These are being made available to the court.
In Cambodian courts, all legally obtained evidence can be considered. It is up to the court to decide upon the importance of each piece of evidence.