Introductory Submission

<div>Investigations before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia are initiated based on introductory submissions from the Co-Prosecutors.</div><div><br></div><div>An introductory submission is a formal submission from the Co-Prosecutors requesting the Co-Investigating Judges to initiate judicial investigation. It defines the scope of investigation with against one or more named suspects, and a description of theirthe alleged crimes to be investigated.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>The Introductory Submission contains the following information: a) a summary of the facts; b) the type of alleged offences; c) the relevant provisions of the law that defines and punished the crimes; d) the name of any person to be investigated, if applicable; and e) the date and signature of both Co-Prosecutors.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>The Co-Prosecutors are obliged to submit all the evidence in their possession, including potential exonerating evidence, together with the introductory submission.</div><div><br></div><div>If the Co-Prosecutors at a later stage would like the Co-Investigating Judges to expand the scope of an ongoing investigation, they can do by filing a supplementary submission.</div><div><br></div><div>The Co-Investigating Judges can only investigate facts specified in an introductory or supplementary submission.</div><div><br></div>