The Victims Support Section of the ECCC would like to announce that the radio live show programme ”Women in the Khmer Rouge Regime” has resumed on FM 102 of the Women’s Media Center of Cambodia-WMC (FM 102) since 25 April 2016. The on-air programme is scheduled to run on Monday afternoon of the second week of the month, from 16:10 pm to 17:00 pm; and its two rebroadcasts are done on Saturday of the third and fourth week, from 13:35 pm-14:00 pm.
The Court Report issue for May 2016 covers the month of April at the ECCC. The first two pages include articles featuring news from May, including a survey on the perception of the ECCC among high school students in Cambodia. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Former Chairman of S-21 Security Centre to testify in Case 002/02;Judicial Updates for April;Trial Chamber heard evidence on Security Centres.
You can download The Court Report from the following link: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/publication/court-report-may-2016
The March issue of The Court Report highlights events through month of February. The first two pages of the report cover March events including the begining of the hearings on topic 4 in Case 002/02 and new charges on Case 004. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Medical and Psychiatric Evaluation of the accused;Expert Witnes Mr. Ysa Osman;WSD HANDA Report on Perceptions of the ECCC;Judicial Updates for February;Summary of Witness Testimony for February;Outreach Activities.
The February issue of The Court Report highlights events through January, and also focuses on the Case 002/01 Appeal Hearings held before the Supreme Court Chamber in the month of February. Among the available articles, there is news covering: Supreme Court Appeal Hearings; Official statement of Dr. Sok An and David Scheffer concerning the ECCC; Severance of Im Chaem from Case 004; Judicial Updates for January; Summary of Witness Testimony for January; Media Analysis of the Appeal Hearings; Outreach Activities.
The October edition of our monthly newsletter The Court Report features a special section with background information about the upcoming appeal hearings in Case 002/01. It also contains an overview of other recenet activities at the ECCC including summaries of witness testimonies in Case 002/02 and judicial updates from all the Chambers and jucidial offices.
The February 2015 issue of the Court Report has been published, and features the decision on the fitness for trial of Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, which took place on 23 January. There is a summary of the witness and civil party testimony heard so far, including that of Elizabeth Becker.
The August 2014 issue of the Court Report features the verdict in Case 002/01 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, which was pronounced on 7 August 2014. The accused were found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment. The Report discusses civil party reparation projects for Case 002/01 and media reactions to the verdict. A further initial hearing in Case 002/02 was held on 30 July 2014, and, in another decision, the Supreme Court Chamber also upheld the severance of Case 002/02.Read it here:
The July 2014 edition of the Court Report features the visit of the Principal Donors Group to the ECCC. The Court Report also features articles on the recent donations of Malaysia, Australia and Sweden, as well as the story of a couple of interns sharing about their experience at the ECCC. Information about the preliminary stakeholder consultation held on 11 June 2014 has also been added to the Court Report. In addition, judicial updates of each section are also placed.
The June 2014 edition of the Court Report features the upcoming judgement in Case 002/01, which will be pronounced on 7 August 2014 in the main courtroom of the ECCC. Case 002/01 is the first of at least two trials against the accused, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. The charges focus on alleged crimes against humanity related to the forced movement of population and the alleged execution of Khmer Republic soldiers. The Court Report also features information on the recently announced initial hearing for Case 002/02, which will take place on 30 July 2014.
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will resume its weekly radio programme on 19 June 2014, following a two-month break. The radio programme, “Khmer Rouge Leaders on Trial”, airs every Thursday on Bayon FM95 from 12:00 – 13:00.Each programme presents the major developments from the week’s hearings and features guest speakers from the court. Listeners are also invited to call in and ask questions to officials from the ECCC.
The May issue of the Court Report features a focus on the crime sites and factual allegations that will form the basis of the second trial in Case 002 following the Trial Chamber’s severance decision. Stories of the fitness to stand trial of both Accused in Case 002 are also included. The newsletter also carries articles on study tours conducted at the ECCC and the support secured for the reparation projects lead by the Victims Support Section and the Civil Party lead Co-Lawyers, as well as the recent subvention authorized by The United Nations General Assembly.
