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Clarification: Incorrect reporting about the outcome of cases 003, 004 and 004/02

The Co-Investigating Judges have informed Public Affairs Section that they note with concern the inaccurate reporting or opinions expressed in some media about the potential outcome of cases 003 (M

Judicial investigation against Yim Tith concluded

The Co-Investigating Judges today notified all parties in Cases 004, 004/01 and 004/02 that they consider the judicial investigation against Yim Tith in Case 004 to be concluded.

Media Alert: Closing Statements in Case 002/02

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) would like to invite both national and international media representatives to cover the upcoming Closing Statements in Case 002/02 agains

Forwarding Order For Final Submissions Issued In Case 004/02 (Ao An)

On 19 May 2017, the Co-Investigating Judges issued a forwarding order under Internal Rule 66(4) requesting the Co-Prosecutors to file their final submission in Case 004/02.

Statement by the Co-Investigating Judges on the Article in the Phnom Penh Post

The Co-Investigating Judges have taken note of the above-mentioned article and have decided to inform the public directly in order to avoid speculations based on inaccurate

Trial Chamber Grants One More Week For The Filing Of Closing Briefs And Sets A New Schedule For Closing Arguments In Case 002/02

The Trial Chamber has granted in part requests by the parties to extend the deadline for the submission of Closing Briefs in Case 002/02 against KHIEU Samphan and NUON Chea

Fundraising Meeting on Case 002/02 Reparations

The Victims Support Section (VSS), the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers (LCLs), and the Civil Party Lawyers of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) have consulted with

Press Release: Trial Chamber Reduces Scope of Case 002

On 27 February 2017, the Trial Chamber reduced the scope of Case 002 against KHIEU Samphan and NUON Chea by excluding all facts set out in the Closing Order which were not included in Case 002/01 o

Co-Investigating Judges Dimiss Case Against Im Chaem

On 22 February 2017, the Co-Investigating Judges issued a joint closing order in the proceedings against Im Chaem in Case 004/1.

Trial Chamber concludes evidentiary hearings in Case 002/02, schedules closing briefs and closing arguments

On Wednesday, 11 January 2017, the Trial Chamber concluded the evidentiary hearings in Case 002/02, involving allegations of crimes against humanity, genocide, and Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions against the Accused NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan.

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.

Press Release by the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges Judicial investigation against Ao An concluded and severance from Case 004 ordered

The Co-Investigating Judges today notified all parties in Cases 004 and 004/01 that they consider the judicial investigation against Ao An in Case 004 to be concluded. They further ordered the severance of the proceedings against Ao An from Case 004 and the creation of a new case file, 004/02.

Statement by the Office of the Co-Prosecutors on Case 004/01

 STATEMENT BY THE OFFICE OF THE CO-PROSECUTORS ON CASE 004/01 

Japan makes a new contribution of US$ 1,120,000 to the ECCC

The Government of Japan has announced a new contribution of US$1,120,000 to the international component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). This contribution brings the total financial assistance provided by the Government of Japan to the ECCC (national and international components) to US$ 85 million approximately or 32% of the total contribution by donors, which makes it the largest donor to the ECCC.

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.  

Background: Case 002/01 appeal judgement

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will pronounce its judgement on appeals in Case 002/01 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan at 09:00 on Wednesday 23 November 2016 in the main courtroom of the ECCC. The President of the Supreme Court Chamber will read a summary of the judgement on appeals. The reading may take 2-3 hours.A press conference with the parties will be held in the the public gallery after the pronouncement of the appeal judgement.Press contacts

Press Briefing in advance of the Appeal Judgment in Case 002/01 agaisnt Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea

The Public Affairs Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) cordially invites representatives of the media to a Press Briefing in advance of the Appeal Judgment in Case 002/01 agaisnt Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea on Monday 21 November 2016  from 10:00 – 11:00am at Sunway Hotel (No.1, Street 92, Wat Phnom, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh). Simultaneous interpretation in Khmer and English will be available. 

Public gallery to reopen Monday 31 October 2016

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)wishes to inform the media and the general public that access tothe public gallery of the main courtroom will be reopenedas of Monday 31 October 2016. Access will be granted through the normal public entrance.Having closed the public entrance for three weeks due to flooding after heavy rains in early October, the ECCC is in now in a position to continue receiving visitors to the hearings in Case 002/02. Visitors should be aware that parking availability continues to be limited at the court.

High water levels bar public from visiting court!

The ECCC is not able to allow any public visitors to join the hearings at present, due to high water levels within the compound. An announcement will be made when the ECCC is able to accommodate public visitors at the court again.

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

Hearings in Case 002/02 regarding the Accused Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan to resume on Monday 10 October 2016

The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will resume the hearing of evidence in Case 002/02 regarding the Accused Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan on Monday 10 October 2016 from 9am in the ECCC’s main courtroom.

ECCC closed on Friday 7 October

The ECCC will be closed on Friday 7 October 2016 due to high water levels within the compound. The  scheduled Case 002/02 trial hearing has accordingly been postponed. Staff and officials can be reached by mobile phone. Operations are expected to resume on Monday 10 October.

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.

Government of India contributes US$50,000 to ECCC

The Government of India has announced a contribution of US$50,000 to the national component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC). This installment brings the total financial assistance provided by India to US$1.050.000 million since the Court’s inception in 2006. “On behalf of the ECCC, we would like to express our gratitude for the support offered by the Government of India,” said Acting Director of Administration Tony Kranh and Deputy Director of Administration Knut Rosandhaug in a joint statement.

Trial Chamber to hear evidence on charges of forced marriage and rape

Starting 23 August 2016, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will hear evidence in the trial topic of Regulation of Marriage, including charges of forced marriage and rape during the period of Democratic Kampuchea. Eight Civil Parties, three witnesses, and two experts are currently scheduled to testify during this part of the trial in Case 002/02 of Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea.

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