Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: October 2015

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has made steady progress in the Case 002.2 trial against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, with the court now addressing genocide charges related to the treatment of Cham Muslims and ethnic Vietnamese by the Khmer Rouge.  

Meanwhile, appeal proceedings in the first trial judgment against the same accused continue, with requests for, and the hearing of, additional testimony before the Supreme Court Chamber.

A fifth international co-investigating judge has been appointed to complete the investigations in Cases 003 and 004, but there has been no public information about the UN-announced “review” of political interference in the issuance of arrest warrants in the cases. This report summarizes these developments.