Why was this model chosen for the ECCC?

Posted Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:30 / Updated Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:47

The hybrid tribunal model is seen as a way to provide full national involvement in the trials while at the same time ensuring that international standards are met. Unlike tribunals for Rwanda or the former Yugoslavia, these trials are not removed from the place where the crimes occurred. They are held in Cambodia, conducted mainly in Khmer, open to participation by Cambodian people and reported via local television, radio and newspapers.