Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | September 12, 2014

Facing Justice, Episode 49

‘Facing Justice’ has returned to Cambodian TV screens after a break of several months.

This is the 49th episode of a series of weekly TV reports about the proceedings in the second Khmer Rouge trial. It was first broadcast on CTN on Monday 15 September 2014.

A total of 16 new programs (episodes 38 – 53) have been sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) in a two-year project aimed at aiding National Reconciliation.

In ‘Case 002′, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, two leading members of the Khmer Rouge regime (in power from 1975 to 1979), were accused of a multitude of atrocious crimes including Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.

Episodes 38 to 46 covered the ‘Closing Statements’, the verdicts and sentences, legal and the public’s reactions to the outcome in this trial. Ep 47 was the first of three ‘thematic’ programs on issues arising during proceedings. It covered the structure of the Khmer rouge hierarchy. Episode 48 covered the KR’s forced population evacuations of Cambodian cities.

Episode 49, the last of three ‘thematic’ programs, covers the details of reparations requested by Civil Parties and granted by the Court during Case 002/02.

Later episodes will report on the issues involved, any appeals and their outcomes.

The trial, held under the auspices of the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) is currently taking place in a courtroom just outside Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

The court is a hybrid tribunal which applies both International and Cambodian law to try the alleged crimes of the defendants – Nuon Chea (‘Brother Number Two’), Khieu Samphan (Head of State).

Ieng Thirith (Social Affairs Minister) was declared unfit to stand trial early in the proceedings. Ieng Sary (Foreign Minister) who was also facing charges died a few months ago.

‘Facing Justice’, shown on Cambodia’s top TV channel (CTN), presents a summary of the courtroom’s highlights. In addition, the show provides straightforward explanations to help its 85% rural audience understand the complex legal issues likely to arise as this important trial proceeds.

Partners in the project include Khmer Mekong Films and the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI), a joint project of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.

The USAID programs will later be screened in villages across the country – used as outreach material to aid national reconciliation.

Previous sponsors of ‘Facing Justice’ were the US Department of State and the German Embassy, Phnom Penh.

‘Time for Justice’, programs covering Case 001 – the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (in charge of the Khmer Rouge S-21 interrogation center), was covered by 27 similar TV programs, sponsored by the British Embassy, Phnom Penh.

Copyright East-West Center 2014

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | September 6, 2014

Facing Justice, Episode 48


‘Facing Justice’ has returned to Cambodian TV screens after a break of several months.

This is the 48th episode of a series of weekly TV reports about the proceedings in the second Khmer Rouge trial. It was first broadcast on CTN on Monday 8 September 2014.

A total of 16 new programs (episodes 38 – 53) have been sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) in a two-year project aimed at aiding National Reconciliation.

Episodes 38 to 46 covered the ‘Closing Statements’, the verdicts and sentences, legal and the public’s reactions to the outcome in the trials of the two Accused, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. Ep 47 was the first of three ‘thematic’ programs on issues arising from the trial. It covers the structure of the Khmer rouge hierarchy.

Episode 48, the second of three ‘thematic’ programs, covers the details of the KR’s forced population evacuations of Phnom Penh and other cities that emerged during Case 002/02.

Later episodes will report on the issues involved, any appeals and their outcomes.

In what is known as ‘Case 002′, two leading members of the Khmer Rouge regime (in power from 1975 to 1979) are accused of a multitude of atrocious crimes including Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.

The trial, held under the auspices of the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) is currently taking place in a courtroom just outside Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

The court is a hybrid tribunal which applies both International and Cambodian law to try the alleged crimes of the defendants — Nuon Chea (‘Brother Number Two’), Khieu Samphan (Head of State).

Ieng Thirith (Social Affairs Minister) was declared unfit to stand trial early in the proceedings. Ieng Sary (Foreign Minister) who was also facing charges died a few months ago.

‘Facing Justice’, shown on Cambodia’s top TV channel (CTN), presents a summary of the courtroom’s highlights. In addition, the show provides straightforward explanations to help its 85% rural audience understand the complex legal issues likely to arise as this important trial proceeds.

Partners in the project include Khmer Mekong Films and the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI), a joint project of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.

The USAID programs will later be screened in villages across the country – used as outreach material to aid national reconciliation.

Previous sponsors of ‘Facing Justice’ were the US Department of State and the German Embassy, Phnom Penh.

‘Time for Justice’, programs covering Case 001 – the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (in charge of the Khmer Rouge S-21 interrogation center), was covered by 27 similar TV programs, sponsored by the British Embassy, Phnom Penh.

