Key events

2014

  • 7 August 2014
    Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea sentenced to life imprisonment

    Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea sentenced to life imprisonment

    The Trial Chamber found Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity in Case 002/01 and sentenced both of them to life imprisonment.

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2013

  • 14 March 2013
    Ieng Sary dies

    Ieng Sary dies

    After having been hospitilized for more than a week, Ieng Sary died at Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital at 08:45 on 14 March 2013. The cases against him was formally terminated the same day. Read more

     

2012

  • 16 September 2012
    Ieng Thirith released from provisional detention

    Ieng Thirith released from provisional detention

    Following a Trial Chamber decision on 13 September 2012 which affirmed that Ieng Thirith remained unfit to stand trial, she was released from provisional detention after the president of the Supreme Court Chamber decided that it was not necessary to stay the order for her release, pending the Supreme court Chamber's deicion on appeal against the conditions of her reealse. On 17 December 2013 the Supreme Court Chamber granted in part an appeal from the Co-Prosecutors relating the the release conditions and  imposed certain measures of judicial supervision of Ieng Thirith. Read more

     
  • 3 February 2012
    Kaing Guek Eav sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court Chamber

    Kaing Guek Eav sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court Chamber

    In its decision an appeals, the Supreme Court Chamber sentenced KAING Guek Eav alias Duch to life imprisonment, the maximum sentence available under the law, for crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The handing down of the appeals judgement marked the completion of Case 001. Read more

     

2011

  • 21 November 2011
    Opening statements in Case 002

    Opening statements in Case 002

    The trial in Case 002 started with opening statements where the Co-Prosecutors outlined the case they would present against the Accused Persons.

     
  • 27 June 2011
    Case 002 initial hearing

    Case 002 initial hearing

    The Trial Chamber commenced four days of initial hearing in Case 002 against Khieu Samphan, Ieng sary, Nuon Chea and Ieng Thirith.

     
  • 13 January 2011

    Pre-Trial Chamber affirms and partially amends Case 002 indictments

    Following appeals from the accused persons, the Pre-Trial Chamber affirmed and partially amended the indictments in the Case 002 Closing Order, and ordered the case sent for trial. Read more

     

2010

  • 15 September 2010
    Co-Investigating Judges indict Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith

    Co-Investigating Judges indict Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith

    The Co-Investigating Judges issued the Closing Order in Case 002, indicting the four accused persons on charges of crimes against humanity, grave breaches og the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and genocide against the Cham and Vietnamese. Read more

     
  • 26 July 2010
    Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch found guilty of crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva conventions

    Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch found guilty of crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva conventions

    The Trial Chamber rendered its verdict in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva conventions and sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment. Read more

     

2009

  • 7 September 2009

    International Co-Prosecutor requests investigation of five additional suspects

    The international Co-Prosecutor submitted two new introductory submissions, requesting the Co-Investigating Judges to initiate investigations into allegations of crimes allegedly committed by five suspected persons. The two new introductory submissions was the basis for the creation of Case Files 003 and 004. Read more

     
  • 30 March 2009
    Opening statements in Case 001

    Opening statements in Case 001

    The trial in the case against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch started with opening statements from the Co-Prosecutors.

     
  • 17 February 2009
    Initial hearing in Case 001

    Initial hearing in Case 001

    The Trial Chamber commenced the initial hearing in the trial against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch. Read more

     

2008

  • 5 December 2008
    Pre-Trial Chamber affirms and partially amends the indictment of Kaing Guek Eav

    Pre-Trial Chamber affirms and partially amends the indictment of Kaing Guek Eav

    Following an appeal from the Co-Prosecutors, the Pre-Trial Chamber affirmed and partially amended the indictment against Kaing Guek Eav alias, Duch, and ordered the case sent for trial.

     
  • 8 August 2008

    Co-Investigating Judges indict Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch

    The Co-Investigating Judges issued the Closing Order in Case 001, indicting Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch for crimes against humanity and greve breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Read more

     

2007

  • 19 November 2007
    Khieu Samphan arrested and placed in provisional detention

    Khieu Samphan arrested and placed in provisional detention

    Khieu Samphan was arrested and placed in provisional detention on charges of crimes against himanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Read more

     
  • 12 November 2007
    Arrest of Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith

    Arrest of Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith

    Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith was arrested and brought before the ECCC. Following an adversarial hearing 14 November 2007, they were placed in provisional detention. Read more

     
  • 19 September 2007
    Nuon Chea arrested and placed in provisional detention

    Nuon Chea arrested and placed in provisional detention

    Nuon Chea was charged with crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and placed in provisional detention. Read more

     
  • 31 July 2007
    Kaing Guek Eav placed in provisional detention

    Kaing Guek Eav placed in provisional detention

    Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch was charged with crimes against humanity and placed in provisional detention at the ECCC. Read more

     
  • 18 July 2007
    Co-Prosecutors request investigation of five suspets

    Co-Prosecutors request investigation of five suspets

    The Co-Prosecutors filed their First Introductory Submission, requesting the Co_Investigating Judges to open investigation against five suspects for  crimes against humanity, genocide, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, homicide, torture and religious persecution. Read more

     
  • 12 June 2007
    ECCC Plenary adopts Internal Rules

    ECCC Plenary adopts Internal Rules

    The Plenary Session of judicial officers adopted the Internal Rules of the ECCC. Read more

     

2006

  • 3 July 2006
    Swearing in of judges and co-prosecutors

    Swearing in of judges and co-prosecutors

    Following their appointment by the Supreme Council of Magistracy on 4 May 2006, the national and international judges and co-prosecutors were sworn in at a ceremony in front of the statue of the Late King His Majesty Preah Karuna Preahbat Samdech Preah Norodom.

     
  • 6 February 2006

    First staff members take up duties

    The Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Administration and the first group of staff members take up their duties at the ECCC premises.

     

2005

  • 29 April 2005

    ECCC Agreement entered into force

    The "Agreement between the United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia concerning the Prosecution under Cambodian Law of Crimes Committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea", entered into force.

     

2004

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