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Appointed to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the period of the proceedings by Royal Decree dated 30 November 2010, with the approval of the Supreme Council of Magistracy of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and sworn in on 21 February 2011, the international reserve Co-Investigating Judge is called upon under the law to replace his predecessor and to assume the duties performed by the latter up until his unexpected resignation effective 31 October 2011 (Articles 12, 23, 26 and 27 of the ECCC Law).
After having executed his mandate by remote means from abroad since 14 November in accordance with ECCC Internal Rule 14 (6), the international reserve Co-Investigating Judge has now assumed his office in Phnom Penh. In keeping with the principle of due diligence (Internal Rule 21(4)), the international reserve Co-Investigating Judge, working in conjunction with his national colleague, will undertake any necessary investigative/judicial actions, as well as the measures for the administration of his Office.
The international reserve Co-Investigating Judge, working in conjunction with his national colleague, will in accordance with ECCC Internal Rule 56 (2) endeavor to keep the public sufficiently informed about major developments in Case Files 003 and 004.