Im Chaem, an alleged district secretary under the Khmer Rouge, is photographed at her residence in Oddar Meanchey in 2014.

Khmer Rouge tribunal sets date for hearing on Chaem’s dismissal

Publication date 14 November 2017 | 16:51 | ICT

A date has been set for a hearing on the international co-prosecutor’s appeal challenging the dismissal of charges against alleged Khmer Rouge leader Im Chaem, who was accused of crimes against humani



  • Hopes for Khmer Rouge tribunal influence on Cambodia’s courts ‘at risk’ amid political crackdown

    Publication date 13 November 2017 | 06:55 | ICT

    When the Khmer Rouge tribunal was first established it was seen not only as a chance at justice for the regime’s victims, but as a potential example for the country’s courts to emulate.

  • International Co-Prosecutor Nicholas Koumjian (left) and his national counterpart, Chea Leang, differed on whether suspect Ao An should be tried in summaries of submissions yesterday.

    Team at odds over Ao An case

    Publication date 01 September 2017 | 06:14 | ICT

    Ao An – the former Khmer Rouge deputy secretary of the regime’s Central Zone – is responsible for genocide, oversaw more than 40,000 deaths and should be sent to trial, the international side of the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s prosecution team has argued, though the national side maintains his case

  • Alleged Khmer Rouge navy chief Meas Muth, a suspect in Case 003, smokes a cigarette at his house in Battambang province in 2015.

    Tribunal ruling to keep cases open welcomed, ‘threats’ decried

    Publication date 14 August 2017 | 06:54 | ICT

    Khmer Rouge tribunal observers have welcomed a decision on Friday to continue pursuing – at least for now – a set of controversial cases against former leaders of the regime, but condemned co-investigating judges’ threats to prosecute leakers and journalists. In a confidential document – a segment

  • Khmer Rouge tribunal gets funds, case deadline extension

    Publication date 26 July 2017 | 06:55 | ICT

    Funds continue to flow for the Khmer Rouge tribunal, and the case against alleged former Khmer Rouge naval chief Meas Muth is moving forward even as the ultimate fate of the case still hangs in the balance, according to announcements made yesterday. The prosecution and defence team for Muth were

  • International Co-Prosecutor Nicholas Koumjian seen during an ECCC hearing in 2015. Nhet Sok Heng/ECCC

    Chaem ruling to be appealed

    Publication date 24 July 2017 | 06:42 | ICT

    The Khmer Rouge tribunal’s international co-prosecutor said he will appeal the investigating judges’ decision to dismiss the case against Im Chaem on the grounds that she was not a senior leader and could not be tried as one of those “most responsible” for the crimes under the regime. The judges

  • Meas Muth defence counsel Michael Karnavas attends a hearing in the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Case 002 in 2012. Mark Peters/ECCC

    Muth’s lawyer calls for case to be terminated

    Publication date 04 July 2017 | 08:47 | ICT

    The defence team for Meas Muth has said terminating the proceedings against the alleged Khmer Rouge naval commander is the “only legitimate and lawful op

  • Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, attends a Case 002/02 hearing earlier this month. ECCC

    No apologies: Khmer Rouge Tribunal hears defiant final words from accused

    Publication date 26 June 2017 | 07:00 | ICT

    Former Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan’s final words at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday were peppered with admissions and excuses, but he made no apology for the regime’s 1.7 million victims. Samphan chose to deny and justify, while his co-accused, former Brother Number Two Nuon Chea, opted for

  • Khieu Samphan speaks at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on June 14, 2017. ECCC

    ‘We did not exterminate our people’: Defiant Khieu Samphan gives final statements at Khmer Rouge tribunal

    Publication date 23 June 2017 | 17:11 | ICT

    In the last words the Khmer Rouge tribunal will hear before a verdict is issued in Case 002/02, former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan said he was not a murderer on Friday and denied knowledge of grave crimes against humanit

  • Defence accuses Khmer Rouge tribunal of ‘magic’

    Publication date 21 June 2017 | 06:41 | ICT

    The Khmer Rouge tribunal has already achieved the “holy grail” of a life sentence for former leader Khieu Samphan – now it should focus on the facts and deliver him a fair trial, his defence lawyer Anta Guisse told the court yesterday in her closing statements. Further, potentially genocidal

  • Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea during a trial hearing in Case 002 in 2012. ECCC

    Nuon Chea defence lashes out at court bias, 'Manichean narrative'

    Publication date 16 June 2017 | 18:23 | ICT

    The defence counsel for Khmer Rouge second-in-command Nuon Chea launched into its closing statements today, questioning the prosecution’s narrative and attacking the integrity of the court itself.