Meas Muth


Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Po Village, Srae Khnong Commune, Chhuk District in Kampot Province,
Arrested Date
Defence counsel
Mr. Ang Udom (Cambodia) and Mr. Michael Karnavas (USA)
Position in Democratic Kampuchea

Alleged Central Committee Member, General Staff Deputy Secretary, Division 164 (including the navy) Secretary and Kampong Som Autonomous Sector Secretary.

Status of case

Meas Muth was initially charged in absentia on 3 March 2015. On 14 December 2015, he appeared in person before the international Co-Investigating Judge and was charged with further alleged crimes. He was notified of additional charges when he appeared before the International Co-Investigating Judge in December 2015. On 10 January 2017, the International Co-Investigating Judge concluded the judicial investigation in Case 003. On 14 November 2017, the International and National Co-Prosecutors filed their Final Submissions in Case 003. 

Key allegations
  • Genocide;
  • Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; imprisonment; torture; persecution; other inhumane acts (inhumane treatment, enforced disappearances, forced labour, forced marriage, rape and attacks on human dignity due to conditions of detention); 
  • Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, namely wilful killing; wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, torture and unlawful confinement of civilians.
  • Violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, namely premeditated homicide.

These crimes were allegedly variously committed 

  • at various security centres, among them the S-21 Security Centre (Tuol Sleng); 
  • additionally against members of Divisions 164, 502, 117, and 310; 
  • at Wat Enta Nhien Security Centre;
  • at Stung Hav worksite; 
  • by the Navy of Democratic Kampuchea in and around the islands claimed by Democratic Kampuchea; 
  • at the Ream area co-operative including worksites at Kang Keng and Bet Trang, the Durian Plantation Execution Site, and the Toek Sap Security Centre; and 
  • in Kampong Som.
Case No. Case 003
[REDACTED] Notification of charges against MEAS Muth D128.1
Annex 1: E-mail from ICP to OCIJ's greffier D256/14.1
[Redacted] Annex 2: International Co-Prosecutor’s Response to MEAS Muth’s Request for Leave to Supplement His Response to the International Co-Prosecutor’s Final Submission D256/14.2
Decision on MEAS Muth's Request for Leave to Supplement his Response to the International Co-Prosecutor's Final Submission D256/14
[REDACTED] MEAS Muth’s Request for Leave to Supplement His Response to the International Co-Prosecutor’s Final Submission D256/12
[Redacted] Decision on Application for the Annulment of Torture-Derived Written Records of Interview D257/1/8
[REDACTED] Decision related to (1) appeal against decision on nine applications to seise the Pre-Trial Chamber with requests for annulment and (2) the two annulment requests referred by the International Co-Investigating Judege D165/2/26
Meas Muth’s Combined Response To Amici Curiae Submissions On The Question Of Whether Under Customary International Law In 1975-1979 An Attack By A State Or Organization Against Its Own Armed Forces Could Amount To An Attack Directed Against A Civilian Pop D191/17
Urgent Request from Co-Lawyers for Mr. IENG Sary and Mr. MEAS Muth for Leave to File Submissions on the Testimony of Expert Witness MICHAEL VICKERY E408/1
Order on Request to Obtain English Translations of Three German Decisions and one Dutch Decision D191/16/1
Letter from MEAS Muth's Co-Lawyer to CIJs concerning “Request that the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges obtain English translations of three German decisions from the Supreme Court of the British Occupied Zone and one Dutch decision from the Special D191/16
MEAS Muth’s Request to Be Permitted to file a Fifteen Page Combined Response to Amicus Curiae Briefs on the Question of whether under Customary International Law in 1975-1979 an Attack by a State or Organization Against Its Own Armed Forces could amount t D191/14
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) D191/5
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- Oliver Windridge D191/10
International co-prosecutor’s response to the International co-investigating judge’s call for submissions regarding crimes against humanity D191/1
Amicus Curiae Brief of Professors Robinson, DeGuznam, Jalloh and Cryer on Crimes Against Humanity for Cases 003 and 00 D191/6
Amicus Curiae Brief Filed by Drs WILLIAMS and GREY in Response to Call for Amicus CURIAE Briefs in Cases 003 and 004 Dated 19 April 201 D191/11
AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FOR CASES 003 AND 004 - Catherine DRUMMOND, Philippa WEBB and Dapo AKANDE D191/4
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004-Professor Nicholas Tsagourias D191/9
Meas Muth’s submission on the question of whether under customary international law in 1975-1979 an attack by a state or organization against its own armed forces could amount to an attack directed against a civilian population for purposes of article 5 o D191/2
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- Ido Rosenweig D191/7
Amicus Brief Filled by the Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore School of Law on the Legality of Targeting Members of One's Own Military D191/12
MEAS Muth’s Request to Reclassify as Public His Request to Obtain the United Nations’ and Royal Government of Cambodia’s Archive Material, the International Co-Investigating judge’s Notice of Unsuccessful Attempt to Obtain Strictly Confidential United Nat D198
Queen's University Belfast Human Rights Centre Response to the ECCC Office of the Co-Investigating Judges "Call for Submissions by the Parties in Cases 003 and 004 and Call for Amicus Curiae Briefs D191/13


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