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Human Rights Watch said Monday that two judges behind a string of controversial decisions and statements should resign from the United Nations-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal.

By Robert Carmichael, Phnom Penh

The US-based rights group said the tribunal’s investigating judges – Germany’s Siegfried Blunk and Cambodia’s You Bunleng – had “egregiously violated their legal and judicial duties”.

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24 February 2010 by -

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23 September 2011 by -

Four former Khmer Rouge leaders on trial for genocide in Cambodia will first face charges of crimes against humanity after a UN-backed court on Thursday announced a plan to separate the prosecution process.

The trial at the Extraordinary Chambers of Cambodia (ECCC), long awaited by survivors of the brutal regime, will be divided into smaller sections, beginning with "the forced movement of population (phases one and two) and the related charges of crimes against humanity," the court said.

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02 February 2012 by -

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28 March 2012 by -

In retrospect, the tenure of Swiss investigating judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was headed for a crash-landing as soon as it took off. He arrived here as a marked man, immediately branded “The Tweeting Judge” for his avid use of the microblogging site.

By Julia Wallace, Phnom Penh

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11 October 2011 by Christian Chartier

A brilliant book by Thierry Cruvellier! Available in French - but one only can hope it will soon be translated into Khmer, English and other languages. With all due respect to the writer’s sharp pen and underlying albeit biting irony. His work reads like a novel. However, this is no fiction – unfortunately: the some 12,000 people who died in the infamous S-21 prison, managed by Duch, are real.

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11 October 2011 by Robert Carmichael

Siegfried Blunk, the controversial German co-investigating judge, resigned from the United Nations’-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal Monday saying public comments by Cambodian politicians had made his position untenable.

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24 February 2010 by Jared Ferie

When the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) hands down its first verdict in the coming weeks, it will be a landmark for a tribunal mired in allegations of political interference. It will also be a judgment on a man who admitted responsibility for torture and killings at a Khmer Rouge prison he ran, but simultaneously argued that he was following orders he could not reject.

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