Key events


  • 6 June 2003

    Signing of the ECCC Agreement

    "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" was signed by HE Deputy Prime Minister Sok An and United Nations Under-Secretary-General Hans Corell at Chaktomuk Theatre in Phnom Penh.



  • 10 August 2001

    The ECCC Law promulgated

    His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk signed the "Law on the Establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea". The draft law had been passed by the National Assembly on 11 July 2001 and approved by the Senate and the Constitutional Council on 11 July and 7 August 2001 respectively.



  • 21 June 1997

    Cambodian Co-Prime Ministers request United Nations assistance in organizing the process for the Khmer Rouge trials.

    Norododom Ranariddh and Hun Sen, the Cambodian Co-Prime Ministers at the time, sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations where they requested "the assistance of the United Nations and the international community in bringing to justice those persons responsible for the genocide and crimes against humanity during the rule of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979."


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