Copyright East-West Center 2014

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | September 6, 2014

Facing Justice, Episode 47

‘Facing Justice’ has returned to Cambodian TV screens after a break of several months.

This is the 47th episode of a series of weekly TV reports about the proceedings in the second Khmer Rouge trial. It was first broadcast on CTN on Monday 1 September 2014.

A total of 16 new programs (episodes 38 – 53) have been sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) in a two-year project aimed at aiding National Reconciliation.

Episodes 38 to 46 covered the ‘Closing Statements’, the verdicts and sentences, legal and the public’s reactions to the outcome in the trials of the two Accused, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

Episode 47, the first of three ‘thematic’ programs, covers the details of the structure of the Khmer Rouge hierarchy that emerged during Case 002/02.

Later episodes will report on the issues involved, any appeals and their outcomes.

In what is known as ‘Case 002′, two leading members of the Khmer Rouge regime (in power from 1975 to 1979) are accused of a multitude of atrocious crimes including Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.

The trial, held under the auspices of the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) is currently taking place in a courtroom just outside Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

The court is a hybrid tribunal which applies both International and Cambodian law to try the alleged crimes of the defendants — Nuon Chea (‘Brother Number Two’), Khieu Samphan (Head of State).

Ieng Thirith (Social Affairs Minister) was declared unfit to stand trial early in the proceedings. Ieng Sary (Foreign Minister) who was also facing charges died a few months ago.

‘Facing Justice’, shown on Cambodia’s top TV channel (CTN), presents a summary of the courtroom’s highlights. In addition, the show provides straightforward explanations to help its 85% rural audience understand the complex legal issues likely to arise as this important trial proceeds.

Partners in the project include Khmer Mekong Films and the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI), a joint project of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.

The USAID programs will later be screened in villages across the country – used as outreach material to aid national reconciliation.

Previous sponsors of ‘Facing Justice’ were the US Department of State and the German Embassy, Phnom Penh.

‘Time for Justice’, programs covering Case 001 – the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (in charge of the Khmer Rouge S-21 interrogation center), was covered by 27 similar TV programs, sponsored by the British Embassy, Phnom Penh.

Copyright East-West Center 2014

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | August 30, 2014

Facing Justice, Episode 46

‘Facing Justice’ has returned to Cambodian TV screens after a break of several months.

This is the 46th episode of a series of weekly TV reports about the proceedings in the second Khmer Rouge trial.

A total of 16 new programs (episodes 38 – 53) have been sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) in a two-year project aimed at aiding National Reconciliation.

Episodes 38 to 45 covered the ‘Closing Statements’, the verdicts and sentences, and legal reactions to the outcome in the trials of the two Accused, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

This episode – 46 – covers the reactions of members of the public to the guilty verdicts and life sentences imposed on both men. Later episodes will report on the issues involved, any appeals and their outcomes.

In what is known as ‘Case 002′, two leading members of the Khmer Rouge regime (in power from 1975 to 1979) are accused of a multitude of atrocious crimes including Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.

The trial, held under the auspices of the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) is currently taking place in a courtroom just outside Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

The court is a hybrid tribunal which applies both International and Cambodian law to try the alleged crimes of the defendants — Nuon Chea (‘Brother Number Two’), Khieu Samphan (Head of State). Ieng Thirith (Social Affairs Minister) was declared unfit to stand trial early in the proceedings. Ieng Sary (Foreign Minister) who was also facing charges died a few months ago.

‘Facing Justice’, shown on Cambodia’s top TV channel (CTN), presents a summary of the courtroom’s highlights. In addition, the show provides straightforward explanations to help its 85% rural audience understand the complex legal issues likely to arise as this important trial proceeds.

Partners in the project include Khmer Mekong Films and the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI), a joint project of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.

The USAID programs will later be screened in villages across the country – used as outreach material to aid national reconciliation. Previous sponsors of ‘Facing Justice’ were the US Department of State and the German Embassy, Phnom Penh.

‘Time for Justice’, programs covering Case 001 – the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (in charge of the Khmer Rouge S-21 interrogation center), were covered by 27 similar TV programs, sponsored by the British Embassy, Phnom Penh.

Copyright East-West Center 2014

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | August 26, 2014

KRT Trial Monitor C002/02 – Initial Hearing (30 July 2014)

On 30 July 2014, the Trial Chamber of the ECCC presided over an Initial Hearing in Case  002/02 against two alleged senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge: Nuon Chea, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, and Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea.  Following the Court’s severance decision, Case 002/02 is the  second trial against these Accused.

