New articles on sexual crimes during the Khmer Rouge regime

Cambodia Law and Policy Journal The Cambodian Law and Policy Journal has published two new articles on sexual crimes during the Khmer Rouge regime (Volume 2 – July 2014):

Transitional Justice Through the Cambodian Women’s Hearings‘, by Beini Ye

A Missed Opportunity, A Last Hope? Prosecuting Sexual Crimes Under the Khmer Rouge Regime’, by Theresa de Langis

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.

Read the entire article in The Cambodia Daily

Press Release: Statement by the international co-prosecutor Nicholas Koumjian regarding case file 004

ECCC press release 24 April 2014Press release by the ECCC on 24 April  2014

The International Co-Prosecutor of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal filed a Supplementary Submission in Case 004 requesting the investigation of sexual or gender-based violence, as well as forced marriage in key districts that are presently under investigation as part of this case. Preliminary information available indicates that the alleged forced marriages, rapes and sexual violence were perpetrated by Khmer Rouge cadre and occurred in areas where the suspects in Case 004 held command or political positions of influence.

Press release