27 May 2011 by -

Two investigating judges at the Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal on Thursday issued a strong denial the UN-backed court was heading for a “crash,” as they faced increasing criticism for their work on controversial Case 003.

07 June 2011 by -

Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) are deliberating whether to wade into a bloody border conflict, after Cambodia asked that it order Thailand to withdraw troops from positions near an 11th century Hindu temple.

29 June 2011 by -

One of the four former Khmer Rouge leaders charged with genocide challenged the right of Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal to try him Tuesday, saying he already had been convicted of the crime and pardoned.

15 January 2002 by -

As adopted by National Assembly on 02 January, 2001 CHAPTER I


    ARTICLE 1: The purpose of this law is to bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea and those who were most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodia penal law, international humanitarian law and custom, and international conventions recognized by Cambodia, that were committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.



18 February 2008 by -

Read here the International Justice Tribune, No. 83

Table of content:

  • Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia: Victims revolving door opens
  • Trials in Croatia: 25 “equitable” trials in 2007
  • International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: Belgrade before the ICTY again

Click here to download the IJT, No. 83

18 July 2011 by -

Zakaria Bin Ahmad cannot forget the years of horror under the brutal Khmer Rouge when even praying was to risk death for Cambodia's persecuted minority Muslims.

03 May 2004 by -

Preparations for the trials of the former Khmer Rouge leadership are gradually taking shape. In June 2003 the United Nations and the Cambodian government agreed to work together to set up two special chambers at the Cambodian courts to hear crimes committed during the regime of Democratic Kampuchea. But since then, the political crisis over the formation of a coalition government has prevented the national assembly from approving the required legislation.

09 May 2005 by -

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, informed Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on 29 April that the agreement between the UN and Cambodia to prosecute crimes committed during the reign of Democratic Kampuchea has now entered into force. The same morning, European representatives in Phnom Penh announced that the European Commission is pledging 1 million euros

11 April 2005 by -

A decisive step has been taken towards setting up the Extraordinary Chambers to try Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia. Thirteen countries pledged a wide range of contributions at a fundraising conference organised by the United Nations secretariat on 28 March. The Japanese government's massive financial investment in the future trials may not be unrelated to its regional struggle for influence with China.