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International Co-Investigating Judge resigns upon completion of Case 004

Judge Michael Bohlander has submitted his resignation from the office of International Co-Investigating Judge.

CO-INVESTIGATING JUDGES ISSUE TWO SEPARATE CLOSING ORDERS IN THE CASE AGAINST YIM TITH

Today, the Co-Investigating Judges issued two separate closing orders in the case against Yim Tith, due to a disagreement about whether Yim Tith is subject to the ECCC

CO-INVESTIGATING JUDGES ISSUE TWO SEPARATE CLOSING ORDERS IN THE CASE AGAINST MEAS MUTH

Today, the Co-Investigating Judges issued two separate Closing Orders in the case against Meas Muth, due to a disagreement about whether Meas Muth is subject to the ECCC’s personal jurisdiction as

INTERNATIONAL CO-INVESTIGATING JUDGE RECLASSIFIES HIS CLOSING ORDER AS CONFIDENTIAL AND FILES PUBLIC REDACTED VERSION IN CASE AGAINST AO AN Case No. 004/2/07-09-2009-ECCC/OCIJ

Today the International Co-Investigating Judge filed public redacted versions of his Closing Order and Annex III in Case 004/02 and ordered that his Closing Order and Annex

CO-INVESTIGATING JUDGES ISSUE TWO SEPARATE CLOSING ORDERS IN CASE AGAINST AO AN Case No. 004/2/07-09-2009-ECCC/OCIJ

Today, the Co-Investigating Judges issued two separate closing orders in the case against Ao An, due to a disagreement about w

Co-Investigating Judges Issue Decision On The Impact Of The Funding Situation On Cases 003,004 And 004/02

Today, the Co-Investigating Judges issued their decision on the request for submissions filed on 5 May 2017, regarding a potential stay of proceedings due to the funding situation at the ECCC.

Co-Investigating Judges Issue Reasons For Dissmissal of Case 004/01

The Co-Investigating Judges issued the reasons for the closing order of 22 February 2017 in which they dismissed the case against Im Chaem for lack of personal jurisdiction.

Judicial investigation against Meas Muth concluded

The International Co-Investigating Judge today notified all parties in Case 003 that he considers the judicial investigation in Case 003 to be concluded. The parties have been granted 30 days to request further investigative action.The Judge also issued a separate decision reducing the scope of the judicial investigation in relation to Meas Muth pursuant to Internal Rule 66 bis.

Case file 004/01 forwarded for final submissions

On 27 July 2016, the Co-Investigating Judges issued a forwarding order under Internal Rule 66(4) requesting the Co-Prosecutors to file their final submission. Under Internal Rule 66(5), the Co- Prosecutors now have up to three months to file their submission. After that, the Defence will be given adequate time to respond to the Co-Prosecutors’ final submission. The Co-Investigating Judges will issue the Closing Order in due course after having received submissions from both sides. 

International Co-Investigating Judge calls for submission of amicus curiae briefs

The international Co-Investigating Judge of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is inviting scholars, academic organizations and any other organization operating in the field of international criminal law to submit written amicus curiae briefs on the issue on whether, under customary international law applicable between 1975 and 1979, an attack by a state or organization against members of its own armed forces may amount to an attack directed against a civilian population for the purpose of Article 5 of the ECCC Law (crimes against humanity).

Additional charges announced against Ao An

On 14 March 2016, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Ao An with the following alleged crimes: −Genocide of the Cham;

Co-Investigating Judges order the severance of Im Chaem from Case 004

The Co-Investigating Judges have ordered the severance of the proceedings against Im Chaem from Case 004 and the creation of a new case file, 004/01.

Conclusion of judicial investigation against Im Chaem

The judicial investigation against Im Chaem was initiated following receipt of the Third Introductory Submission filed by the International Co-Prosecutor on 9 September 2009. The scope of the investigation was subsequently expanded by Supplementary Submissions filed by the International Co-Prosecutor on 18 July 2011, 24 April 2014, 5 August 2015, and 20 November 2015.

Mr Meas Muth charged in Case 003

On 14 December 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Mr Meas Muth with the following alleged crimes: − 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); 

Mr Yim Tith charged in Case 004

On 9 December 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Mr Yim Tith with the following alleged crimes: − Genocide of the Khmer Krom;

Michael Bohlander appointed as new Co-Investigating Judge

Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, His Majesty the King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Judge Michael Bohlander (Germany) as new International Co-Investigating Judge in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). He replaces Judge Mark Brian Harmon (USA).

International Co-Investigating Judge urges Thailand and Vietnam to provide assistance

In a statement issued on 20 July 2015, international Co-Investigating Judge Mark Harmon urges the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Kingdom of Thailand, in the interests of justice, to comply fully with outstanding requests for assistance.Statement by the International Co-Investigating Judge

Judge Harmon announces his resignation

It is with considerable regret that I have tendered my resignation, for strictly personal reasons, with effect as of the date upon which my successor has been sworn into office. It was an honor to have been selected to serve as the International Co-Investigating Judge in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and to have had the privilege, along with my international and Cambodian colleagues, to pursue justice on behalf of the many victims who suffered at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.Phnom Penh , 7 July 2015Mark Harmon

BAIK Kang Jin and Michael Bohlander appointed as new judges

Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, His Majesty the King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Judge BAIK Kang Jin (Republic of Korea) as new International Judge in the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). He replaces judge Rowan Downing (Australia) who resigned earlier this year.

Dismissal Of allegations against SOU Met

On 2 June 2015, the Co-Investigating Judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued a decision dismissing the allegations against Sou Met, who was named as a suspect in the second introductory submission filed by the Acting International Co-Prosecutor on 7 September 2009.

The International Co-Investigating Judge charges Ao An in Case 004

On 27 March 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Ao An with the following alleged crimes: premeditated homicide, as a violation of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, allegedly committed at Kok Pring execution site, Tuol Beng security centre and Wat Au Trakuon security centre; and the Crimes against Humanity of murder, extermination, persecution on political and religious grounds, imprisonment, and other inhumane acts (namely inhumane conditions of detention) at Kok Pring execution site, Tuol Beng security centre and Wat Au Trakuon security centre.

The International Co-Investigating Judge Charges Meas Muth in absentia in Case 003

Statement of the International Co-Investigating Judge regarding Case 003

The International Co-Investigating Judge Charges Im Chaem in absentia in Case 004

Statement of the International Co-Investigating Judge regarding Case 004

ECCC visits former Khmer Rouge strongholds

9 districts in Oddar Meancheay, Battambang and Pailin, all located in former Khmer Rouge strongholds, were visited by representatives from the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges and the Public Affairs Section between 12 and 22 November 2014. In close co-operation with the respective District Governors, the ECCC organized nine public forums in Anlong Veng, Trapeang Prasat, Banteay Ampil, Samlaut, Pailin, Sala Krau, Sampov Lun, Phnim Proek and Kamrieng. Each forum was attended by an average of 300 people who came to learn more about the ongoing court proceedings.

Statement by the Co-Investigating Judges regarding Case 003

The Office of the Co-Investigating Judges was seised of the Co-Prosecutor’s Second Introductory Submission in Case 003 dated 20 November 2008 from the Office of Co-Prosecutors (“OCP”) on 7 September 2009.

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