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The defence teams at the trial hearing on 21 January 2015. In the foreground Ms. Touch Vorleak and Mr. Calvin Saunders, standby counsels for Khieu Samphan
The Khmer Rouge tribunal is part of the Cambodian court system but is nevertheless considered a ‘hybrid’ tribunal because of certain special features. There are Cambodian and international judges, prosecutors, and defence lawyers; however, the majority of the staff are Cambodian. In the course of their work, they apply Cambodian and international law.