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NGOs say rules changes detrimental to victims

The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee has issued a statement regarding the impact of recent Internal Rules changes on victims' rights at the tribunal.

"CHRAC is troubled by the effect of a number of amendments in distancing the Internal Rules from the scope of victims' rights under Cambodian law," according to the statement.

The coalition of NGOs raises an issue I described in a post Wednesday. An amendment to Rule 23-4 suggests that victims will have no right to appeal a decision of the Trial Chamber rejecting a civil party application.

CHRAC also expresses concern over rules changes that could require civil parties to form groups represented by a common lawyer, and the amendment that mandates civil parties file applications at least 10 days before the initial hearing. ?

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