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21 September 2010 by Lula Ahrens

“I’m afraid it won’t meet international standards,” warns Nuon Chea’s - or brother Number two’s -lawyer. He has serious doubts about the fairness of the trial which is set to start in 2011. Nuon Chea is among four former Khmer Rouge leaders indicted last week for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and, under Cambodian law, murder, torture and religious persecution, at Cambodia’s war crimes tribunal.

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03 March 2008 by Erika Kinetz

On February 26 and 27, Kaing Guek Eav, alias "Duch", returned to the scenes of his alleged crimes in Phnom Penh. It had been 29 years since he had set foot in the S-21 detention and torture center that he commanded from April 1975 to January 1979 and in the Choeung Ek killing fields where the majority of prisoners perished.

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14 January 2015

International courts are increasingly looking at ways to compensate victims of crimes for their suffering. For its first issue in 2015, IJT 173 is thus focusing on reparations. Our correspondents examine the reparations controversy at the ECCC, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal; developments at the ICC; disgruntled victims in northern Uganda; and the story of Srebrenica survivor Hasan Nuhanovic, who won a landmark civil case against the Dutch government for compensation.

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People wait in line to see the opening statements of Case 002 at the ECCC on 23 November 2011. Copyright Flickr/krtribunal
13 January 2015 by Julia Wallace and Kuch Naren, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Chum Mey and Bou Meng spend a large part of the day, every day, sitting across from each other. The two elderly Cambodian men are among only a handful who survived a stint in the hellish S-21 prison, where over 12,000 people were jailed, tortured and sent to their deaths in a killing field outside Phnom Penh.

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24 November 2011

Links to articles and PDF of IJT 140.

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20 January 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 143.

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15 February 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 145.

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28 March 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 148.

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11 April 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 149.

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15 April 2014 by Julia Wallace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) defined, on April 4, the scope of the second trial of the last two senior Khmer Rouge leaders. The judges have given a go ahead for what should be, on paper, a crucial trial before the ECCC, which finally addresses the most serious crimes of the Khmer Rouge: genocide, forced labour, forced marriage, rape and internal purges. 

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