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KR trial scenario

I refer to the article by Richard Woodd entitled "Guillotine aimed at KR trial

funds" (PPPost, July 2, 2004). According to the article, UN budget estimates

presume a hypothetical scenario of five convictions under the planned trials. This

statement is not based on fact. No United Nations document contains a projection

of convictions, explicitly or by implication, nor has such a projection been the

subject of discussion with the Cambodian Government Task Force.

Karsten Herrel
Coordinator, United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials

New York

The figure was taken from an unsigned paper titled "Cambodian Extraordinary

Chambers: the case for full and fast funding", tabled at an informal meeting

on the KR Trials on June 7, convened by the Open Society Justice Initiative. The

hypothesis was the author's.



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