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IKhieu Samphan in the courtroom on on the second day of the opening statements in Case 002 on 22 November 2011.
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.