Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | March 15, 2012

KRT Trial Monitor C002 – Issue 14 (12-15 March 2012)

 This week’s proceedings marked the beginning of the second segment of trial 1 (Case 002/1 segment 2), concerning the administrative and communication structures of the Democratic Kampuchea regime.

In lieu of requiring Parties to file written submissions, the Trial Chamber devoted a substantial amount of time to hearing the Parties’ arguments on the admissibility of documents.  The Chamber also heard arguments on issues relating to the right of the Accused to be physically present in court during the proceedings, regardless of the option to participate remotely at the holding cell.  Another issue discussed this week was the propriety of hearing an important expert witness, Professor Ben Kiernan, via video link instead of summoning him to appear in court.  The Defense Teams expressed concern that examining Kiernan through video link would be less effective as they would be unable to adequately judge Kiernan’s demeanor and whether he is telling the truth.

Read the report:

KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 14 – Hearing on Evidence Week 9 (12-15 March 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 11.

English – Khmer

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  1. […] evidence in summary and not transcript form.  (for example on discussion on this issue, see issue 14, 27, and […]


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