Judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal will be reviewing confidential documents from Case 001 with a view to “de-classify” the material and make it public, according to a recent Supreme Court Chamber decision.
“Confidential” and “strictly confidential” documents including those generated during the investigation phase of the tribunal’s landmark first case against former S-21 detention centre chief, Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, are up for consideration by the Supreme Court Chamber judges.
International lead civil party co-lawyer Elisabeth Simonneau Fort told the Post that the de-classification of documents is an important way to bring issues into public debate.
Civil party lawyers requested de-classification of two Case 002 investigation documents, which were made public and posted to the tribunal’s official website on Tuesday.
The now-public documents concern the treatment of the Vietnamese under the Khmer Rouge.
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