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Invitation to Attend the ECCC Pre-Trail Chamber Session 30 June 2008

Posted by khmernews on June 27, 2008

The Pre-Trial Chamber of the ECCC has scheduled a Public Hearing of the Appeal by Ieng Sary against the Order of Provisional Detention to open on 30 June 2008. The Chamber has decided to permit a live feed of the proceedings to be given to radio and television stations for public broadcast. Media representatives and the general public are also invited to attend in person. Read the rest of this entry »

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PRESS BRIEFING ON THE MEETING OF THE GROUP OF INTERESTED STATES Held in New York, 20 June 2008

Posted by khmernews on June 25, 2008

PRESS BRIEFING ON THE MEETING OF THE GROUP OF INTERESTED STATES held in New York, 20 June 2008

by the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Administration

24 June 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen Members of the Press

We are pleased to be able to give you a briefing on the meetings held in New York last week — namely the Steering Committee held at the Permanent Mission of Japan on Monday 16 June and the full meeting of the Group of Interested States on Friday 20 June at the United Nations headquarters — to discuss the new revised budget for the ECCC. Read the rest of this entry »

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ECCC : Press Statement

Posted by khmernews on June 25, 2008

A delegation from the ECCC, led by the Director of Administration, H.E. Sean Visoth and Deputy Director of Administration., Mr Knut Rosandhaug, participated in meetings of the Group of Interested States held in New York on 16 and 20 June 2008.

Productive discussions were held in a most constructive atmosphere as donors, the ECCC delegation and senior officials from the United Nations Secretariat discussed the new revised budget, which is presented in two parts: Part I to the end of 2009; and Part II including indicative projections for possible requirements through 2010. The budget reflects a number of changes and clarifications made in response to concerns expressed by the donors following the presentation of the draft in January 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joint Statement : ECCC Needs More Funding

Posted by khmernews on June 23, 2008

The undersigned members of Civil Society in Cambodia are committed to the success of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which is established by the Agreement between the United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia, and many of us are actively engaged in supporting the court through various activities including outreach and promoting victims participation, and monitoring the work of the ECCC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khmer Rouge Tribunal asks for US$ 50 million for 2008-2009

Posted by khmernews on June 23, 2008

The UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) has announced it will split its request for additional funding into three stages, with the first stage-from 2008-2009- to cost donors US$50 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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Invitation to a press conference on results of donors meetings on ECCC budget

Posted by khmernews on June 20, 2008

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is pleased to invite members of the media to a press conference on the results of the meetings with donors held in New York and on the current status of the ECCC budget.

The press conference will be held: at 1400 on Tuesday 24 June 2008 at the ECCC Information Centre 6A, St 21, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh (near Psar Kap Ko).

Presentations will be made by H.E. Sean Visoth, the Director of Administration and Mr Knut Rosandhaug, Deputy Director of Administration, on their return from New York where they participated in meetings of the Group of Interested States on 16 and 20 June 2008.

An overview of the budget will be introduced during the press conference and a summary of the current budgetary situation, including recent contributions.

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For further information please contact:
Reach Sambath, Press Officer 012 488156
Peter Foster, Public Affairs Officer 012 488421

Reach Sambath
Presss Officer
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Tel: (855) 12 891 567
Fax: (855) 23 219 841
Email: reach.sambath@eccc.gov.kh, reachsambath@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.eccc.gov.kh

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Japanese Assistance for the Project to Enhance, Jucidial Process of the ECCC

Posted by khmernews on June 18, 2008

PRESS RELEASE O8ECOOO4
Embassy of Japan June 17, 2008

Japanese OJJA News
Japanese Assistance for the Project to Enhance, Jucidial Process
Of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)

In response to the request from the Royal Government of Cambodia. the Government of Japan has decided to contribute USS 2,952,653 (two million nine hundred fifty-two thousand six hundred and fifty-three US dollars) of the counterpart fund of the Japanese Non-Project Grant Aid NPGA 2006 (Japan X) for the purpose of implementing the “Project to Enhance Judicial Process of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia”. This project is aimed at enhancing the work of the Office of Administration, which provides necessary administrative sen’iees to facilitate the judiciary offices and the Chambers. Read the rest of this entry »

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US Considers Funding Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted by khmernews on June 16, 2008

By Veasna

The US government has been mulling over the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s expense in order that it could decide whether or not to inject fund into the process of the tribunal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khieu Samphan Not Yet Discharged

Posted by khmernews on June 16, 2008

Phnom Penh: Former Democratic Kampuchea State Presidium Chairman Khieu Samphan, ill with hypertension, has not been discharged from well-known state-run Calmette Hospital yet up to May 28, while the other four ailing Khmer Rouge leaders have not been reported in serious conditions that need hospitalization. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forum tackles students’ ignorance about Khmer Rouge

Posted by khmernews on June 5, 2008

By Dan Poynton

Ignorance of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge (KR) and of the ongoing Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) is a serious problem among the youth of Cambodia. It has often been reported that young Cambodians deny the atrocities could have happened in their country, despite their parents having undergone extreme suffering and loss during the KR era. Last Sunday, in an effort to address this knowledge gap in Cambodia’s youth, the Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) and Church World Services ran a forum in Phnom Penh on the KR regime and KRT, attended by two hundred tertiary students form various Phnom Penh universities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joint Statement Welcome to UN Expert Advisor, David Tolbert

Posted by khmernews on June 5, 2008

JOINT STATEMENT
Welcome to UN Expert Advisor, David Tolbert
Phnom Penh, 28 April 2008

The above organizations are members of Civil Society in Cambodia committed to the success of the ECCC.  We warmly welcome you to your position of expert advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations to assist the ECCC’s United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT). Read the rest of this entry »

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Khieu Samphan’s first Trial Hearing at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted by khmernews on June 5, 2008

Sam Rith

On April 23, Former Khmer Rouge Leader Khieu Samphan appeared at Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) for his “Appeal Brief against the provisional Detention Order of November 2007”, though no date for bale was mentioned by the court. Khieu Samphan, 76, former Khmer Rouge head of state, was detained by KRT in November. He is charged with crime against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949. He is represented by Co-lawyers Say Bory and Jacques Verges, a French national known for his defense of notorious figures including Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Venezuelan terrorist “Carlos the Jackal”. Khieu Sampham, alias Hem, was born on July 27, 1931, in Rom Chek commune, Rom Duol district, Svay Rieng province. The information was contained in the Examination Report conducted by Co-Rapporteurs Huot Vuthy and Rowan Downing. Read the rest of this entry »

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France pledges KRT funds

Posted by khmernews on June 5, 2008

Neth Pheaktra

France has vowed to grant over US$ 1 million to the Khemr Rouge Tribunal (KRT). On Friday, Rama Yade, France secretary of state for foreigner affairs, told reporters in Phnom Penh that France would continue to support the KRT. Read the rest of this entry »

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KRT hopes HR audit clears mismanagement doubts

Posted by khmernews on June 5, 2008

AP/ Ly Menghour

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s (KRT) much maligned human resources procedure has been given a clean bill of health by an audit hopes to enhance trust in the court just as it needs more funding. Read the rest of this entry »

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