Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | April 1, 2009

KRT Trial Monitor C001 – Issue 2 (Week Ending 1 April 2009)

Following on from a largely symbolic hearing in mid-February, the Trial Chamber of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal recorded a second historic milestone this week by declaring open substantive proceedings in the case of Kaing Guek Eav alias ‘Duch’. Speaking “in the name of the people of Cambodia and the United Nations,” to a gallery packed to capacity and a flurry of media attention, Trial Chamber President Nil Nonn officially pronounced the accused charged with crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code.

Read the report:

KRT Trial Monitor C001 Issue No. 2 – Opening Statement (Week Ending 1 April 2009) corresponds with Duch on Trial Episode 1 part 1 and Episode 1 part 2

English – Khmer

Annex

English – Khmer

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