The lawyers for Nuon Chea filed an appeal to the ECCC’s Supreme Court Chamber on Christmas Eve, asking it to look into allegations by former reserve international Co-Investigating Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet that Cambodian court officials blocked his efforts to investigate cases 003 and 004.
The lawyers argued in their original April submission that these claims and Kasper-Ansermet’s very public resignation in March proved their client would not receive a fair trial in Case 002.
Three Nuon Chea lawyers quit this month in frustration after more than a year of feuding with the court.
In that period, they filed several submissions that sought to prod the court into ruling on interference.
They were mostly unsuccessful.
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