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Tue, 25 November 2014

Tribunal agrees to hold up trial

After more than a month of wrangling, the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s trial chamber yesterday reluctantly gave in to Khieu Samphan and his defence team, deciding to adjourn Case 002/02 proceedings until January 8 due to their ongoing cou

Thu, 20 November 2014

Northwest support weak for 003, 004

The attendees of Khmer Rouge tribunal public outreach sessions in Oddar Meanchey and Battambang provinces over the past few days – some of them former Khmer Rouge cadres – have spoken out against the court’s government-opposed cases

Wed, 19 November 2014

Khieu Samphan holds firm on boycott

Khmer Rouge tribunal defendant Khieu Samphan yesterday refused to end his boycott of hearings in Case 002/02, calling the trial chamber on its promise to take “further measures” – including appointing new counsel – to ensure the tri

Former Khmer Rouge president Khieu Samphan
Tue, 18 November 2014

Ultimatum for KRT defence

The trial chamber of the Khmer Rouge tribunal issued an ultimatum to defendant Khieu Samphan yesterday: Instruct your counsel, by 4:30 this afternoon, to end their boycott of Case 002/02, or face the consequences.

Fri, 14 November 2014

Funds pledged for KRT wages

Prime Minister Hun Sen has promised additional payroll funding for the Khmer Rouge tribunal in a sidelines meeting at the ASEAN Summit in Myanmar’s capital city Naypyidaw, Cambodian state-run media said yesterday.

Wed, 12 November 2014

Temporary counsel eyed by KR tribunal

The Khmer Rouge tribunal appears to have taken a step towards replacing international defenders for Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea with temporary outside counsel over the objections of both the lawyers and the accused, according to a c

Tue, 4 November 2014

DC-Cam to make KRT records public

Hinting at a larger debate over records at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) announced yesterday that it would make court documents available to the public at its offices in Phnom Penh as a “bac

Nuon Chea (right) sits with lawyer Victor Koppe
Tue, 4 November 2014

Chamber, defence face off on boycott

The trial chamber of the Khmer Rouge tribunal has ordered defence teams – currently boycotting hearings in Case 002/02 – to appear in court starting on November 17 or face the consequences, according to a ruling made public yesterda

One of the many forced weddings that took place under the Khmer Rouge
Fri, 31 October 2014

The ties that still bind

Thirty-five years after the collapse of the Khmer Rouge regime, the spectre of its forced marriage campaign lives on in modern day Cambodia, stalking its victims and even affecting current relationships, according to new findings on

Khmer Rouge Brother No 2 Nuon Chea (centre) in the ECCC courtroom in August
Wed, 29 October 2014

Chea team reaffirms boycott

The defence for Nuon Chea yesterday brushed off a trial chamber warning for misconduct, and reiterated its commitment to an ongoing boycott of the proceedings in Case 002/02 in a closed-door meeting at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, acco

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