In an unexpected turn of events, during what was scheduled to be the weeklong hearing of Expert Witness Philip Short, the staff of the ECCC’s Interpretation and Translation Unit (ITU) announced a work boycott. They explained that they would not provide interpretation until they are paid salaries for the months of December 2012, January 2013, and February 2013. After an hour-long recess, the translators ultimately agreed to offer their services for 20 minutes, during which time the Trial Chamber discussed the health of the Accused Nuon Chea and Ieng Sary.
Read the report:
KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 54 – Hearing on Evidence Week 49 (4 March 2013).