Press Release by the Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge

Since he took office at the ECCC, the Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge, out of respect for the law and the victims, has focused all his energy to continuing the judicial investigation of the highly contentious Cases 003 and 004. In addition to the field investigations that were conducted, the suspects were informed of their rights and were granted access to the case file. By way of a decision on the jurisdiction of the ECC to continue Case 003, the facts under investigation were made public with a view to ensuring that the victims are properly informed and able to exercise their rights.

For reasons which are manifestly more political and financial than strictly judicial, the Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge – whose prerogatives were constantly called into question by his national counterpart for no material legal reason – found himself in a highly hostile environment and was severely impeded in the day-to-day performance of his duties, as a result of which he tendered his resignation to the United Nations Secretary General.

In light of the internal investigations into the violation of ECCC Internal Rule 35, the Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge has reason to believe that several individuals, both current and former staff members of the ECCC, have interfered with the conduct of the investigation in Case File 004. The Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge has therefore reported this to the criminal prosecution authorities of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Moreover, the Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge is of the view that the role played by the National Co-Investigating Judge as described in his Note of 21 March 2012 amounts to a serious interference with the conduct of the judicial investigation in Case Files 003 and 004. The Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge has therefore brought this matter to the attention of the Supreme Council of the Magistracy of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Finally, the Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge hereby invites all the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the United Nations to take a clear and common stand concerning the future of Case Files 003 and 004 so as to restore the image and dignity of the ECCC and uphold international justice.

Person

Most read

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...
Even though there are no hearings taking place at the moment, the Public Affairs Section of ECCC is still busy organizing study tours for the public to visit the ECCC every week. The 20th of January, 80 justice service center officers from cities,... The revised budget for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the period 2016-2017 has been endorsed by the Group of Interested States, and is now available on the ECCC website.
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... A woman sitting next to me in a dance performance, I realize, is crying. It is hard to tell at first because she holds her body so still but tears pour down her weathered face.  Her hands trembled slightly as they clutch a tissue. As she...

Stay connected

YoutubeFlickr

Instagram

Google+

Latest news