Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cram session for KRT complaints

Cram session for KRT complaints

Cram session for KRT complaints

The Trial Chamber at the Khmer Rouge informed all the parties to Case 002 at 5pm yesterday they would have one brief meeting at noon today to address all the outstanding issues the parties have with the trial, which is set to begin Monday.

This final meeting before Case 002 commences comes after a hectic period of months during which the entire format of Case 002 was altered and severed into smaller trials, the fitness of two of the accused, Khmer Rouge Brother Number 2 Nuon Chea and former Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith, was called into question and myriad other practical and legal objections and questions were raised by the parties.

Nuon Chea’s defence lawyers told the Post that such a haphazard response to the catalogue of concerns raised by the parties was to be expected from the “chaotic Trial Chamber”.

“Notifying the parties at 17h00 on a Thursday about a midday conference on the following day is emblematic of the Trial Chamber’s notion of professionalism - clearly, common courtesy does not enter into the equation,” Andrew Ianuzzi, of Nuon Chea’s defence team, said by email.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australian police investigating death threat against Kem Ley's widow

    Updated: 10:17am, Friday March 23, 2018 Australian authorities on Thursday confirmed they have launched an investigation into a crudely written death threat sent tothe family of slain political analyst Kem Ley and Victoria state MP Hong Lim. The typed letter, reported to Victoria police last week, is

  • Apparel groups including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with Hun Sen

    A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust. In an open letter

  • Hun Sen says Montagnards don’t exist in Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen once again attacked ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy for pledging “autonomy” to Montagnards, claiming – seemingly incorrectly – the ethnic minority does not exist in Cambodia. “We respect all minorities such as Jarai, Steang, Phnong, but we have never had Montagnards,” the premier said