Judge PRAK Kimsan (President)


Judge PRAK Kimsan (Cambodia) has twenty five years of judicial experience in Cambodia. He worked as Deputy Prosecutor in Kampong Cham Province from 1987 until 1989. He then became a prosecutor to the Supreme Court, a position he held until 1994. Following that, he became a judge at the Supreme Court of Cambodia. Since 2005 he had been a member of the Council of Jurists. He has been working at the Supreme Court and at the ECCC since 2007. 

1963:Teacher of History (Bachelor Degree) 
1985:Teacher of Geography (Bachelor Degree)
1987:Certificate of Administratrion and law at the School of Administration (Law)
1993:Certificate of Senior Officer equivalent to Bachelor Degree of Law
1994-Present:Participate in training sessions, locally and internationally, regarding national and international law

  • Nationality : Cambodia
  • Office : Pre-Trial Chamber
  • Position : President of the Chamber
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Pre-Trial Chamber finds that 1979 trial in absentia and royal amnesty do not bar prosecution against Ieng Sary

In a reasoned decision rendered on 11 April 2011, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found that neither the in absentia conviction of Ieng Sary by the People’s Revolutionary Tribunal in 1979 nor the Royal Amnesty granted to him in 1996, bar the current prosecution of  Ieng Sary before the ECCC.

Case 002 sent for trial

Today, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has confirmed and partially amended the indictments against the Accused Persons Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith, Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea. The Pre-Trial Chamber has ordered the Accused Persons to be sent for trial and to continue to be held in provisional detention until they are brought before the Trial Chamber. The indictments include charges of crimes against humanity, genocide, grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and murder, torture and religious persecution as defined by the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code.

Supreme Court Chamber to Hold Appeal Hearings during the last week of March 2011

 The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia has notified all the parties that the Chamber will hold oral hearings in the appeals against the Trial Judgment in Case 001 during the last week of March  2011. The exact dates and times of the hearings will be announced later in due course.