Cambodia's judiciary has received increased international scrutiny in recent months as the "killing fields" genocide trials of the surviving leaders of Communist Khmer Rouge [Wikipedia backgrounder] regime of the 1970s nears. Earlier this month the Cambodian government named 30 judges [JURIST report] to hear the genocide cases, but rights groups have already said they lack confidence [ABC Australia report] in several of the jurists named, several of whom have no formal legal training. VOA has more.
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