Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - New ICC filing in works

New ICC filing in works

The opposition party’s planned complaint to the International Criminal Court against government officials for long-term rights abuses will likely be beaten to the punch by a US lawyer and rights activist, Voice of America reported on Friday.

According to VOA, Morton Sklar, executive director of the World Organization for Human Rights USA, will file a complaint to the ICC early this month against Prime Minister Hun Sen. Sklar’s filing will include both recent crackdowns on demonstrators and alleged efforts by the premier to interfere at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, he told VOA.

Richard Rogers, an international lawyer engaged by the Cambodia National Rescue Party to work on a potential complaint, said his investigation was “ongoing” and that nothing was expected to be filed before April.
He added that while Sklar’s investigation was separate, the two were in close contact.

“The fact that two international legal teams are currently investigating the crimes in Cambodia should serve as a wake-up call to the Cambodian state security forces,” he said.

Sklar, who has previously helped opposition leader Sam Rainsy file complaints against Hun Sen in US courts, could not be reached for comment.

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan dismissed the complaints yesterday as politically motivated.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

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.

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern