Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - New KRT judges to be appointed

New KRT judges to be appointed


The appointment process for two new international co-investigating judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal was moving forward swiftly, the UN secretary-general’s special expert said yesterday.
{jathumbnail}

David Scheffer
, who serves as special expert for the tribunal, told the Post the appointment process to re-staff the office investigating two government-opposed, Khmer Rouge-era cases was “well under way”.

“I anticipate further developments in early May,” Scheffer, the former US ambassador-at-large for war crimes, said via email.

Scheffer, who was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in December, will arrive in Phnom Penh later this week.

International co-investigating judge Siegfried Blunk quit the tribunal in October, and his reserve, Swiss national Laurent Kasper-Ansermet steps down on Friday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bridget Di Certo at bridget.dicerto@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha speaks at a rally yesterday in Kampong Chhnang provinc

Opposition leader Kem Sokha said in an interview yesterday that his party is aiming to win more than 60 percent of the votes cast at the June 4 com