Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | July 4, 2013

KRT Trial Monitor C002 – Issue 66 (1-4 July 2013)

This week, the Court managed to hear the testimony of four witnesses over four days.  Witnesses Pech Chim, Lev Lam, Ek Hen and Sum Alatt testified primarily on the alleged role of the Co-Accused, the purging of Lon Nol officials, and arrests of KR cadres.  The Parties raised a number of objections during the course of the week, primarily in relation to the leading, repetitive and speculative nature of questions, in addition to questions alleged to fall outside the scope of Case 002/01.  The Chamber also sought to limit questions to those strictly within Case 002/01 and exhibited a consistent effort to keep the hearing on schedule.  Monitors noted that this strictness might have contributed to some etiquette issues towards the end of the week.

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Trial Monitor Issue No. 66 – Hearing on Evidence Week 61 (1-4 July 2013).

English – Khmer

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  1. […] Another important issue that came up repeatedly regarding witness examination was the scope of their testimony. Almost every witness testimony, be it Civil Parties or other witnesses, was met with questions and objections by all Parties asserting the testimony was out of scope. Part of the confusion was because of the Trial Chamber’s ruling that some testimonies, in exceptional circumstances. will be allowed to go beyond the scope (Issue 6). Another source of uncertainty is whether or not Parties are allowed to discuss what is beyond the Scope for the purpose of providing context to the crimes included in the scope or to shed light on CPK Policies, Administrative Structure and Communication Structure, all are within Case 002/01 topics (for example see Issue 6, 37, 48, and 66). […]


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