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The defence team for Nuon Chea is mulling over whether to bow out of document presentations following Wednesday’s surprise walkout in reaction to what they characterise as the latest in a long string of biased judgements.

Khieu Samphan (second left), the former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, sits before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia yesterday during Case 002/02.
Fri, 28 August 2015

Defence airs disgust with court

A tense atmosphere permeated the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, as proceedings adjourned ahead of schedule for the second day in a row amid disagreements surrounding the court’s legal procedures.

Victor Koppe, co-lawyer for Nuon Chea, follows court proceedings during the opening statements in Case 002/02 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodian last year
Thu, 27 August 2015

Defence teams walk out on proceedings

Both Khieu Samphan's and Nuon Chea’s defence counsels walked out of proceedings at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday midway through the prosecution’s document presentations following an overruled objection from Victor Koppe, Nuon C

Nhip Horl sits before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia during Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Wed, 26 August 2015

Victims’ role debated at KRT

The unique nature of victims’ participation at the Khmer Rouge tribunal took centre stage yesterday, as the questioning of civil party Nhip Horl reignited a debate on the very purpose of civil-party testimony.

Chhuy Huy appears on a screen at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia as he gives his testimony in Case 002/02 yesterday.
Tue, 25 August 2015

Witness offers rosier view of dam

In contrast to previous witnesses’ recollections of starvation and brutal murders, former work group leader Chhuy Huy’s testimony at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday suggested different conditions at the notorious Trapeang Thma Da

Tue, 25 August 2015

Investigating judge’s appointment official

Following the resignation of judge Mark Harmon in July, UN-nominated Michael Bohlander was officially appointed yesterday by the King as the new ECCC co-investigating judge.

Yi Laisov gives her testimony before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia yesterday in Phnom Penh during Case 002/02.
Fri, 21 August 2015

Arrests, murder at dam

Memories of malaria, forced marriages and witnessing a pregnant woman crushed to death under the weight of a boulder yesterday formed the backbone of the testimony of Khmer Rouge tribunal witness Yi Laisov, a member of a mobile unit

Khieu Samphan follows the testimony being given by Tak Boy at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia yesterday during Case 002/02.
Thu, 20 August 2015

Witness tells court of KR disappearances

A former low-level work group leader at the Trapaeng Thma dam worksite told the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday of his constant fear of having his past as a soldier for the Lon Nol regime discovered.

Audience members watch court proceedings during a case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan earlier this year at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.
Wed, 19 August 2015

Surveillance recalled at KRT

A former work crew overseer at the Trapaeng Thma Dam worksite yesterday told the Khmer Rouge tribunal about the regime’s practice of monitoring workers to ferret out those suspected of “opposing Angkar”.

Chhum Seng gives his testimony before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Tue, 18 August 2015

‘Illness’, executions at KR dam

A former work crew overseer told the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday of the regime’s intolerance for suspected shirkers and the deplorable working conditions at the Trapeang Thma Dam worksite.