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6th Plenary Session of the ECCC Commences Monday 7 September 2009

Posted by khmernews on September 9, 2009

03 September 2009

RESS RELEASE

6th PLENARY SESSION OF THE ECCC
COMMENCES MONDAY 7 SETEMBER 2009

Between 7 and 11 September 2009, the ECCC will hold its 6th Plenary Session at the ECCC Main Courtroom, National Road 4, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

This Plenary Session will discuss proposed amendments to the Internal Rules concerning the conduct of ECCC proceedings, including rules relating to, amongst other things, protective measures, rules of evidence, deadlines for Civil Party applications, measures designed to expedite proceedings once a Closing Order is appealed, and procedure before the Supreme Court Chamber. The Plenary Session will also, in advance of Case 2, discuss proposed directions of change to the current model of victim participation. This discussion, which will be limited to concepts only, will seek a mandate to adapt the current Civil Party model to the requirements of mass crimes and the specific Cambodian context.
The media are invited to attend the opening of the Plenary Session, which will commence at 10 a.m on Monday 7 September in the ECCC Main Courtroom. Opening remarks will be made by the Plenary President, H.E. Kong Srim and Plenary International Vice-President Judge Silvia Cartwright.

A further press statement will be issued at the closing of the Plenary Session on Friday 11 September 2009.

For further information please contact:

Reach Sambath
Chief of Public Affairs, ECCC
Mobile: +855-12 488 156
Fax: +855-23 219 841
Email: reach.sambath@eccc.gov.kh

Lars Olsen
Legal Communications Officer, ECCC
Mobile: +855 (0) 12 488 023
Tel: +855 (0) 23 219 814 ext. 6169
email: olsenl@un.org

Dim Sovannarom
Press Officer, ECCC
Mobile: +855-12 488 094
Fax: +855-23 219 841
Email: reach.sambath@eccc.gov.kh

Yuko Maeda
Public Affairs Officer
Mobile: +855-12 488 319
Tel: +855 23 219 841 ext. 6139
Email: maeday@un.org

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