From 13 to 16 February 2012, the Trial Chamber held hearings for the Parties to present documentary evidence relevant to this segment of the trial. The Co-Prosecutors proffered evidence on the historical background of the CPK and its policies before and after 17 April 1975, as well as documents allegedly showing the role of each of the Accused in the regime. The Civil Party Co-Lawyers presented evidence of Khieu Samphan’s long-standing economic policies and highlighted the impact of those policies on the Civil Parties living under the regime. The Nuon Chea Defense, on the other hand, was scheduled to present six documents, but they were limited to two documents due to a pending objection against the others. Nuon Chea also took the opportunity to comment on a number of documents the other Parties presented.
The Chamber faced several legal and procedural issues this week relating to documentary evidence being used in the proceedings, the right of the Accused to have all substantive evidence considered by the Chamber, and the right to confront persons who have made statements being used as evidence.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 13 – Hearing on Evidence Week 8 (13-16 February 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 10