April 11, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men, all members of the self-styled Khmer National Liberation Front, to prison for plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen's government. The government accused the men of plotting insurrection and "opposing the nation" by calling for Sen's removal, ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Chairperson of the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in North Korea Michael Kirby on Monday compared the alleged crimes of the North Korean regime to those of Nazism, apartheid and the Khmer Rouge. In February UN human rights investigators released a 372-page report detailing ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Cambodian officials on Wednesday said that the country has ended its ban on public demonstrations that was imposed last month after police opened fire on protesting textile workers. According to Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, those wishing to stage protests will still have to seek ...[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]
November 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Two former leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime, "Brother Number Two," Nuon Chea, and former president Khieu Samphan, on trial before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia requested Thursday that they be acquitted of all charges, as closing arguments in their trial began. Both ...[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]
September 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Thursday that the refusal by the government of Cambodia to pay staff at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), is an attempt to undermine efforts to bring former Khmer Rouge leaders to justice. The agreement ...[read more]

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