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Justice on Appeal - Commentary on the Case 002/01 Final Judgement at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (English)

On 23 November 2016, the Supreme Court Chamber (SCC) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued its long-awaited final judgment in the first part of the ongoing trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the two surviving senior leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime, which lasted from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979. The well-reasoned and balanced final judgment sets a positive example for the Cambodian domestic court system and other international tribunals, while also hopefully raising the standard of production for the Trial Chamber’s pending judgment in Case 002/02.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Report - Case 002/02 Issue No. 80 (English)

In June 2017, Parties to Case 002/02 returned to the Trial Chamber, six months after the end of evidentiary hearings, to hear closing statements from all sides in this second and final trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. Over the course of two weeks, each Party presented their final oral arguments, summarizing the main points contained in the lengthy written briefs they each filed on 2 May 2017. This report summarizes the two weeks of closing arguments of the Office of the Co-Prosecutors (OCP), Lead Co-Lawyers for Civil Parties (LCLCP), and Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan Defense Teams.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Report - Case 002/02 Issue No. 65 (Khmer)

The Chamber first heard from Civil Party Mr. Seng Soeun, who arranged group wedding ceremonies for handicapped soldiers. On Tuesday afternoon, Civil Party Ms. Chea Dieb testified about a policy that everyone over the age of 19 working at a ministry should be married. Finally, Witness Ms. Phan Van, a former member of the Ministry of Commerce, testified about her own experience of marriage while based near Tuol Tom Pong Market.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Report - Case 002/02 Issue No. 65 (English)

The Chamber first heard from Civil Party Mr. Seng Soeun, who arranged group wedding ceremonies for handicapped soldiers. On Tuesday afternoon, Civil Party Ms. Chea Dieb testified about a policy that everyone over the age of 19 working at a ministry should be married. Finally, Witness Ms. Phan Van, a former member of the Ministry of Commerce, testified about her own experience of marriage while based near Tuol Tom Pong Market.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Report - Case 002/02 Issue No. 64 (Khmer)

This week the Trial Chamber concluded hearing testimony on the segment on internal purges and began a new segment on the regulation of marriage during Democratic Kampuchea. On Monday the final witness on internal purges, 2-TCW-850, testified about purges in the Central Zone and Civil Party 2-TCCP-274 testified about her experience of being married during DK. The second Civil Party this week was Ms. Sou Sotheavy, a transgender woman who married a woman in August 1977 out of fear for her life.  On Thursday Civil Party 2-TCCP-232 testified about his marriage, describing how he had been refused permission to marry his chosen fiancée because she had had a family member who was “smashed” by the regime, and he was instead made to marry a stranger. 

 

 

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Report - Case 002/02 Issue No. 64 (English)

This week the Trial Chamber concluded hearing testimony on the segment on internal purges and began a new segment on the regulation of marriage during Democratic Kampuchea. On Monday the final witness on internal purges, 2-TCW-850, testified about purges in the Central Zone and Civil Party 2-TCCP-274 testified about her experience of being married during DK. The second Civil Party this week was Ms. Sou Sotheavy, a transgender woman who married a woman in August 1977 out of fear for her life.  On Thursday Civil Party 2-TCCP-232 testified about his marriage, describing how he had been refused permission to marry his chosen fiancée because she had had a family member who was “smashed” by the regime, and he was instead made to marry a stranger. 

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Report - Case 002/02 Issue No. 51 (Khmer)

After a one week recess to mark Khmer New Year, the Trial Chamber reconvened this week to hear testimony on S-21 Security Center for the first time in Case 002/02.  S-21, also known as Tuol Sleng, was the main crime site in Case 001, the trial of Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, who was the prison’s chairman during the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime and whom the Trial Chamber found guilty of crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions on 26 July 2010.  

 

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Report - Case 002/02 Issue No. 51 (English)

After a one week recess to mark Khmer New Year, the Trial Chamber reconvened this week to hear testimony on S-21 Security Center for the first time in Case 002/02.  S-21, also known as Tuol Sleng, was the main crime site in Case 001, the trial of Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, who was the prison’s chairman during the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime and whom the Trial Chamber found guilty of crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions on 26 July 2010.  

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