It is essential that the Royal Government of Cambodia extend full cooperation to the new judges once it has been informed by the Secretary-General of their selection. ... The Royal Government of Cambodia should afford the new international Co-Investigating Judge every assistance and full cooperation to carry out his or her functions. The United Nations will remain vigilant in its efforts to ensure that such assistance and cooperation are provided. ... The Royal Government of Cambodia and the international community [should] view the selection of the new judges as an opportunity to move forward beyond recent events, and enable the ECCC to carry out its obligations in full by considering all of the cases before it in accordance with international standards of fairness.
The court is charged with leading the investigations and prosecutions of those responsible for an estimated 2.5 million deaths hundreds of thousands reported instances of torture.
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