Judicial Police Training Seminar organized by the International Institute for Criminal Investigation with support from the governments of Switzerland and New Zealand, OSJI and the ECCC budget.
Ground breaking ceremony for construction of Detention Facility for ECCC, with funds from Government of India.
Review Committee meets to discuss draft Internal Rules for ECCC (see press release).
Plenary Session of Judges meet in Phnom Penh to consider the Draft Internal Rules for the ECCC together with comments received from over 20 interested individuals and organisations.
The Internal Rules are being made available in the three official languages of the ECCC (Khmer, English and French) for comment from the general public over two weeks. They are posted on the internet at www.eccc.gov.kh, www.unakrt-online.org, and www.cambodia.gov.kh/krt/.
The Rules Committee concluded their draft Internal Rules (IRs) for the ECCC and circulated them to the members of the Plenary of Judges, as well as to the Co-Prosecutors, the Principal Defender and the Office of Administration.
Staff of the Offices of the Co-Prosecutors and Co-Investigating Judges and the Office of Administration participate in week-long training seminar on national and international law and procedure at the ECCC premises. National and international legal experts join around 60 ECCC staff for the seminar, supported by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and the German Federal Foreign Office.
The Rules Committee meets in Phnom Penh to prepare a final draft of Internal Rules. The Rules Committee was established during the Judicial Strategic Planning and Development Workshop held in early July, and is mandated to prepare a final draft of such Rules for the plenary’s consideration. It is composed of three national judges and two international judges, aided by as many experts as needed. The members of the Committee are judges You Bunleng, Mong Monichariya, Prak Kimsan, Agnieszka Klonowiecka-Milart and Marcel Lemonde. The committee is supported by a Secretariat in the Office of Administration.
The address of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia changed following the issuance of a Preah Reach Kret (Royal Decree) on extending the boundary of the Municipality of Phnom Penh (for the full text, please see >> Legal documents >> Cambodian documents). Our new address is : Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia National Road 4, Chaom Chau Commune, Dangkao District, Phnom Penh.
Judicial strategic planning and development workshop for national and international judicial officers with opportunity to meet representatives of local NGOs with an active interest in the work of the ECCC, particularly those offering support programs and concluding press conference.
Swearing in of national and international judicial officers at a ceremony in front of the statue of the Late King His Majesty Preah Karuna Preahbat Samdech Preah Norodom (Preah Sovannkodh presided over by the Minister of the Royal Palace and the Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Signing ceremony between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations Development Programme.
Signing ceremony of Project Initiative Document between the Royal Government of Cambodia (represented by HE Sok An) and the United Nations Development Programme (represented by HE Douglas Gardner) regarding the management arrangements and disbursement mechanism of funds donated to the Cambodian side of the budget for the ECCC -- $1.2 million contribution from the European Commission and over $5 million stemming from original contributions to UNTAC-era operations in Cambodia by some twelve countries.
Inaugural meeting of "Friends of the ECCC" convened by the Ambassadors of France and Japan.
Delegation of ten from ECCC (5 Cambodian judicial officers and 5 from the Office of Administration) participate in the “Lessons Learned from East Timor” conference in Bangkok, organised by the East West Center and the Berkeley War Crime Studies Center.
Inauguration by HE Sean Visoth and Ms Michelle Lee of spirit house for the spirit known as the "Lord of the Iron Staff", created by Professor Srieng Y.
Briefing for the diplomatic corps by His Excellency Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister, on the appointments of judicial officers, followed by a joint press conference by H.E. Sean Visoth and Ms Michelle Lee.
Supreme Council of the Magistracy selects 17 Cambodian and 12 International judicial officers for the ECCC. International judicial officers come from ten different countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Sri Lanka and the United States. (See the list of Judicial Officers ).
Blessing ceremony for the Court Room and beginning of construction of spirit house for the spirit known as the "Lord of the Iron Staff.
Signing ceremony of Supplementary Agreements on Security and Safety and Utilities, Facilities and Services between Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations, held in the ECCC Court Room presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Sok An.
Secretary-General sends list of his nominees for positions as international judges, Co-Prosecutor and Co-Investigating Judge.
Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Administration hold the first press conference at the ECCC.