The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, more commonly referred to as the ECCC or Khmer Rouge Tribunal, began operations in 2006 after a series of negotiations between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations dating back to 1997. The ECCC is a hybrid Cambodian court, receiving international support from the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT). The ECCC is charged with prosecuting senior leaders and those most responsible for crimes which took place inside the territory of Democratic Kampuchea between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979. More information about the establishment of the court, its organs and staff members can be found on the ECCC website:
Evidentiary hearings in the latest case, Case 002/02, came to a close on 11 January 2017 after almost exactly two years. Prior to that hearings were typically held from9:00am until 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday every week. KRT Trial Monitors have attended every public day of hearings in Cases 001, 002/01 and 002/02. Hearings are open to the public. The ECCC is located at:
National Road 4, Chaom Chau Commune
Porsenchey District, Phnom Penh
P.O. BOX 71 Cambodia
Closing statements in Case 002/02 are scheduled to take place from 5 June 2017. KRT Trial Monitors will continue to monitor the case’s progress and provide live updates on Twitter, daily summaries on Facebook and weekly reports on this website.