Dame Silvia Cartwright


Judge Silvia Cartwright was an international Judge in the Trial Chamber from the inception of teh ECCC until 1 September 2014. Judge Cartwright graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Otago University in 1967.

After several years in private practice, she embarked on a judicial career which culminated in her appointment as the first woman in New Zealand to the High Court.

Internationally, Dame Silvia contributed as a member of the UN committee monitoring compliance with the UN Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1989 and Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001.

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Communiqué de presse de la Chambre de première instance concernant les crimes de violence sexuelle

La représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général de l’ONU chargée de la question des violences sexuelles commises en période de conflit, Margot Wallström, a récemment invité le Gouvernement cambodgien et les CETC à mettre en œuvre tous les moyens dont ils disposent, en toute indépendance, pour rendre hommage au courage des victimes de violences sexuelles commises à l’époque des Khmers rouges et pour attester du sacrifice des victimes et des survivants.

Dossier 002 - Ressources pour les médias

Cette page comporte des documents et informations générales qui pourraient intéresser les représentants des médias couvrant les déclarations liminaires ainsi que l’ouverture des audiences consacrées à l’examen des éléments de preuve dans le cadre du dossier no 002 concernant Khieu Samphan, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith.

Case 002 - Media Resources

On this page we have collected documents and background information which may be useful for media representatives covering the opening statements and the start of hearing of evidence in Case 002 against  Khieu Samphan, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith.

Media advisory for the Initial Hearing

The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has announced that the initial hearing in Case 002 will commence on Monday 27 June 2011 and continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 28-30 June 2011, if required. The indicted persons in Case 002 are former Head of State Mr. Khieu Samphan, former Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ieng Sary, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea Mr. Nuon Chea and former Minister of Social Affairs Mrs. Ieng Thirith.

9th ECCC Plenary session commences

The Judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convened together for the opening on the 9th session of the ECCC Plenary on 21 February 2010.

Trial Chamber rejects applications for immediate release of Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Thirith

In a decision rendered on 16 February 2011, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia rejected Defence applications seeking the immediate release of the Accused Persons Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Thirith.

Media information related to the pronouncement of the verdict in the "Duch"-trial

On this page we have assembled practical information as well as background information for media representatives coming to cover the pronouncement of the verdict in the "Duch"-trial on 26 July 2010.

-Significant achievements, but challenges ahead

"Although trial of Case File 001 completed with significant success, many challenges remain including maintaining the agreed timelines. The timelines were projected in consultation with all judicial offices. Now is the time to deliver", said H.E. Kong Srim, the President of the  Plenary during the opening of the 7th Plenary Session of the ECCC.  President of the Plenary, H.E. Kong Srim and International Vice-President Judge Silvia Cartwright during the opening of  the 7th ECCC Plenary Session.   Opening speech by H.E. President Kong Srim at ECCC Plenary Session 2 February 2010  Opening Speech by International Vice President, Judge Silvia Cartwright ECCC 7th Plenary Session, 2 February 2010. 

Trial Chamber issues a reasoned decision defining Civil Party rights during trial proceedings

In a majority decision rendered orally on 27 August 2009, with Judge Jean-Marc Lavergne partly dissenting, the Trial Chamber barred Civil Parties from making submissions regarding the sentencing of the Accused.