On this page we have 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.
Press kit with background information and facts about the trial of Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch:
Case information sheet:
Biographies of judges and lawyers:
Schedule for 26 July 2010
Media representatives can access the ECCC compound from 07:00 am. We recommend that you arrive early in order to avoid queue.
The judgment hearing will commence at 10:00 am and it is not expected to extend beyond lunchtime. 30 minutes after the conclusion of the hearing, there will be a press conference in the public gallery of the courtroom with court spokespersons, Co-Prosecutors, Civil Party lawyers and Defence counsel.
Simultaneous interpretation between Khmer, English and French will be available at the press conference.
Accreditation cards can be picked up at ECCC at the following times:
Thursday 22 July and Friday 23 July 09:00-16:00
Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July 10:00-16:00
Please contact Mr. Sok Heng NHET on phone 012 486 904 before you come to pick up your card.
In case you are unable to pick up your accreditation card on any of these days, you may also pick it up on the morning of 26 July. We do however strongly recommend that you pick up your card before the 26 July in order to avoid queue.
Opening hours during the weekend
The ECCC will be open on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July from 10:00-16:00. During this times it will be possible to pre-install equipment, test audio and video feeds and to inspect available facilities.
Seats reserved for media in the public gallery
All media representatives who have been allocated a seat inside the public gallery must be in their seats at the latest by 09:30 on 26 July. No cameras, laptops, cell phones or recording devices will be permitted in the court. Cell phones can be stored in room C108 located at the front of the court building.
ECCC will provide still photos taken inside the courtroom at the start of the hearing.
Audio feeds of the proceeding will be provided to media though a PHONO connection. This feed can be accessed in the pressroom located at the front of the court building using one of 24 audio connections. Feeds in English, French and Khmer will be provided. Additional audio hookups are possible from a recorder to recorder if the users bring the required cables. No audio recording will be permitted inside the courtroom.
Video feeds of the proceedings will be provided though a PHONO connection. This feed can be accessed in the pressroom located at the front of the court building using one of 23 output connections. Additional audio hookups are possible from a recorder to recorder if the users bring the required cables. No video recording will be allowed inside the courtroom.
The ECCC will provide video footage from the public gallery from the first 5 minutes of the hearing.
Two locations have been allocated outside the court building for use in video ‘stand-ups’. One is located at the front of the court with a view of the buildings and official flags, the other is located near the Court's guardian spirit statue. No other locations for stand-ups will be permitted.
The Press Work Room (C108) has a quiet space for working and a number of computers with internet connection, and is available on a first come first served basis. Private laptops may be used but will not be permitted to access the ECCC network or the ECCC internet connection.
The following persons are authorised to give statements to the media on behalf of ECCC:
Sambath Reach, Chief Public Affairs Mobile phone:012 488 156
Lars Olsen , Legal Communications Officer Mobile phone:012 488 023
Sovannarom Dim, Press Officer Mobile phone:012 488 094
Yuko Maeda, Public Affairs Officer Mobile phone:012 488 319
How to get to the court
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia are situated in Chaom Chau, 16 kilometers from downtown Phnom Penh, on the left hand side of National Road 4. Public and media please enter from the Visitors Gate at the eastern end of the compound.
Follow the road to Phnom Penh International Airport and continue on National Road 4 for an additional 4 kilometers. No public transportation is available, so visitors without own transportation need to take a taxi or tuk tuk.