The purpose of this law is to bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic The statute of limitations set forth in the Penal Code shall be extended for an. ECCC Law & Procedure. Agreement to Establish an Independent Counsellor (pdf ). Law on the Establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers (pdf). Agreement. Negotiating History and Analysis of ECCC Law. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia* by David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman.

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Extraordinary Chambers dtatute the Courts of Cambodia. In Case36, people observed the trial and appeal hearings. Command responsibility Superior orders Joint criminal enterprise Law of war Universal jurisdiction Non-combatant.

In NovemberIeng Thirith was found to be mentally unfit to stand trial, due to Alzheimer’s disease. As early as Novemberthe Defence Support Section attempted to assign lawyers to represent the interests of the suspects in Cases and Note that these are the counts with which an individual was indicted, not convicted. The financial assistance will go primarily towards legal representation for the victims, effective legal participation, and information dissemination.

Khieu Samphan acted as one of the Khmer Rouge’s most powerful officials. Although it is a national court, it was established as part of an agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nationsand its members include both local and foreign judges.

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statkte Died on 14 March ; proceedings terminated on 14 March [37]. Retrieved from ” https: The OCP processes victim complaints; conducts the preliminary investigations first investigatory stage ; and issues Introductory Submissions to the Office of Co-Investigating Judges where there is sufficient evidence of crimes within the jurisdiction of the ECCC having been committed.

On 7 Augusthe received a life sentence for crimes against humanity. The agreement was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly. He headed the Santebal —a special branch of the Khmer Rouge in charge of internal security and running prison camps. Allegations against Thirith include crimes against humanity, genocide and breaches shatute the Geneva Convention. Retrieved 1 June The current judges are: Furthermore, the ECCC has been criticized for its general stagnancy in relation to its finances.


Ieng Sary died in March Documentation Center of Cambodia. The DSS also acts as a voice for the defence in the media and at outreach events, and organises a legacy program.

Crimes against international law. Many international critics say these closings stem from a reluctance by the Cambodian government to try Khmer Rouge officials who managed to switch alliances towards the end of the conflict.

The victims’ role is crucial since the tribunal is an important mechanism for them to cope with their trauma. However, this was reduced owing to his illegal detention by the Cambodian Military Court between and and time already spent in the custody of the ECCC. Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia.

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Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Seven areas of relevance resurfaced frequently during Kang Kew Lew’s trial: Presently it has jurisdiction over certain crimes that violate the Penal Code of Cambodia, crimes under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocidegeneral crimes against humanitycrimes under the Geneva Conventions war crimescrimes under the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflictand crimes under the Vienna Wtatute on Diplomatic Relations.

Both the Pre-Trial Chamber and the Trial Chamber are composed of three Cambodian and two international judges, while a Supreme Court Chamber is made up of four Cambodian judges and three international judges. The OCP is responsible ztatute the prosecution of cases throughout the investigative, pre-trial, trial and appellate stages.

Retrieved 8 August Timeline of key events The court can only prosecute two categories of alleged perpetrators for alleged crimes committed between 17 April and 6 January Died on 22 August ; proceedings had been suspended; released under judicial supervision on 16 September because “unfit to stand trial” due to illness [38].

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This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat The role of the OCP is stattute prosecute the senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge and others most responsible for the crimes committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea. The VSS is responsible for informing victims of their rights in the proceedings, and connecting them with legal representatives if they desire it. The Court, as with all other tribunals established by the United Nations, does not have the power to impose the death penalty.

Chronology & Negotiating History

On 26 Julythe tribunal found Kang Kek Iew guilty of crimes against humanity, and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. Ieng Sary was arrested on 12 November His hearings began on 17 September and concluded on 27 November Retrieved 7 August Since then, Ta Tith has become a statue businessman in Cambodia and Im Chaem has become a commune chief in Cambodia’s Anlong Veng District, further speculating political pressure would come to drop charges if these three were ever tried together.

Initially, Kang Kek Iew was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment. The court can only prosecute two categories of alleged perpetrators for alleged crimes committed between 17 April and 6 January The Office of Administration oversees the Budget and Finance, Information and Communication Technology, Security and Safety, General Services, Public Affairs, and Personnel units of the ECCC and is responsible for supporting and facilitating the judicial process through the effective, efficient and coordinated provision of services.