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Supreme Court Chamber quashes part of the convictions, affirms life imprisonment for Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan in Case 002/01

On 23 November 2016, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) pronounced its judgement on appeals against the trial judgement in Case 002/01 against Nuon Chea, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, and Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea.  

Access for public and media accreditation to the judgement on the appeal in Case 002/01 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan

Access for public and media accreditation to the judgement on the appeal in Case 002/01 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan

Appeal judgement in Case 002/01 scheduled for 23 November

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has announced that it will pronounce its judgement on the appeals in Case 002/01 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan on Wednesday, 23 November at 9:00 am in the main courtroom of the ECCC.

Supreme Court Chamber to resume Appeal Hearing in Case 002/01

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has scheduled the resumption of the appeal hearing in Case 002/01 after having adjourned the hearing due to lack of proper legal representation for Nuon Chea, resulting from his International Co-lawyer not attending the Appeal Hearing scheduled on 17-19 November 2015 and his National Co-lawyer leaving the courtroom in spite of the Chamber’s order to remain present.  The Chamber will hear oral submissions on issues raised in the appeals, and the hearing is scheduled for 09:00 – 16:00 on 16, 17 and 1

Background: Case 002/01 appeal hearings

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has scheduled the resumption of the appeal hearing in Case 002/01 after having adjourned the hearing due to lack of proper legal representation for Nuon Chea, resulting from his International Co-lawyer not attending the Appeal Hearing scheduled on 17-19 November 2015 and his National Co-lawyer leaving the courtroom in spite of the Chamber’s order to remain present.  The Chamber will hear oral submissions on issues raised in the appeals, and the hearing is scheduled for 09:00 – 16:00 on 16, 17 and 1

First appeal hearings scheduled in Case 002/01

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has scheduled the first hearings relating to appeals in Case 002/01 to hear the testimony of three  witnesses, which it decided to call by decision of 29 May 2015. The hearings are scheduled to take place from 09:00 – 16:00 on 2, 3 and 6 July 2015, with 7 July as a reserve day, should additional time be required.

Deadline for notice of Case 002/01 appeals extended to 29 September 2014

The Supreme Court Chamber has  partially granted a request from the Defence of Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea by extending the deadline for filing a notice of appeal against the Trial Judgement in Case 002/01 from 8 September to 29 September 2014. The Defence teams had requested that the deadline be extended to 20 October 2014.

Supreme Court Chamber upholds severance of Case 002/02

Today, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) dismissed an appeal from Khieu Samphan requesting annulment of the Trial Chamber’s severance order for Case 002/02.

Supreme Court Chamber orders second Trial Chamber panel to be explored and dismisses appeals against scope of Case 002/01

On 23 July 2013, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued a summary of its decision on immediate appeals from the Co-Prosecutors and Nuon Chea against the Trial Chamber’s second decision to sever Case 002 into a series of discrete, smaller trials.

Trial Chamber issues reasoned decision on Case 002 severance

Today, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued its reasoned decision on the severance of Case 002. This follows the oral announcement of the severance decision on 29 March 2013, enabling the trial to resume on 8 April, pending delivery of the written decision. 

Supreme Court Chamber renders decision on appeal against scope of Case 002/01

On 8 February 2013, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) rendered its decision on an immediate appeal by the Co-Prosecutors against a decision of the Trial Chamber denying, in part, to expand the scope of the first trial in Case 002.

Appointment of international judges in the Supreme Court Chamber

Judge Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba of Zambia has been appointed as the sitting judge of the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy of Cambodia upon nomination by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. She replaces former judge Motoo Noguchi who resigned in July 2012. Judge Mumba has been serving as the reserve judge of the Supreme Court Chamber until this appointment.

SUPREME COURT CHAMBER PLACES IENG THIRITH UNDER SUPERVISION

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia has ordered a regime of judicial supervision against Ieng Thirith, including six-monthly medical examinations and a monthly check by the judicial police, according to its decision issued on 14 December.

Supreme Court Chamber to hear appeal against Ieng Thirith release conditions

The Supreme Court Chamber has scheduled an appeal hearing  on Tuesday 13 November 2012 at 09:30 to hear oral arguments related to the Co-Prosecutors' appeal regarding the the conditions of Ieng Thirith's release. Relevant decisions and written submissions can be found onder "Related documents" in the column to the right.

Apology statements made by Kaing Guek Eav now available on video

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.

Ieng Thirith released with provisional conditions

The President of the Supreme Court Chamber, acting pursuant to the Internal Rule 82 (6), deciding on the request to stay the Trial Chamber’s order to release unconditionally Accused Ieng Thirith, ruled that Ieng Thirith be released on the following provisional conditions:

Supreme Court Chamber orders declassification of over 1,700 confidential documents

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia has completed its review of the classification of the 12,000 plus confidential and strictly confidential documents in the case file of Case 001. Among them, the Chamber has ordered that 1,749 documents be made public. These records include Democratic Kampuchea-era documents of victims’ “confessions” and biographies, witness statements, transcripts of in camera hearings and rogatory letters.

Frequently asked questions about Ieng Thirith's fitness to stand trial

Below are answers to several frequently asked questions in relation to the Trial Chambers hearing on Ieng Thirith’s fitness to stand trial scheduled for 30 - 31 August. Q. What does “fitness to stand trial” mean?

S-21 survivors first to receive copies of Case 001 Appeal Judgement

Three living survivors of the S-21 prison, Bou Meng, Chum Mey and Norng Chan Phal as well as five Civil Parties received printed copies of the Supreme Court Chamber Appeal Judgement in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch Friday 18 May 2012 at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. This marked the start of a campaign where the Public Affairs Section and the Victims Support Section will distribute copies of the Appeal Judgement as well as a compilation of statements of apology made by Kaing Guek Eav during the proceedings to audiences across Cambodia.

Statement by Judge Motoo Noguchi of the Supreme Court Chamber on his resignation

Judge Motoo NOGUCHI from Japan, an international judge of the Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC, tendered today a letter of resignation to the United Nations Secretary-General. His resignation will take effect in 60 days on 15 July 2012. After leaving the ECCC, he is going to return to serving the Ministry of Justice of Japan.

Case 001 Appeal Judgement Published

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has today published the full reasons in Khmer and English of the Appeal Judgement in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch. A summary of the Appeal Judgement as well as the disposition were read out by the President of the Supreme Court Chamber in a hearing on 3 February 2012. You can download the Appeal Judgment here:http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/document/court/case-001-appeal-judgement  

Duch Apology available for download

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 during the course of the trial, including the appeal stage.Reproduction of all or part of this compilation for non-commercial purposes is permitted and encouraged provided that acknowledgement is made of this source.Download:

Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch Sentenced to Life Imprisonment by the Supreme Court Chamber

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) today 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. 

All You Need to Know about the Duch Appeal Judgment

The Supreme Court Chamber  pronounced its judgement on appeals in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch on 3 February 2012 and sentenced him to life imprisonment. On this page we have collected relevant background information.

Access for Public and Media to the Pronouncement of the Appeal Judgement in the Case Against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has announced that it will pronounce the judgment on appeals in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch on Friday 3 February 2012 at 10 am.

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