How are the judges appointed?
Cambodian and foreign judges and co-prosecutors are appointed by Cambodian Royal Decree. The Supreme Council of the Magistracy selects Cambodian candidates from currently practicing judges. For international judges and co-prosecutors, the UN Secretary-General submits candidates to the Supreme Council of the Magistracy through the Royal Government of Cambodia. The selected candidates are then appointed by Cambodian Royal Decree.
In order to be selected, both Cambodian and foreign judges have to be persons of high moral character qualified to be judges in their own countries. They must be honest and independent, and they must not accept instructions from any person, government or other source.