Australian named new international lawyer at the ECCC

Publication date 08 September 2019 | 23:42 | ICT

Australian national Megan Hirst has been selected as the new international civil party lead co-lawyer at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), commonly known as the Khmer Rouge tribunal.



  • ‘Historic’ Khmer Rouge tribunal Case 002/2 verdict to be delivered

    Publication date 16 November 2018 | 08:14 | ICT

    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) are to deliver the verdict on Friday, in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, in a pronouncement hailed as a “historic event for Cambodia an

  • Former KR prison chief ‘Duch’ back in jail

    Publication date 14 November 2018 | 09:30 | ICT

    The Khmer Rouge’s Tuol Sleng prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, was discharged from hospital on Monday and is back at the Kandal provincial prison.

  • Radar helps researchers probe Khmer Rouge-era mass graves

    Publication date 07 November 2018 | 11:54 | ICT

    A MAN walks gingerly over a small field in rural Cambodia, pushing a lawnmower-like contraption that deploys ground-penetrating radar to unearth clues of mass graves.

  • Former S-21 figure to found political party

    Publication date 05 November 2018 | 09:22 | ICT

    Former Khmer Rouge photographer at Tuol Sleng detention centre – also known as S-21, Nhem En, is to form another political party after the first one failed.

  • S-21 director Duch ‘hospitalised’

    Publication date 25 October 2018 | 08:23 | ICT

    Duch, the former director of the Khmer Rouge’s S-21 interrogation centre in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng, has been taken to a hospital in the capital with respiratory problems, reports said on Wednesday.

  • Nuon Chea (left) and Khieu Samphan sit in the dock during the announcement of the Supreme Court Chamber in the ECCC’s appeal judgment on Case 002/01 in November 2016. They have both been found fit for trial ahead of a second judgement, expected to be handed down mid-2018. ECCC

    Khmer Rouge leaders ruled fit to face court

    Publication date 01 March 2018 | 10:39 | ICT

    Elderly Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan have been found fit to hear a judgment in the second trial against them, in which they stand accused of multiple crimes against humanity, including genocide.

  • Cambodian students listen to closing statements at the Khmer Rouge tribunal. A new report shows Phnom Penh students consider the court’s most important legacy to be education, ahead of justice or reconciliation. ECCC

    Students see Khmer Rouge tribunal as educational tool: study

    Publication date 26 January 2018 | 10:31 | ICT

    A new study probing the impressions of Phnom Penh students of the Khmer Rouge tribunal revealed they see the international court more as an educational tool than a means for justice.

  • Accused war criminal Im Chaem sits at a house in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district in 2014.

    Appeal hearing on Im Chaem dismissal concludes

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 17:51 | ICT

    Appeal hearings on the dismissal of the case against Im Chaem at the Khmer Rouge tribunal concluded today, with a decision from the panel of judges

  • Accused war criminal Im Chaem sits at a house in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district in 2014.

    Parties tackle Im Chaem dismissal

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 07:51 | ICT

    Lawyers at the Khmer Rouge tribunal presented arguments yesterday on whether to proceed with a trial against former regime district leader Im Chaem in a closed door appeal hearing.

  • Meas Muth, former Khmer Rouge navy chief and war crimes suspect, smokes a cigarette at his house in Battambang in 2015.

    Khmer Rouge prosecutors split on Muth case

    Publication date 01 December 2017 | 07:11 | ICT

    The national and international co-prosecutors in the contentious Khmer Rouge tribunal case against Meas Muth have filed starkly different final submissio