Meeting held between Civil Parties and Civil Party Lawyers in Case 002

A meeting was arranged on Monday 6 October between the Civil Parties and Civil Lawyers of Case 002. The meeting was held by the Victims Support Section (VSS) of the ECCC and focused on informing Civil Parties of the outcome of case 002/01 and on developments of reparations in Case 002. The meeting also gave Civil Parties the chance to meet their lawyers and have discussions on issues related to case 002 in general.

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Trial date set for case 002/02

Evidentiary hearings in Case 002/02 will commence at 9am on October 17, the ECCC has announced. The case will begin with Co-Prosecutors making a brief statement, to which the accused (Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea) will be given an opportunity to respond. The first witness testimonies are expected to follow on Monday 20 October.

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ECCC Trial Chamber sentences Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan to Life Imprisonment for Crimes against Humanity

On 7 August 2014, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity committed between 17 April 1975 and December 1977 and sentenced them to life imprisonment. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were found to have committed crimes against humanity of murder, political persecution and other inhumane acts during movements of the population; political persecution and other inhumane acts during movements of the population; and murder and extermination through executions of Khmer Republic officials at Tuol Po Chrey.

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Court probes sexual violence under Khmer Rouge

German broadcaster, GW, has posted an article about the international co-prosecutor at the ECCC calling for the Office of Investigations to examine allegations of serious sexual violence committed during the Khmer Rouge’s 1975-79 rule. The potential widening of the scope of the prosecution of cases at the ECCC reflects research findings about sexual violence that took place during the regime. This move by the international prosecutor comes at a time when there is increasing international concern with addressing sexual violence in conflict.

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Prosecutor Seeks Case 004 Rape Investigation

The Cambodia Daily 25 April 2014Published by The Cambodia Daily on 25 April 2014

Cambodian Defenders Project and Cambodia Justice Initiative support the request of the international co-prosecutor that the Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s co-investigating judges consider allegations of rape, forced marriage and gender-based violence in their investigation of Case 004.

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