March 3, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) charged two new suspects on Tuesday, despite a warning by the country's prime minister not to add new defendants. The ECCC announced that former Khmer Rouge navy chief Meas Muth and former district commander Im Chaem have been ...[read more]
January 8, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Thursday restarted genocide hearings against the former Khmer Rouge regime's surviving leaders. Proceedings had been postponed since November, when defense lawyers refused to participate because they were still working to appeal an ...[read more]
November 25, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) announced Monday that the trial of two Cambodian leaders accused of committing genocide will be postponed to January 2015. Lawyers for Khieu Samphan have refused to participate in trial proceedings before the appeal from the decision at ...[read more]
October 18, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Defense lawyers for former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan announced Saturday their intent to boycott the second trial against their clients in the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) until the lawyers have had time to appeal the men's ...[read more]
August 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity committed between 17 April 1975 and December 1977. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. As the first top-level ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
A senior UN official on Thursday urged international donors to provide financial support to Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), in order to allow it to continue ongoing trials. The ECCC, a hybrid court established in 2001 to try ...[read more]
October 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Prosecutors at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), on Monday requested life imprisonment in the case against two former leaders of the Khmer Rouge. The former leaders, Nuon Chea, also known as "Brother Number 2," and Khieu Samphan, the ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Wednesday began hearing closing arguments in the case against two former Khmer Rouge leaders. Nuon Chea, also known as "Brother Number 2," and Khieu Samphan, former head of state, are accused of leading the Khmer regime, which caused ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Max Slater
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the tribunal covering the Khmer Rouge trials said Wednesday that it has obtained a loan to pay the overdue salaries of its workers. The USD $1.15 million loan from UN donors will cover unpaid salaries for 140 workers who have been on ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Andrew Cayley, the international prosecutor for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the tribunal covering the Khmer Rouge trials, announced Monday that he is resigning effective September 16 for personal reasons. Cayley joined the staff of the UN-backed ECCC in 2009. ...[read more]

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