Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Japan donates $960,000 to Khmer Rouge tribunal

Japan donates $960,000 to Khmer Rouge tribunal

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Japan contributed the money to encourage the ECCC to continue its proceedings of remaining cases correctly, efficiently and swiftly. ECCC

Japan donates $960,000 to Khmer Rouge tribunal

The Japanese government has announced a new contribution of $960,000 to the international component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to support the continuation of the Khmer Rouge tribunal.

A press release issued by the ECCC and obtained by The Post on Tuesday, said Japan had contributed the money to encourage the ECCC to continue its proceedings of remaining cases correctly, efficiently and swiftly.

It also said it had provided assistance to both international and national components of the ECCC exceeding $88 million, or 29 per cent of the total contribution by donors as of January 31, making the country the largest single donor to the ECCC since its establishment.

Acting director of administration Tony Kranh and deputy director of administration Knut Rosandhaug said in a joint statement that the ECCC was grateful for Japan’s strong commitment to international criminal law and the pursuit of justice for the Cambodian people.

“This new contribution is essential for the ECCC to complete its mandate, without interruption in judicial proceedings,” the statement said.

ECCC spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Japanese government’s provision would help the ECCC complete court processes this year.

A report on the progress plan from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal dated December 31, last year, said three projected milestones should be reached this year.

The first would be the filing of an appeal brief in case 002, followed by the disposal of appeals against the closing orders in case 003 against Meas Muth with a decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber to send the case for trial or terminate proceedings.

It would then process the disposal of appeals against the closing order in case 004 with a decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber to send the case for trial or terminate proceedings.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hong Kong firm done buying Coke Cambodia

    Swire Coca-Cola Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific Ltd, on November 25 announced that it had completed the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling business in Cambodia, as part of its ambitions to expand into the Southeast Asian market. Swire Coca-Cola affirmed

  • Cambodia's Bokator now officially in World Heritage List

    UNESCO has officially inscribed Cambodia’s “Kun Lbokator”, commonly known as Bokator, on the World Heritage List, according to Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona in her brief report to Prime Minister Hun Sen on the night of November 29. Her report, which was

  • NagaWorld union leader arrested at airport after Australia trip

    Chhim Sithar, head of the Labour Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees at NagaWorld integrated casino resort, was arrested on November 26 at Phnom Penh International Airport and placed in pre-trial detention after returning from a 12-day trip to Australia. Phnom Penh Municipal Court Investigating Judge

  • Takeo hand-woven silk items provide local high-quality alternative to imports

    After graduating from university and beginning her career as a civil servant at the the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Khieu Sina found time to establish a business that aligns with her true passion – quality hand-woven Khmer goods. Her product line, known as Banteay Srei,

  • Sub-Decree approves $30M for mine clearance

    The Cambodian government established the ‘Mine-Free Cambodia 2025 Foundation’, and released an initial budget of $30 million. Based on the progress of the foundation in 2023, 2024 and 2025, more funds will be added from the national budget and other sources. In a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen

  • Two senior GDP officials defect to CPP

    Two senior officials of the Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) have asked to join the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), after apparently failing to forge a political alliance in the run-up to the 2023 general election. Yang Saing Koma, chairman of the GDP board, and Lek Sothear,