Yim Tith

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Place of Birth
Arrested Date
Defence counsel
Mr. SO Mosseny (Cambodia), Ms. Suzana Tomanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Mr. Neville Sorab (United Kingdom)
Position in Democratic Kampuchea

Alleged Southwest Zone Sector 13 Secretary, Kirovong District Secretary and Northwest Zone Deputy Secretary and  Sectors 1, 3 and 4 Secretary.  

Status of case

On 9 December 2015, the International Co -Investigating Judge charged Yim Tith in Case 004.

Case 004 was subsequently severed into three case files. On 5 February 2016, the Co-Investigating Judges ordered the severance of the proceedings against Im Chaem from Case 004 creating Case file 004/1.

On 16 December 2016, the Co-Investigating Judges ordered the severance of the proceedings against Ao An from Case 004 creating Case file 004/2. Case 004 remains the case against Yim Tith.

On 13 June 2017, the Co-Investigating Judges concluded the investigation against Yim Tith. 

Key allegations
  • Genocide of the Khmer Krom;
  • Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; deportation; imprisonment; torture; persecution against the so-called “17 April people”, “East Zone Evacuees”, Northwest Zone cadres, their families and subordinates, as well as the Khmer Krom and Vietnamese; and other inhumane acts including forced marriage;
  • Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 committed as part of an international armed conflict between Democratic Kampuchea and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, namely wilful killing and the unlawful deportation or transfer of civilians;
  • Violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, namely premeditated homicide.

These crimes were allegedly variously committed in Takeo province (Southwest Zone) at Wat Pratheat security centre; Kraing Ta Chan security centre; Preil Village execution site; Wat Angkun execution site; Slaeng Village forest execution site; Prey Sokhon execution site; and Wat Ang Srei Muny; in Battambang province (Northwest Zone) at Koas Krala security centre; Anlong Vil Breng and related execution site; Thipakdei cooperative including at Wat Thipakdei security centre, and Tuol Mtes security centre and worksite; Kang Hort Dam worksite; Banan security centre; Khnang Kou security centre; Kampong Kol sugar factory worksite; Phnom Tra Cheak Chet worksite; Banteay O Ta Krey execution site; Samlaut district; Wat Thoamayutt security centre; Wat Samdech security centre; Kampong Prieng commune including Kach Roteh, Thmei and Sala Trav villages, and Wat Po Laingka/Kach Roteh security centre; Reang Kesei commune including Reang Kesei pagoda, and Reang Kesei village; Wat Kirirum security centre; Wat Kandal security centre; in Pursat province (Northwest Zone) at Phum Veal security centre; Svay Chrum security centre; Tuol Seh Nhauv execution site; Prey Krabau execution site; Chanreangsei pagoda execution site; Prison No. 8; and Veal Bak Chunching execution site; and in Banteay Meanchey province (Northwest Zone) at Wat Banteay Neang security centre; Phnom Trayoung security centre and worksite; Spean Sreng and Prey Roneam worksite; Wat Preah Net Preah and related detention and execution sites; Phum Chakrey security centre and execution site; Prey Taruth execution site; Wat Chamkar Khnol execution site; and Trapeang Thma Dam worksite.

Case No. Case 004
[Redacted] Decision on Appeal of the Decision on Request for Correction of Translation Errors in Written Records of Interview D377/1/1/3
[Corrected 1] Decision on Time Granted to the Defence to Respond to the Final Submissions by the Co-Prosecutors D378/4
[Redacted] Decision on Application to Annul the Requests for and Use of Civil Parties’ Supplementary Information and Associated Investigative Products in Case 004 D370/1/1/6
Redacted Forwarding Order Pursuant to internal rule 66 (4) in Case 004 D378
Second Notice of Conclusion of Judicial Investigation Against Yim Tith D368
Decision on YIM Tith ‘s Notice of Withdrawal of Appeal Against the International Co-Investigating Judge’s Decision on Urgent Requests to Reconsider the Disclosure of Case 004 Witness Statements in Case 002/02 D229/3/1/4
YIM Tith’s Submission on the Interpretation of the Term ‘Civilian Population’ for the purposes of Article 5 of the Establishment Law D306/1
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- Ido Rosenzweig D306/8
International Co-Prosecutor's Response to the International Co-Investigating Judge's call for Submissions Regarding Crimes Against Humanity D306/2
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) D306/6
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- Oliver Windridge D306/11
AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FOR CASES 003 AND 004 - Catherine DRUMMOND, Philippa WEBB and Dapo AKANDE D306/5
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- Dr. Joanna Nicholson D306/9
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 004 D306/7
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004- Drs WILLIAMS and GREY D306/12
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 D306/13
Amicus Curiae Brief for Cases 003 and 004-Professor Nicholas Tsagourias D306/10
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" D306/14
Call For Submissions by the Parties in Cases 003 and 004 and Call for AMICUS CURIAE Briefs D306
Memorandum from ICIJ to all OCIJ investigators concerning “Instructions on the recording of witness and civil party interviews D266
Decision on Appeal Against the Co-Investigating Judges’ Constructive Denial of His Request For the International Co-Investigating Judge to Reconsider the Disclosure of Case 004 Witness Statements in Case 002/02 D229/1/2
Decision on Appeal Against the International Co-Investigating Judge’s Clarification on the Validity of a Summons Issued by One Co-Investigating Judge D212/1/2/2
Considerations of the Pre-Trial Chamber on Appeal Against the Decision Denying His Application to the Co-Investigating Judges Requesting Them to Seize the Pre-Trial Chamber with a View to Annul the Judicial Investigation A157/2/1/2


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