Read the report:

KRT Monitor — Initial Hearing Report  (30 July 2014)

English

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | August 26, 2014

Facing Justice, Episode 45

This is the 45th episode of a series of weekly TV reports about the proceedings in the second Khmer Rouge trial.

A total of 16 new programs (episodes 38 – 53) have been sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) in a two-year project aimed at aiding National Reconciliation.

Episodes 38 to 44 covered the ‘Closing Statements’, the verdicts and sentences in the trials of the two Accused, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

This episode – 45 – covers the reactions of leading trial lawyers to the guilty verdicts and life sentences imposed on both men. Read More…

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | August 26, 2014

Facing Justice, Episode 44

‘Facing Justice’ returns to Cambodian TV screens after a break of several months.

This is the 44th episode of a series of weekly TV reports about the proceedings in the second Khmer Rouge trial.

A total of 16 new programs (episodes 38 – 53) have been sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) in a two-year project aimed at aiding National Reconciliation.

Episodes 38 to 43 covered the ‘Closing Statements’ in the trials of the two Accused, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

This episode – 44 – covers the verdicts and the sentencing.

Later episodes will report on reaction to the verdicts and sentences, the issues involved, any appeals and their outcomes.

In what is known as ‘Case 002′, two leading members of the Khmer Rouge regime (in power from 1975 to 1979) are accused of a multitude of atrocious crimes including Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.

The trial, held under the auspices of the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) is currently taking place in a courtroom just outside Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

The court is a hybrid tribunal which applies both International and Cambodian law to try the alleged crimes of the defendants – Nuon Chea (‘Brother Number Two’), Khieu Samphan (Head of State).

Ieng Thirith (Social Affairs Minister) was declared unfit to stand trial early in the proceedings. Ieng Sary (Foreign Minister) who was also facing charges died a few months ago.

‘Facing Justice’, shown on Cambodia’s top TV channel (CTN), presents a summary of the courtroom’s highlights. In addition, the show provides straightforward explanations to help its 85% rural audience understand the complex legal issues likely to arise as this important trial proceeds.

Partners in the project include Khmer Mekong Films and the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI), a joint project of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.

The USAID programs will later be screened in villages across the country – used as outreach material to aid national reconciliation.

Previous sponsors of ‘Facing Justice’ were the US Department of State and the German Embassy, Phnom Penh.

‘Time for Justice’, programs covering Case 001 – the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (in charge of the Khmer Rouge S-21 interrogation center), was covered by 27 similar TV programs, sponsored by the British Embassy, Phnom Penh.

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for over 50 years. For more information about USAID and its programs, please visit http://www.usaid.gov.

Copyright East-West Center 2014

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | August 6, 2014

Closing Statements in Case 002/01

October 2013 saw three weeks of closing statements in Case 002/01 by parties and  statements from Co-Accused Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

For an in depth week by week overview of the arguments presented before the Court, read the issues here:

70 ■ Week 65 ■ 16-18 October 2013

71 ■ Week 66 ■ 21-15 October 2013

72 ■ Week 67 ■ 28-31 October 2013

Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | July 21, 2014

AIJI Outreach: Media at the Khmer Rouge Trials

Click here to read Christoph Sperfeldt’s (Regional Program Coordinator of AIJI) article in AsiaPacific Issues concerning some of AIJI’s work in mass media outreach:

“Increasingly, individuals who have perpetrated mass atrocities are being held to account in criminal tribunals. Whether these are in-country tribunals or convened elsewhere, one of their main purposes is to obtain justice for victims. Building a bridge between the tribunal and the affected population is key to achieving this and other goals, such as promoting the rule of law and community reconciliation. But limited or ineffective outreach can negate the wider potential of these tribunals. Surprisingly, tribunals do not typically give the outreach process the priority needed to realize its potential. The case of the tribunal in Cambodia, which is trying leaders of the Khmer Rouge, demonstrates that innovative approaches to outreach—including, in this case, a TV series in a popular talk-show format—can help ensure that the opportunity for national progress provided by the tribunal is fully realized”

 

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Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | May 29, 2014

Severance and Scope of Case 002/02

On 4 April 2014, ECCC Trial Chamber released decision E301/9/1, “Decision on Additional Severance of Case 002 and Scope of Case 002/02.” AIJI summarized the Trial Chamber’s decision in the chart below, detailing the Court’s reasoning and the specifics of scope for Case 002/02.

PDF here:

Khmer: Severance & Scope Case 002/02

For a PDF with links, please refer to the Severance & Scope of Case 002/02 Chart in English

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Severance & Scope of Case 002/02

 

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