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ECCC PRE-TRIAL CHAMBER HEARING on 4 December 2008

Posted by khmernews on November 18, 2008

ECCC PRE-TRIAL CHAMBER HEARING

4 December 2008

The Pre-Trial Chamber of the ECCC has scheduled a public hearing on the Appeal against the Decision to Deny the Request for Translation of Khieu Samphan’s Case File. 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.

Please Note: The AV Connections for the media are now BNC for video and XLR for audio.

The session will commence at 9:00 am on 4 December 2008. All people must be in their designated seats 30 minutes before the opening of the session. It is recommended to arrive at the ECCC between 8.00am and 8.30am in order to leave enough time for security checking and issuance of tickets. Gates will close by 09:00am or when all seats in the court room are fully occupied. All persons seeking admission to the ECCC must present a proof of identification (including a photo) and must pass through a security check. Please note, no persons under 18 years of age will be admitted to the court. No mobile phones, large bags, food or drink will be permitted in the main court room.

Seats in the main court room have been allocated as follows:

Media – Advance registration is required. Deadline Tuesday 2 December at 5 pm. If these seats are not fully utilised by 10am on the day of the hearing, they will be re-assigned to the general public. For details of media access and facilities please contact:

Mr. Mao Vutha on 023 219814 extension 6166, or 011 364444 or 092 828283 or email: mao.vutha@eccc.gov.kh

NGO representatives – 50 seats for national and international NGO representatives (maximum 2 per organisation). Advance registration is required. Deadline Tuesday 2 December at 5 pm. If these seats are not fully utilised by 9:00 am on the day of the hearing, they will be re-assigned to the general public.

Groups — 140 seats for groups (maximum 20 per group). Advance registration is required. Deadline Tuesday 2 December at 5 pm. If these seats are not fully utilized by 9:00 am on the day of the hearing, they will be re-assigned to the general public.

Individual members of the general public are encouraged to register in advance and will be seated on a first come, first served basis. 100 seats have been reserved. Express admission will be provided for those whose names have been supplied to us in advance. Registration in advance is required if you wish to use the ECCC free buses (see below).

Transport – the ECCC will provide free buses for media and public who do not have their own means of transport from downtown Phnom Penh to the ECCC and return. Buses will depart from in front of the ECCC information Center at 7:15 am and the main Phnom Penh Railway Station 7:30am. Advance registration is required.

To register for seats and transport, please contact Chin Hemvichet as follows:

Telephone: (023) 219814, extension 6065 or (012) 696220 Fax: (023) 219841

Email: info@eccc.gov.kh

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia are situated in Chaom Chau,16 kilometres from Phnom Penh, on the left hand side of National Road 4. Public and media please enter from the Visitors Gate at the Eastern end of the compound.

Facilities – Drinking water will be provided in the hallway outside the courtroom. No food or drink is allowed in the courtroom. Toilets are provided in the court building and the car park. Parking will be provided for visitors to the ECCC with their own buses or cars. Assistance for those with disabilities will be provided, including wheelchair access.

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