|Place of Birth||
Kbal Ou village, Cheang Tong Commune, Tram Kok District, Takeo [Source:DC-CAM)
Mr. Bit Seanglim (Cambodia) and Mr. Wayne Jordash QC
|Position in Democratic Kampuchea||
Alleged Preah Net Preah District Secretary and Northwest Zone Sector 5 Deputy Secretary.
|Status of case||
Im Chaem was charged in absentia on 3 March 2015. On 18 December 2015, the Co-Investigating Judges filed a notice of conclusion of the judicial investigation against Im Chaem. The proceedings against Im Chaem were severed into a new case file, Case 004/01 on 5 February 2016. On 22 February 2017, the Co-Investigating Judges issued the dispositive part of the Closing Order in Case 004/01 dismissing the case against Im Chaem. On 10 July 2017, the full reasoning of the Closing Order was issued. Pre-Trial Chamber is seised of an appeal filed by the international co-prosecutor against the Closing Order in case 004/01. On 11 and 12 December 2017, the Pre-Trial Chamber held hearings in case 004/01 to hear the arguments of the parties before it issues its decision on the appeal.
On 28 June 2018, the Pre-Trial Chamber issued its considerations on the International Co-Prosecutor’s appeal against the dismissal of the case against Im Chaem. The Pre-Trial Chamber unanimously held that the Co-Investigating Judges erred in relation to the method of evaluating evidence and the jurisdiction of Cambodian courts to try cases relating to the Khmer Rouge. The Pre-Trial Chamber judges were unable to reach a super-majority on the merits of the appeal. Judges Prak, Ney, and Huot agreed with the dismissal. Judges Baik and Beauvallet disagreed with the Co-Investigating Judges assessment of the evidence and conclusions, and held that Im Chaem did fall within the jurisdiction of the ECCC and should be sent to trial.
Im Chaem has been charged with the following alleged crimes:
These crimes were allegedly variously committed
|Case No.||Case 004/1,|