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]
October 17, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The first trial judging charges of genocide against Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened on Friday with the prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution. Khieu Samphan, ...[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]
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]
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]

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