Three other defence
teams at the Khmer Rouge tribunal have joined lawyers for Nuon Chea in
appealing a decision on the issue of corruption at the UN-backed court.
Lawyers for Ieng Thirith, Ieng Sary and Khieu Samphan have filed
appeals over the court's decision in April not to take investigative
action on an alleged kickback scheme at the court. Though judges
claimed it was not in their jurisdiction to investigate such claims,
lawyers argued Monday that judges have the inherent power to ensure the
integrity of their own proceedings, and wihout such an investigation
their clients' rights to a fair trial would be violated.