Category : KRT & ICC’s Reports

KRT Charges Two in Cases 003 and 004

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Khmer Rouge Tribunal International Co-Investigating Judge Mark Harmon officially brought charges against two suspects in controversial cases 003 and 004, progress for which he has been pushing for over the past two years.  Without the approval of his Cambodian counterpart, You Bunleng, Judge Harmon charged mid-ranking Khmer Rouge officers, Mr. […]

Report: Evaluation KRT Project 2010 – 2012

Executive Summary: One of the unique features of the ECCC is the possibility for the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime to participate in its proceedings as Civil Parties. The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (French acronym: ADHOC) is instrumental in assisting victims in doing so. In Case 001, ADHOC assisted more than one-third […]

COMMENTARY: CHRAC / KAS / Cambodian Bar Association Workshop on the ECCC’s Legacies

On March 12, the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), German political foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia invited to a high-calibre Workshop on the ‘Implementation of the ECCC Legacies for Domestic Legal and Judicial Reform’. While the foreign panelists gave compelling and comprehensive reports regarding the status quo of the ECCC’s legacy, as well as regarding future possibilities within the legacy-phase, the Cambodian panelists provided valuable first-hand knowledge on the demand-side of the Judicial Reform.

REPORT: Victims Participation before the ECCC – Baseline Study (ADHOC & Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, 2013)

ECCC 2013 report picture

Victims’ participation is one of the unique features of the trials held by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT). In November 2011, the ECCC Trial Chamber began its second trial, hearing evidence against three former top ranking Khmer Rouge leaders.

Nearly 4,000 victims participate as Civil Parties in this second case (Case 002), over ten times more than in the first trial. This unprecedented large number of Civil Parties in an already complex trial poses challenges for the Court, lawyers and NGOs alike to achieve a balance between the rights of victims to an effective participation and the rights of the accused to a timely trial.

Press Statement on the 10th anniversary of the ICC

Phnom Penh, Monday 2nd July 2012, half-day conference at the Hotel Le Royal – Raffles, Organized by ADHOC

ADHOC is honoured to present different resource speakers taking a look at the general ratification process in Asia & The Pacific to the progress of implementation under the principle of complementarity in harmonizing the national legislation with the crimes under the Rome Statute and its cooperation obligations.

ADHOC Civil Parties Give Statements at the ECCC

The first week of evidence hearings in the long anticipated trial for case 002 recently came to a close. Despite daily disruptions regarding various procedural matters, the Court demonstrated its flexibility when it came to health issues resulting from the advanced ages of the accused, witnesses and civil parties. Due to the high blood pressure of Nuon Chea, two Civil Parties were called early to start their testimony.

Briefing Note: Case 002 Opening Week at the ECCC

Nuon Chea's Response

Last week marked the beginning of substantive hearings in Case 002 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), with opening statements from the co-prosecutors and the defence team. In this historic case three accused stand charged for their senior roles in the Khmer Rouge regime, during which approximately 1.7 million, almost one quarter of the population, were killed or died due to starvation or disease. Mr. Nuon Chea, “Brother Number Two”, chief ideologist and Pol Pot’s right-hand man; Mr. Ieng Sary, former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister; and Mr. Khieu Samphan, former head of State, are accused of crimes against humanity (including extermination, enslavement, torture, persecution)