On 27 July 2016, the Co-Investigating Judges issued a forwarding order under Internal Rule 66(4) requesting the Co-Prosecutors to file their final submission. Under Internal Rule 66(5), the Co- Prosecutors now have up to three months to file their submission. After that, the Defence will be given adequate time to respond to the Co-Prosecutors’ final submission. The Co-Investigating Judges will issue the Closing Order in due course after having received submissions from both sides.
Implementing the pledge announced last year for a total support of EUR 8.9 million to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the period 2015 to 2016, the European Union (EU) has proceeded with the release of the final grant installment of EUR 2.9 million, of which EUR 1.5 million will support the international component and EUR 1.4 million will support the operations of the national component of the ECCC.
The Defence Support Section (“DSS”) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”) has assigned Mr. Wayne Jordash QC of the United Kingdom as the foreign Co-Lawyer to represent Ms. Im Chaem in Case 004/01. Mr. Jordash is a London-based barrister specialising in international crimes and other serious criminal offences. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1995 and has been a Queen’s Counsel since 2014. The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia has admitted him to practice before the ECCC. Mr.
The Victims Support Section (VSS) successfully conducted a forum on 24 June 2016 with the participation of Civil Parties, Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers, Civil Party Lawyers, and representatives of the ECCC, the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany, and national and international organizations.After the opening by H.E. Kranh Tony, Acting Director of the ECCC, and Dr.
The Court Report issue for June 2016 covers the month of May at the ECCC. The first three pages include articles featuring news from June, including a summary of Duch's testimony.
The Victims Support Section (VSS) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will organize a forum on the developments of ECCC’s proceedings and reparations in Case 002/02 at Tonle Bassac II in Phnom Penh on Friday, 24 June 2016 at 8:00 a.m. The forum will be presided over by H.E Kranh Tony, Acting Director of the ECCC’s Administration, and Dr. Ludgera Klemp, Counsellor and Head of Cooperation of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Phnom Penh.
The Victims Support Section of the ECCC would like to announce that the radio live show programme ”Women in the Khmer Rouge Regime” has resumed on FM 102 of the Women’s Media Center of Cambodia-WMC (FM 102) since 25 April 2016. The on-air programme is scheduled to run on Monday afternoon of the second week of the month, from 16:10 pm to 17:00 pm; and its two rebroadcasts are done on Saturday of the third and fourth week, from 13:35 pm-14:00 pm.
The Government of Sweden has made a new pledge of SEK 28 million to support the international component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the period 2016 to 2019. The amount will be evenly divided over four years. Sweden is a key financial backer of the ECCC, and it is a member of the Principal Donors Group.
The Court Report issue for May 2016 covers the month of April at the ECCC. The first two pages include articles featuring news from May, including a survey on the perception of the ECCC among high school students in Cambodia. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Former Chairman of S-21 Security Centre to testify in Case 002/02;Judicial Updates for April;Trial Chamber heard evidence on Security Centres. You can download The Court Report from the following link: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/publication/court-report-may-2016
The Chamber postpones court hearings until June 2nd 2016. The Chamber will then hear the testimony of witness 2-TCW-816 for 3 days. KAING Guek Eav alias Duch will be questioned by all parties on the second week of June.
The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is scheduled to hear the testimony of Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, former Chairman of S-21 Security Centre, from 26 May 2016. He is called to testify on the fourth trial topic in Case 002/02: Security Centres and Internal Purges and more particularly S-21. Nine days have been allocated to the questioning of this witness.This is the second time Kaing Guek Eav will be appearing as a witness in Case 002 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
The Court Report isse for April 2016 covers the month of March at the ECCC. The first two pages include articles featuring April events. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Judge calls for submission of amicus curiae briefs;Cambodia-UN welcomed the progress by the ECCC in all cases;Judicial Updates for March;TC heard eviedence on Securities Centres;Outreach Activities.
