On the 20th of December 2013, Trial Chamber President Nil Nonn issued a memorandum concluding that proceeding with the existing to oversee the proceedings for Case 002/02 would prove more expeditious than appointing a whole new bench, though he acknowledged reservations about the legality of either approach.[i] Heeding the Supreme Court Chamber’s direction that evidentiary hearings in Case 002/02 should begin as soon as possible after the closing statement of Case 002/01, President Nil Nonn released a tentative on 24 December 2013, asking the parties to prepare their submissions on the scope for Case 002/02.[ii]
In response to this, the Khieu Samphan Defense team filed a written submission on 5 January 2014 that asked the Chamber to wait until the final verdict is reached in Case 002/01 before beginning the proceedings in the second trial.[iii] The Office of Co-Prosecutors, the Defense team for Nuon Chea, and the Civil Party Lawyers all contested this submission.
On 7 February 2014, The Trial Chamber issued a memo[iv] to schedule a Trial Management Meeting (TMM) on 11 February 2014. The meeting was called to address two points: the general response to Khieu Samphan’s Defense team’s submission on postponing Case 002/02 proceedings until the final verdict,[v] and the response to parties’ submissions on scope for Case 002/02.[vi]
Read the report in English: TMM Report – 11 February 2014