Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Bid to remove judge Silvia Cartwright

Bid to remove judge Silvia Cartwright

Bid to remove judge Silvia Cartwright

Defence teams at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday continued their battle to have New Zealand judge Silvia Cartwright removed from the bench hearing the court’s landmark Case 002.

Ieng Sary’s defence counsel filed the latest motion, which called for disqualification or an order for her to cease and desist ex parte communications with international co-prosecutor Andrew Cayley.

“For Judge Cartwright to offer Inter-national Co-Prosecutor Cayley asymmetrical access to her ... shows that she is biased in favour of the OCP, or at a minimum gives rise to an appearance of bias,” Ieng Sary’s defence counsel wrote in an application published by the court yesterday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bridget Di Certo at [email protected]


  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman