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Press Release By the International Co-Prosecutor

The International Co-Prosecutor (“ICP”) issues this press release to clarify her position on a possible misunderstanding of the judicial status of outstanding cases at the ECCC as a result of incomplete reporting by Voice of America radio, in Khmer, of statements recently made by the Court’s Administration Public Relations spokesman. 

PRESS RELEASE BY THE INTERNATIONAL CO-PROSECUTOR

The International Co-Prosecutor (“ICP”) is compelled to issue this press release in response to the inaccurate, unsupported allegations of misconduct leveled in the press release issued by Meas Muth’s Defence lawyers on 20 July 2021, which vents their frustration at the Pre-Trial Chamber’s proper exercise of its discretion in denying the Defence request to file supplemental pleadings to the Chamber.

Press Release from the International Co-Prosecutor on case 003

In accordance with Internal Rule 54 of the ECCC, Brenda J.

STATEMENTS BY THE INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CO-PROSECUTORS ON CASE 003

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Press Release by the National Co-Prosecutor on the Passing of the Convicted Person KAING GUEK EAV alias DUCH

The National Co-Prosecutor wishes to inform the public that the Convicted Person Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, Cambodian, passed away in the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital on 2

Press Release from the International Co-Prosecutor and National Co-Prosecutor

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CO-PROSECUTOR

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL OCP's PRESS RELEASE ON CASE 004/02

STATEMENT BY THE INTERNATIONAL CO-PROSECUTOR ON CASE 004/2

STATEMENT BY THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL CO-PROSECUTORS ON CASE 004

On 31 May 2018 the National Co-Prosecutor filed their Final Submissions in Case 004, concerning the investigation of

STATEMENT BY THE INTERNATIONAL CO-PROSECUTOR ON CASE 004

On 31 May and 4 June 2018, the National and International Co-Prosecutors filed their respective Final Submissions in Case 004 concerning the investigation of Yim Tith.

Statement by the National Co-Prosecutor on Case 003

On 14 November 2017 the Co-Prosecutors filed their Final Submissions in Case 003, concerning the investigation of Meas Muth.

Statement by the International Co-Prosecutor on Case 003

On 14 November 2017, the International and National Co-Prosecutors filed their Final Submissions in Case 003 concerning the investigation of Meas Muth.

Statement by the Office of the Co-Prosecutors on Case 004/02

The ECCC’s Internal Rules provide that while the Co-Prosecutors’ Final Submission(s) must be filed confidentially, the Co-Prosecutors may release to the public an objective summary of their submiss

Press Release by the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges Judicial investigation against Ao An concluded and severance from Case 004 ordered

The Co-Investigating Judges today notified all parties in Cases 004 and 004/01 that they consider the judicial investigation against Ao An in Case 004 to be concluded. They further ordered the severance of the proceedings against Ao An from Case 004 and the creation of a new case file, 004/02.

Statement by the Office of the Co-Prosecutors on Case 004/01

 STATEMENT BY THE OFFICE OF THE CO-PROSECUTORS ON CASE 004/01 

New appointments as International Judge in the Pre-Trial Chamber and Reserve International Co-Prosecutor

Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, Mr. Olivier Beauvallet (France) has been appointed as new International Judge to serve in the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Judge Beauvallet replaces Judge Chang-ho Chung (Republic of Korea) who resigned from his post effective of 28 February 2015.

Statement by the international Co-Prosecutor regarding ECCC caseload

Media reports indicate that questions have arisen at recent court outreach events concerning whether there will be more cases at the ECCC after Cases 003 and 004. The International Co-Prosecutor, Nicholas Koumjian, reiterates that the consistent policy of his office remains as first announced by his predecessor on 8 September 2009: no further cases will be submitted to the Co-Investigating Judges.

International Co-Prosecutor files Supplementary Submission in Case 003

ECCC Internal Rule 54 requires that any Introductory or Supplementary submission by the Co-Prosecutors shall be confidential documents. It provides however that the Co-Prosecutors “may provide the public with an objective summary of the information contained in such submissions.” Accordingly, taking into consideration the interests, security and privacy of victims and witnesses, the rights of suspects who are entitled to the presumption of innocence, and the requirement of rules that the investigation shall be confidential, the International Co-Prosecutor provides the following information.

International Co-Prosecutor requests investigation of alleged sexual and gender-based violence in Case 004

ECCC Internal Rule 54 requires that any Introductory or Supplemental submission by the Co-Prosecutors shall be confidential but provides that the Co-Prosecutors “may provide the public with an objective summary of the information contained in such submissions.”  Accordingly, taking into consideration the interests, security and privacy of victims and witnesses, the rights of suspects who are entitled to the presumption of innocence, and the requirement of rules that the investigation shall be confidential, the International Co-Prosecutor provides the following information.

Nicholas Koumjian appointed as new international Co-Prosecutor

Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, His Majesty the King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Mr. Nicholas Koumijian (USA) as new international Co-Prosecutor in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

Statement by international Co-Prosecutor Andrew Cayley on his resignation

Having tendered my resignation to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in August 2013, I will be leaving the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for personal reasons on 16 September 2013. I will join my family who returned home from Cambodia in June 2013.  It is anticipated that the Reserve International Co-Prosecutor, Nicholas Koumjian, will be arriving in Cambodia in October 2013.

Kaing Guek Eav transferred to Kandal prison

On 3 February 2012 Kaing Guek Eav was sentenced by the Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC to a term of life imprisonment.  On the same day the Co-Prosecutors filed a request to enforce sentence pursuant to Rule 113(1) of the Internal Rules.  The Co-Prosecutors requested that:1.    Kaing Guek Eav remain at the ECCC Detention Unit until the conclusion of his scheduled testimony in Case 002; and 2.    Appropriate prison accommodation be identified for Kaing Guek Eav in the national prison system. 

Co-Prosecutors submit report on the passing of Ieng Sary

The Co-Prosecutors of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“the ECCC”) have now completed their investigation and report into the death of Ieng Sary.  The Co-Prosecutors have concluded that Ieng Sary’s death, on 14 March 2013 in the Khmer Soviet Hospital, was from natural causes.  The full report was transmitted today to the Acting Director of Administration and the Deputy Director of Administration.

Statement by the Co-Prosecutors regarding IENG Thirith

Today the Co-Prosecutors have appealed the Trial Chamber’s Decision issued yesterday to unconditionally release the Accused Ieng Thirith.  The Trial Chamber held that Ieng Thirith is currently mentally unfit to stand trial for crimes against humanity alleged to have been committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea.   The Co-Prosecutors fully agree with the Trial Chamber that Ieng Thirith should be released from detention based on the findings of national and international experts that she is currently unfit to stand trial.

Frequently asked questions about Ieng Thirith's fitness to stand trial

Below are answers to several frequently asked questions in relation to the Trial Chambers hearing on Ieng Thirith’s fitness to stand trial scheduled for 30 - 31 August. Q. What does “fitness to stand trial” mean?

Public statement by the Co-Prosecutors regarding investigation in Case 003

The Co-Prosecutors of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia issue this public statement in order to ensure that the public is kept informed of proceedings in Case 003, particularly in light of inaccurate and potentially misleading information circulating in the press. As this case remains under judicial investigation, the Co-Prosecutors have sought and received judicial authorisation to make this statement.

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