The March issue of The Court Report highlights events through month of February. The first two pages of the report cover March events including the begining of the hearings on topic 4 in Case 002/02 and new charges on Case 004. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Medical and Psychiatric Evaluation of the accused;Expert Witnes Mr. Ysa Osman;WSD HANDA Report on Perceptions of the ECCC;Judicial Updates for February;Summary of Witness Testimony for February;Outreach Activities.
The international Co-Investigating Judge of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is inviting scholars, academic organizations and any other organization operating in the field of international criminal law to submit written amicus curiae briefs on the issue on whether, under customary international law applicable between 1975 and 1979, an attack by a state or organization against members of its own armed forces may amount to an attack directed against a civilian population for the purpose of Article 5 of the ECCC Law (crimes against humanity).
The Defence Support Section (DSS) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is deeply saddened to share the tragic news of the death of John R.W.D. Jones, QC who served as foreign Co-Lawyer for Ms. IM Chaem.
On 14 March 2016, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Ao An with the following alleged crimes: −Genocide of the Cham;
The February issue of The Court Report highlights events through January, and also focuses on the Case 002/01 Appeal Hearings held before the Supreme Court Chamber in the month of February. Among the available articles, there is news covering: Supreme Court Appeal Hearings; Official statement of Dr. Sok An and David Scheffer concerning the ECCC; Severance of Im Chaem from Case 004; Judicial Updates for January; Summary of Witness Testimony for January; Media Analysis of the Appeal Hearings; Outreach Activities.
Trial Chamber will begin hearing evidence on the fourth trial topic in Case 002/02: Security Centres and Internal Purges
On Wednesday, 2 March 2016, the Trial Chamber will begin hearing evidence on the fourth trial topic in Case 002/02: Security Centres and Internal Purges. According to the Closing Order charging NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan, the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) destroyed Cambodia’s legal and judicial structures and replaced them with a network of security centres and execution sites in order to detain and reeducate or kill those suspected of engaging in hostile activities.
The Co-Investigating Judges have ordered the severance of the proceedings against Im Chaem from Case 004 and the creation of a new case file, 004/01.
The January edition of our monthly newsletter The Court Report features a section regarding the Appeal Hearings in Case 002/01, which are to be resumed in February. It also contains an overview of other recent activities at the ECCC including summaries of witness testimonies in Case 002/02 and judicial updates from all the Chambers and judicial offices.
The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has scheduled the resumption of the appeal hearing in Case 002/01 after having adjourned the hearing due to lack of proper legal representation for Nuon Chea, resulting from his International Co-lawyer not attending the Appeal Hearing scheduled on 17-19 November 2015 and his National Co-lawyer leaving the courtroom in spite of the Chamber’s order to remain present. The Chamber will hear oral submissions on issues raised in the appeals, and the hearing is scheduled for 09:00 – 16:00 on 16, 17 and 1
Victims Support Section (VSS) of the ECCC, in cooperation with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) will carry out the second-phase of its project entitled “Promoting Gender Equality and Improving Access of Justice for Female and Gender-based Violence (GBV) Survivors of the Khmer Rouge (KR) Regime.” The UNTF/UN Women has provided the VSS/ECCC with a USD 1 million grant to be implemented over the three year duration of the project, commencing January 2016 under the non-judicial measures (NJM) framework of the VSS/ECCC.
The budget for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the period 2016-2017 has been endorsed by the Group of Interested States, and is now available on the ECCC website. The total budget amounts to US$32.3 million for 2016 and US$26.5 million for 2017 with the following breakdown: 2016 &n
The December edition of our monthly newsletter The Court Report features a special section with ECCC activities in retrospect prepared by the Public Affairs Section. It also contains an overview of other recent activities at the ECCC including summaries of witness testimonies in Case 002/02 and judicial updates from all the Chambers and judicial offices.
The judicial investigation against Im Chaem was initiated following receipt of the Third Introductory Submission filed by the International Co-Prosecutor on 9 September 2009. The scope of the investigation was subsequently expanded by Supplementary Submissions filed by the International Co-Prosecutor on 18 July 2011, 24 April 2014, 5 August 2015, and 20 November 2015.