KRT’s Objectives

Since the end of 2006 ADHOC has been running the Khmer Rouge Trials and International Criminal Court Program. Its main objective is to ensure that the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) succeeds in delivering justice to the victims of the Khmer Rouge, and to seek safeguards that will prevent the perpetration of similar mass crimes in the future. Specific objectives include:
  • Increased awareness and understanding of the ECCC and its victim participation scheme.
  • Expansion and enhancement of victim participation through education on the court and the Civil Party application process, offering assistance and guidance to victims throughout the application process.
  • Facilitate communication between the Court and victims, Civil Parties, their lawyers and now Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers.
  • Ensure the meaningful participation by supporting Civil Parties to attend the trial by providing financial and logistical assistance.
  • Protect and ensure the rights of the Civil Parties by acting as a mouthpiece for victim’s rights, and providing critical dialogue and guidance to the court and other actors regarding victim participation.
  • ADHOC is committed to continuing its activities related to the KRT at least for the duration of case 002.