What rights will the defendants have?

Posted Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:25 / Updated Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:40

Defendants (charged Persons and accused) have rights under Cambodian and international law. These include the right to:

  • a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal;
  • be presumed innocent until proven guilty;
  • engage legal counsel of his or her choice, both Cambodian and international;
  • have adequate time and facilities to prepare his or her defence;
  •  be tried in his or her presence and without undue delay;
  • have legal counsel provided by the court if he or she does not have enough money to pay for it; and
  • have the opportunity to examine the witnesses against him or her and to present his or her own witnesses.