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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.

Hearing on August 8-10, 2016 cancelled. The hearing will start again on August 11, 2016.

Please be informed that the document hearings in Case 002/02 scheduled for 8,9 and 10 August 2016 have been postponed. The next public hearing will be testimonies of harm suffered by Civil Parties in relation to the fourth trial segment, security centres and internal purges, on Thursday 11 August at 09:00.

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE DEFENCE SUPPORT SECTION

In light of recent comments that appeared in the local press in Phnom Penh and that have been attributed to a certain expert who recently testified before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”), the Defence Support Section (“DSS”) wishes to underscore the importance of an independent and vigorous Defence in ensuring the fairness of trial proceedings.

The Court Report July 2016

The Court Report issue for July 2016 covers the month of June at the ECCC. The first three pages include articles featuring news from July, including the beginning of hearings about internal purges.

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. 

EU releases 2016 grant allocation to the ECCC

Implementing the pledge announced last year for a total support of EUR 8.9 million to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the period 2015 to 2016, the European Union (EU) has proceeded with the release of the final grant installment of EUR 2.9 million, of which EUR 1.5 million will support the international component and EUR 1.4 million will support the operations of the national component of the ECCC.

Appointment of New International Co-Lawyer for Ms. Im Chaem

The Defence Support Section (“DSS”) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”) has assigned Mr. Wayne Jordash QC of the United Kingdom as the foreign Co-Lawyer to represent Ms. Im Chaem in Case 004/01. Mr. Jordash is a London-based barrister specialising in international crimes and other serious criminal offences. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1995 and has been a Queen’s Counsel since 2014. The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia has admitted him to practice before the ECCC. Mr.

Results of Forum on Developments of ECCC’s Proceedings and Reparations in Case 002/02

The Victims Support Section (VSS) successfully conducted a forum on 24 June 2016 with the participation of Civil Parties, Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers, Civil Party Lawyers, and representatives of the ECCC, the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany, and national and international organizations.After the opening by H.E. Kranh Tony, Acting Director of the ECCC, and Dr.

The Court Report June 2016

The Court Report issue for June 2016 covers the month of May at the ECCC. The first three pages include articles featuring news from June, including a summary of Duch's testimony.

Forum on the Developments of ECCC’s Proceedings and Reparations in Case 002/02

The Victims Support Section (VSS) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will organize a forum on the developments of ECCC’s proceedings and reparations in Case 002/02 at Tonle Bassac II in Phnom Penh on Friday, 24 June 2016 at 8:00 a.m. The forum will be presided over by H.E Kranh Tony, Acting Director of the ECCC’s Administration, and Dr. Ludgera Klemp, Counsellor and Head of Cooperation of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Phnom Penh.

Radio programme "Women in the Khmer Rouge regime" resumes

The Victims Support Section of the ECCC would like to announce that the radio live show programme ”Women in the Khmer Rouge Regime” has resumed on FM 102 of the Women’s Media Center of Cambodia-WMC (FM 102) since 25 April 2016. The on-air programme is scheduled to run on Monday afternoon of the second week of the month, from 16:10 pm to 17:00 pm; and its two rebroadcasts are done on Saturday of the third and fourth week, from 13:35 pm-14:00 pm. 

Sweden pledges SEK 28 million in support for 2016 to 2019

The Government of Sweden has made a new pledge of SEK 28 million to support the international component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the period 2016 to 2019. The amount will be evenly divided over four years. Sweden is a key financial backer of the ECCC, and it is a member of the Principal Donors Group.

The Court Report May 2016

The Court Report issue for May 2016 covers the month of April at the ECCC. The first two pages include articles featuring news from May, including a survey on the perception of the ECCC among high school students in Cambodia. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Former Chairman of S-21 Security Centre to testify in Case 002/02;Judicial Updates for April;Trial Chamber heard evidence on Security Centres.  You can download The Court Report from the following link: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/publication/court-report-may-2016  

Announcement on the ruling of the Chamber to postpone court hearings until June 2nd

The Chamber postpones court hearings until June 2nd 2016. The Chamber will then hear the testimony of witness 2-TCW-816 for 3 days. KAING Guek Eav alias Duch will be questioned by all parties on the second week of June. 

Former Chairman of S-21 Security Centre to testify in Case 002/02

The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is scheduled to hear the testimony of Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, former Chairman of S-21 Security Centre, from 26 May 2016.  He is called to testify on the fourth trial topic in Case 002/02: Security Centres and Internal Purges and more particularly S-21. Nine days have been allocated to the questioning of this witness.This is the second time Kaing Guek Eav will be appearing as a witness in Case 002 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

The Court Report April 2016

The Court Report isse for April 2016 covers the month of March at the ECCC. The first two pages include articles featuring April events. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Judge calls for submission of amicus curiae briefs;Cambodia-UN welcomed the progress by the ECCC in all cases;Judicial Updates for March;TC heard eviedence on Securities Centres;Outreach Activities.

The Court Report March 2016

The March issue of The Court Report highlights events through month of February. The first two pages of the report cover March events including the begining of the hearings on topic 4 in Case 002/02 and new charges on Case 004. Among the available articles, there is further news covering:Medical and Psychiatric Evaluation of the accused;Expert Witnes Mr. Ysa Osman;WSD HANDA Report on Perceptions of the ECCC;Judicial Updates for February;Summary of Witness Testimony for February;Outreach Activities. 

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).

Statement by the Defence Support Section on the passing of John R.W.D. Jones, QC

The Defence Support Section (DSS) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is deeply saddened to share the tragic news of the death of John R.W.D. Jones, QC who served as   foreign Co-Lawyer for Ms. IM Chaem.

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;

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