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Public Statement of Co-Investigating Judges over Staff Resignations

KI-Media Commentary, 12 June 2011


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Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Open Society Justice Iniative, June 2011 Update

(KI-Media, OSJI, Scribd)

Cambodian Khmer Rouge Tribunal Under Scrutiny

Radio Australia News, 14 June 2011

Cambodian Khmer Rouge Monitor Calls for UN Investigation into Judges

VOA, 14 June 2011

Pre-Trial Judges Suspend Blunk's Gag Order

The Cambodia Daily, 14 June 2011

Outgoing Consultant Blasts Tribunal Judges

The Phnom Penh Post, 14 June 2011

Tribunal Chamber Suspends Retraction Order for Prosecutor

VOA, 13 June 2011

A "Toxic Mistrust" at Cambodia's Dysfunctional Genocide Court

The Independent (UK), 13 June 2011

Disorder in the Court

The Phnom Penh Post, 13 June 2011

UN Staff Quit War Crimes Court as Fallout Continues over Third Case

DPA, 13 June 2011

UN Legal Team Walk Out on Stymied KR Cases

The Cambodia Daily, 13 June 2011

Disorder in the Court, Phnom Penh Post, 13 June 2011

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Great reminders by KI-Media

quoting C. S. Lewis, Wikipedia


re the banality of evil of bureaucracy

I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of 'Admin.' The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.


- C. S. Lewis


Sacrava - Theary Seng's Crime Against Bureaucracy, 10 June 2011

AKRVC Open Letter to Disloyal Staff of ECCC, 10 June 2011

In KI-Media

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Leaked Document Casts Doubt on Impartiality of KR Judges
Christian Science Monitor, 8 June 2011

Khmer Rouge Court Fury Over Insider Leak
AFP, 10 June 2011

KRT Judges Warn Press Over 003
The Phnom Penh Post, 10 June 2011

UN War Crimes Tribunal Judges Threaten Media With Contempt Charges
DPA, 10 June 2011

"Your Honor Clowns-In-Judicial robes, you mean this confidential document?"
KI-Media, 9 June 2011

Public Statement by Co-Investigating Judges
ECCC, 9 June 2011

UN-Cambodia Court: Excessive Secrecy, Exclusion and Fears of Inappropriate Interference
Amnesty International Public Statement, 8 June 2011

File on Sou Met, Meas Mut Leaks from Court
The Cambodia Daily, 10 June 2011

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AKRVC Open Letter to Andrew Cayley, 9 June 2011

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Extraordinary Reunion of

Father and Sons 36 Years Later

Dr. Sorpong Peou, KR Survivor and Chair of the Politics Department of University of Winnipeg, Enterpreneur Phyrun Peou, and Family are Miraculously Reunited with their Father Nam Peou, an Official of the Khmer Republic, Who Climbed Out of a Mass Grave after the KR Killed Him in 1975


AKRVC Press Release


PHNOM PENH, 8 June 2011: On 1 June 2011, Dr. Sorpong PEOU and other family members were reunited with their 86-year-old father for the first time in 36 years, since that fateful day in April 1975 when the Khmer Rouge came for their father, Mr. PEOU Nam, an official in the Ministry of Interior of the Lon Nol’s Khmer Republic, while the family of nine (parents and seven children) was celebrating Khmer New Year away from their Battambang home in border-crossing town of Poipet in Banteay Meanchey Province. 

Read more . . .

Mr. Nam PEOU

AKRVC Press Release: Extraordinary Reunion

Read the Phnom Penh Post coverage "Family Unites After 36 Years"


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Theary Seng's (Crimson) Response

to ECCC Co-Investigating Judges Press Release

Rejecting International Prosecutor's Request

for Investigations and Extension for Civil Parties in Case 003

7 June 2011

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Judges Dismiss Call to Probe New KRouge Case
AFP, 8 June 2011

Tribunal Judges Refuse to Re-Investigate Case 003
VOA, 7 June 2011

UN Cambodia War Crimes Court Rejects Call to Probe Case 3 Further
DPA, 7 June 2011

Judges Dismiss Case 003 Requests
The Phnom Penh Post, 8 June 2011

Phnom Penh Post, 8 June 2011

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Rob Hamill's BBC half-hour radio interview

6 June 2011

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Theary Seng's Response to Khmer Guardian

re US bombing and Chinese aid to the Khmer Rouge

(KI-Media, 4 June 2011)

The Pornography of Power, Alexander Haig and Henry Kissinger (file photo, 2006)

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A break from the sordid drama at the ECCC...

Human Rights Teachings Spread Ripples of Hope

By Melanie Haider, IPS, 1 June 2011

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Aging, ill war crimes suspects still face trials

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press

(London, 31 May 2011).  In KI-Media.



The age and medical condition of Khmer Rouge defendants is also a central issue at Cambodia's upcoming U.N.-backed tribunal, set next month to judge four of the brutal regime's top officials. The accused, ranging in age from 79 to 85, suffer from a variety of illnesses.

"To let them walk away because they are old means they would get away with it," Brad Adams, director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, said about the Khmer Rouge defendants. "They all appear to have some maladies but none of them have such significant illnesses that they are not competent to stand trial".


He said the Cambodian suspects are accused of masterminding the slaughter of up to two million people in their own country and should not be excused simply because they are infirm - or because it took so long for authorities to track them down.

"The reason they are so old is because of the failure of the states to track them down and charge them much earlier," Adams said. "They were living in Thailand and traveling around the world. It was a collective failure to deal with them."


In Cambodia, International Co-prosecutor Andrew Cayley said there is a strong public interest in trying the Khmer Rouge defendants.

"The public here want them tried," he said. "They want this case done as quickly as possible. After all the four accused are alleged to have murdered over a million and a half of their own people. Nobody I know thinks age is a bar to vigorously addressing that fact."

He said the defendants - former head of state Khieu Samphan, chief ideologue Nuon Chea, former Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith, and ex-foreign minister Ieng Sary - will receive quality medical care and monitoring during the trial. The top Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot died in 1998.

Theary Seng, a human rights lawyer whose parents were killed by the Khmer Rouge, said the fact that more than three decades have passed since the atrocities were committed has lessened the quality of the justice she and other victims will receive. She said victims are "bracing" for the possibility that one or two defendants will die before a verdict is reached.

"We are beyond the issues of fairness," she said. "It's an issue what is the highest quality of justice we can achieve in light of all the limitations and obstacles in our way. The advanced age of these four defendants is certainly one of the principal obstacles to quality justice. From the current standpoint, it's pretty shoddy justice we victims are getting from the Court."


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Prosecutor Blasts KRT Judges

The Phnom Penh Post, 30 May 2011

In KI-Media


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More in the News re ECCC Cases 003 and 004

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Q & A with Theary C. Seng

Mid-May 2011

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Appeal against the Order the Admissibility of Civil Party Application of Seng Chan Theary

In Khmer / English.  In KI-Media





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