The April issue of the Court Report features stories of the approval of the court’s new biennial budget and the Trial Chamber’s denial to postpone the commencement of the second trial in Case 002. The newsletter also carries articles on an outreach initiative by Cambodian youth volunteers and the publication of an annotated version of Cambodia’s criminal procedure law. Judicial updates of each section are also placed. You can download The Court Report from the following link: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/publication/court-report-april-2014
The March edition of the Court Report carries articles about the examination of the accused’s fitness, judicial considerations on suspect’s access to case file in Case 004 and reparation projects proposed for Case 002/01. As usual, judicial updates of each chamber and judicial office are also featured in this edition. You can download The Court Report from the following link: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/publication/court-report-march-2014 See the previous issues of The Court Report: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/public-affair/publication/report
The February issue of the Court Report features articles on the visit of a UN high-level delegation reassuring the UN’s support, judicial proposals on the scope of trial in Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, and financial pledges by the governments of Cambodia and the United Kingdom. The latest issue also presents a review of various outreach activities conducted by the ECCC and NGO partners. As usual, a summary of judicial updates is also included.
The January issue of the Court Report features articles on the recommendation of the Trial Chamber's president not to establish another panel for the second trial in Case 002, the chamber's workplan for the preparation of the second trial and the prosecutors' proposal concerning the second trial's scope. The latest issue also presents a review of the key events of 2013, various outreach activities conducted by the ECCC and NGO partners. As usual, a summary of judicial updates is also included.
The December issue of the Court Report features an article on the Supreme Court Chamber’s decision that claims for a prompt start of the second trial in Case 002 as well as an article on the preparations for the trial management meeting. The latest issue also presents a review of the statistics on the media coverage and public visitors to the ECCC during the closing statements of Case 002/01 in October.This month’s report includes a summary of the judicial updates, court decisions and outreach activities undertaken by the ECCC and its NGO partners in November.
Below you will find updated statistics about the number of witnesses, trial days and public attendance in the first trial against Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary and Nuon Chea. The numbers are updated as of 31 December 2012.
Nearly 100 local representatives, villagers and students learned about the work of the ECCC while participating in the Community Workshop on the Khmer Rouge Trials and Justice in the Kompong Thom province on the 19 December 2012. The event was organized by Radio FM 102’s Women’s Media Center and focused on national reconciliation.
In its judgement on appeals in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) affirmed the Trial Chamber's previous decision to compile and post on the ECCC's official website all statements of apology and acknowledgements of responsibility made by Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch during the course of the trial, including the appeal stage. The compilation and publication of these statements was a reparation award for the Civil Parties in Case 001.
This new video highlights part of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia's nationwide outreach campaign which aims to educate students at high schools and and universities across Cambodia. Since October 2009, staff members from the court have given lectures to more than 60,000 students.
Traveling to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia from Takeo province, Mr. Kem Samanh became the 50,000th visitor to attend the trial proceedings in Case 002. As of 8 August 2012, the number of visitors who have observed the trial surpassed 50,000 people. This number includes Cambodians, foreigners, journalists, and diplomats.
The Public Affairs Section's latest video production, Case 002 on Trial: Part 1, explores the first part of Case 002 since the trial began in November 2011. The video outlines the charges against the three Accused, Ieng Sary, Nuon Chea, and Khieu Samphan, and includes segments from the Co-Prosecutors’ opening statements which were heard on November 21.
With only one tooth left, Ms. Seat San, an 89 year old woman from Kandal province, finished her packed lunch and a 30ml bottle of drinking water, and continued chatting with her friend Ms. Hem Thom, age 78, and three other women sitting at the same table. She seemed to be active and full of life, despite her advanced age. She smiled and chatted happily with her friends from the same village, while they waited to enter into the court 482-seat gallery.
A delegation from the German parliament, the Bundestag, led by lower house Vice President Wolfgang Thierse, visited the ECCC and met with judges, prosecutors and the Acting Director and the Deputy Director of the Office of Administration.