Briefing Paper

Latest Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: July 2019

Date
July, 2019
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This report summarizes recent developments at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, including the publication of the second judgement against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, and further division between the ECCC's Cambodian and international investigating judges, this time in the case against Yim Tith.  

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia was established in 2004 by a joint agreement between the United Nations and the government of Cambodia, and uses a mix of international and local judges and staff. It began proceedings in 2007.

The Open Society Justice Initiative has been monitoring the work of the tribunal since 2007, as part of its work to ensure accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Update (August 1, 2019): The Open Society Justice Initiative was recently made aware of some factual inaccuracies in the report Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: July 2019. The report has been removed from this website to ensure no inaccuracies are unnecessarily proliferated. A corrected version will be added to this page soon. 

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