The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) notified the Parties that pursuant to Internal Rule 102 it will announce a summary of the findings and the disposition of the Judgement for Case 002/02 concerning the Accused NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan on Friday 16 November 2018 in the main courtroom of the ECCC at 9:30 am.
Information to visitors and Media:
The 480 seats in the public gallery will be allocated as follows:
1. Case 002 Civil Parties and legal representatives:
140 seats have been allocated to Civil Parties facilitated by the Victims Support Section and intermediary organizations, and their legal representatives. Seats that are not utilized by 08:45 on the day of the pronouncement will be reallocated to the general public.
2. Diplomats, government representatives and scholars:
80 seats have been allocated to this group. Advance registration is required. Requests for seats must be sent to email@example.com. Deadline for registration: Friday 9 November, 16:00. Seats that are not utilized by 09:00 on the day of the pronouncement will be reallocated to the general public.
3. NGO representatives:
40 seats have been allocated to NGOs with ECCC-related programmes. Advance registration is required. Requests for seats must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for registration: Friday 9 November, 16:00. Following the deadline for requests, and dependent on the total number of requests, the ECCC will notify each NGO of the number of seats allocated. If the number of requests exceeds the total number of seats allocated, the ECCC will allocate the seats according to the following priorities:
1. Staff from intermediary organizations;
2. Staff involved in regular court-monitoring programmes;
3. NGOs with regular attendance at past hearings.
Seats that are not utilized by 09:00 on the day of the pronouncement will be reallocated to the general public.
4. Media representatives:
20 seats in the public gallery have been allocated to media representatives, whereas the remaining members of the media will be allocated seats in the Press Room (C105) on the ground floor of the court building. Requests to reserve a media seat in the public gallery must be sent to email@example.com. Deadline: Friday 9 November, 16:00.
5. General public:
200 seats will be allocated to the general public, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The gate at the visitors’ entrance will open at 07:00. The ECCC recommends that visitors arrive early at the security gate in order to leave enough time to pass through security and receive their tickets. Doors to the courtroom will close by 09:00, or when all seats in the public gallery are fully occupied.
Please kindly be advised that all visitors are required to present an ID card (including a photo) at the gate. No persons under 16 years of age will be admitted to the court, and persons aged 16–18 will be admitted only with the guardianship of an adult. Visitors shall maintain proper behaviour at all times and shall wear appropriate clothing. No mobile phones, large bags, food or drink are permitted in the public gallery.
The ECCC is located in Chaom Chau, Phnom Penh, 16 km away from the city centre, on National Road 4 toward Sihanoukville, around 10 minutes past Phnom Penh International Airport. Public and media, please enter from the visitors’ gate at the eastern end of the compound. Parking will be provided for visitors with their own vehicles.
Advance registration and accreditation is required for all media representatives who wish to be granted access to the ECCC on 16 November 2018. The following procedure will apply for media representatives seeking access to the ECCC:
a) Media representatives who do not already have an ECCC press accreditation card must submit a completed and signed Media Accreditation Form, a .jpg portrait photo and a copy of their passport together with their request for access on 16 November to firstname.lastname@example.org.
b) Media representatives who have a valid ECCC press accreditation card must register their request for access on 16 November with the Public Affairs Section by sending an email to email@example.com.
c) Media representatives who have an expired ECCC press accreditation card must re-submit a completed and signed Media Accreditation Form together with their request for access on 16 November to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the card number of your expired ECCC accreditation card.
The Media Accreditation Form can be downloaded from the ECCC website:
Deadline for media registration and accreditation requests: Friday 9 November 2018, 16:00.
Seats reserved for media in the public gallery:
Media representatives should be in their allocated seats 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the hearing. No cameras, laptops, mobile phones or recording devices will be permitted in the public gallery.
The ECCC will provide high-resolution photography handouts from the start of the hearing.
Audio and video feeds:
Audio feeds of the proceedings will be provided to media through a PHONO/XLR connection. This feed can be accessed in the Press Room (C105) using one of 48 audio connections (16 each in Khmer, English and French). Additional audio hookups are possible from recorder to recorder if the users bring the required cables. No audio recording will be permitted inside the courtroom.
Video feeds of the proceedings will be provided through a BNC connection (PAL signal). This feed can be accessed in the Press Room (C105) using one of 30 output connections. Additional video hookups are possible from recorder to recorder if the users bring the required cables. No video recording will be allowed inside the courtroom.
Installation of media equipment and reservation of space in the Press Room (C105):
Representatives of the media who wish to pre-install equipment and reserve space in the Press Room may visit the ECCC on Wednesday 14 November 2018 between 09:00 and 16:00.
Media accreditation cards can be picked up at the ECCC on 15 November 2018 between 09:00 and 16:00, or by the media entrance to the ECCC in the morning of 16 November 2018.