ECCC includes forced marriage and rape in Case 002/02

Testifier at Womens HearingThe Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has issued its decision about what will be considered in the scope of the second trial against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea. We are pleased to report that forced marriage nationwide will be included in the trial in Case 002/02.

Rape (nationwide) outside of the context of forced marriages is also included in the scope. Unfortunately, the Trial Chamber has departed from its own findings in case 001 ruling that rape is a listed crime against humanity. Instead, they will consider rape as an “other inhumane act” and not as a listed crime under crimes against humanity.

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2013 Gender Report Card on the International Criminal Court

For upload Correct1The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice has released this month its Gender Report Card on the International Criminal Court (ICC) 2013.  The Gender Report Card tracks and analyses progress, challenges and advances in the ICC in terms of gender justice. It summaries significant developments in trials underway or awaiting judgement before the ICC in 2013, as well as appeals proceedings.

VSS, TPO and CDP launch films on women and transitional justice project

In the evening of 29 January 2014 VSS and their partner organisations TPO and CDP will launch a series of short films documenting the project on women and transitional justice in Cambodia and its achievements. The screening will be held at Metahouse (download the invitation for a map) with the attendance of project staff to answer questions.

Localizing treatment for emotional trauma in Cambodia

Published by IRIN on 24 January 2014

This article explores mental health problems of Cambodian women following the Khmer Rouge regime and features interviews with TPO and CDP. It also describes the objectives of testimonial therapy, a culturally adapted treatment method used by TPO.