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Thu, 3 September 2015

Civil parties recount time at dam

Two more civil party witnesses testified before the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday relating their harrowing experiences at the Trapeang Thma dam worksite.

Nuon Narom appears on screen as she gives her testimony before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh during Case 002/02 yesterday.
Wed, 2 September 2015

Victims recall families’ demise

Following one day’s adjournment due to a defence walkout last week, ECCC proceedings resumed yesterday with the hearing of two civil party’s testimony on harms suffered at the January 1 dam worksite , as well as the chamber’s respon

Victor Koppe (right) and the defence teams take their seats at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in 2011 during the first day of opening statements in Case 002. ECCC
Mon, 31 August 2015

Chea defence mulling dropping presentation

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.