Press Release by the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges: Notification of the Interpretation of ‘Attack Against the Civilian Population’ in the Context of Crimes Against Humanity with Regard to a State’s or Regime’s Own Armed Forces

International Co-Investigating Judge issues ruling on whether an attack against a state's or regime's own armed forces could be considered an attack against a civilian population under the law relating to crimes against humanity applicable between 1975 and 1979.

In a decision of 7 February 2017, the International Co-Investigating Judge notified the parties in cases 003 and 004 of his view that in the context of the law on crimes against humanity as it stood between 1975 and 1979, an attack by a state or a regime against its own armed forces could amount to an attack against a civilian population under Article 5 of the ECCC Law, unless the armed forces were allied with or otherwise providing militarily relevant support to an opposing side in an armed conflict.

The decision follows a request for submissions by the parties and amici curiae in cases 003 and 004 of 19 April 2016 (https://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/articles/international-co-investigating-judge-calls-submission-amicus-curiae-briefs). The ruling is the first time that a court has addressed this legal issue in depth.

The decision is available at this link:

 

https://eccc.gov.kh/en/document/court/notification-interpretation-%E2%80%98attack-against-civilian-population%E2%80%99-context-crimes-again


Most read

The International Co-Investigating Judge today notified all parties in Case 003 that he considers the judicial investigation in Case 003 to be concluded. The parties have been granted 30 days to request further investigative action.The Judge also... On Wednesday, 11 January 2017, the Trial Chamber concluded the evidentiary hearings in Case 002/02, involving allegations of crimes against humanity, genocide, and Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions against the Accused NUON Chea and KHIEU...
As a part of the memory project, ECCC organizes activities for promoting the hearing processes of former Khmer Rouge senior leaders to the public. On 18 January, 2017, press officer of ECCC, Mr. Neth Pheaktra gave a lecture to more than 1000... The Court Report issue for November 2016 covers the month of November at the ECCC. The first three pages focuses on the pronouncement of the Appeal Judgement in Case 002/01 agaisnt Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphân by ECCC' Supreme Court Chamber on 23...
Under the organization of the Public Affairs Section of the Extraordinary chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), 300 students from Ang Doung and Chom Roeurn Vichea High School in Prey Veng visited to ECCC to learn more about the Khmer Rouge... “Youth have to learn about their history especially about what happened in Democratic Kampuchea to avoid conducting repetitive such error-story history, which caused a lot of people to die and the economy to fall”, said the press officer of ECCC to...

Stay connected

YoutubeFlickr

Instagram

Google+

Latest news