Cambodia genocide court judge warns colleagues against corruption Bernard Hibbitts at 8:15 PM ET
[JURIST] A New Zealand judge serving on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia [official website] warned colleagues and prosecutors Monday that its upcoming genocide trials "are so important for the people of Cambodia [that they] must not be tainted by corruption." Silvia Cartwright [profile], a former New Zealand Governor-General, was speaking at the opening of a 5-day meeting of judicial officers of the ECCC [press release] in Phnom Penh. She told her audience that corruption was one of the "major issues" concerning judges on the tribunal as the date of the first scheduled trial approaches. The meeting, which will be closed to the press after Monday, will consider amendments to the trial rules. AP has more.
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