Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Tribunal defense head resigns

Tribunal defense head resigns

Rupert Skilbeck, Officer-in-Charge of the ECCC's Defense Support Section, stepped down last week after two years on the job. Deputy Principal Defender Richard Rogers will fill in for him while the court searches for a replacement, according to court spokesman Peter Foster.

In an interview published in today's Cambodia Daily, Skilbeck said he will be assuming a new position with the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York.

He lamented that more details hadn't been addressed before the clock started ticking on the tribunal: "We had to learn and do that process through the first six-to-nine-month's set up of the court, which wasted quite a long time."

Yet even though he is leaving just before the first trials are expected to start, Skilbeck told the Daily he is pleased with the court's progress.

"Last month we had four-day legal arguments on the definition of amnesty and double jeopardy and pardons," he said, referring to Ieng Sary's pre-trial hearing. "That is no mean feat and that is the first time that's happened in Cambodia, and to be honest in many developing countries you would never see anything like that."

*Pictured: Rupert Skilbeck.

 

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

First They Killed My Father author Loung Ung on trusting Angelina Jolie to tell a story for all Cambodians

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiographical book, First They Killed My Father.

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all.