Statement by the international Co-Prosecutor regarding ECCC caseload

Media reports indicate that questions have arisen at recent court outreach events concerning whether there will be more cases at the ECCC after Cases 003 and 004. The International Co-Prosecutor, Nicholas Koumjian, reiterates that the consistent policy of his office remains as first announced by his predecessor on 8 September 2009: no further cases will be submitted to the Co-Investigating Judges.

Kaing Guek Eav transferred to Kandal prison

On 3 February 2012 Kaing Guek Eav was sentenced by the Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC to a term of life imprisonment.  On the same day the Co-Prosecutors filed a request to enforce sentence pursuant to Rule 113(1) of the Internal Rules.  The Co-Prosecutors requested that:1.    Kaing Guek Eav remain at the ECCC Detention Unit until the conclusion of his scheduled testimony in Case 002; and 2.    Appropriate prison accommodation be identified for Kaing Guek Eav in the national prison system. 

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.

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.

Distribution ceremony for Appeal Judgement in Case 001

Representatives from government institutions and universities gathered at the ECCC on 11 July 2012 to receive the Appeal Judgement in Case 001. Case 001 concerned Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, former chairman of S-21, and was concluded on 3 February 2012 with the Appeal Judgement of the Supreme Court Chamber which sentenced Duch to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.