Japan pledges US$ 11.7 million to ECCC

The Government of Japan has confirmed that it will provide a new contribution of US$11,705,975 to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), of which US$8,771,225 is for the international component and US$2,934,750 for the national component. This contribution will cover about 25% of the ECCC’s budget for 2011.

The Government of Japan has provided assistance to the ECCC since its establishment, and it is the single largest donor to the ECCC.  With this latest pledge, Japan has provided financial assistance of about US$67 million or about 49 % of the total Pledges and Contributions to the ECCC to date.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude for this generous contribution and the continued support from the Government of Japan, which comes at a crucial time for the ECCC.  This support is essential in enabling the ECCC to move forward with the important work to complete its mandate”, says H.E. Tony Kranh, Acting Director of Office of Administration in a statement.

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