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Legacy of Khmer Rouge Tribunal at Risk without Cambodian Support: Observers Say

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Observers following the troubled Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal say an escalating dispute with the Cambodian government makes it increasingly unlikely that new charges will ever be brought against remaining suspects. The United Nations-backed court has already sentenced one former Khmer Rouge official to life in prison, and is hearing a second case against the […]

Tensions Rise in Khmer Rouge Tribunal Feud

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A feud between judges on the Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal erupted anew on Monday, with a Cambodian judge welcoming the resignation of a European counterpart who quit last week complaining of improper interference in ongoing probes. Cambodian co-investigating Judge You Bunleng, in a lengthy statement, said he is convinced the resignation of Swiss Judge […]

Second Judge Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal Complaining of Interference

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A second international judge has resigned from the tribunal prosecuting Khmer Rouge war crimes, complaining of improper interference in his work. Laurent Kaspar-Ansermet announced his decision Monday, on the same day the tribunal was expecting to hear dramatic evidence from the convicted Khmer Rouge prison warden known as Duch . The Swiss jurist joined the […]

Judge to Probe Khmer Rouge Case Despite Cambodian Resistance

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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An international judge attached to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal says he has begun investigating a new case of suspected atrocities, without the support of his Cambodian co-investigating judge. Swiss Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet, in a statement Thursday from Phnom Penh, said he does not need the approval of Cambodian colleague You Bunleng to move […]

UN Rejects Cambodian Move to Block Tribunal Judge

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a Swiss jurist will soon begin work as an investigating magistrate at the special tribunal probing Khmer Rouge war crimes despite the Cambodian government’s refusal to approve his appointment to the court. U.N. spokesman David Scheffer, speaking Wednesday, said Cambodia has no legal authority to block Swiss Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet from […]

Cambodia Refuses to Seat Swiss Judge at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Cambodia is refusing to permit a Swiss investigating judge to take his place on the tribunal trying suspected Khmer Rouge war crimes, blocking at least two pending cases. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the U.N. has been formally notified of Cambodia’s decision not to appoint Swiss magistrate […]

Cambodia Refuses to Seat Swiss Judge at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Cambodia is refusing to permit a Swiss investigating judge to take his place on the tribunal trying suspected Khmer Rouge war crimes, blocking at least two pending cases. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the U.N. has been formally notified of Cambodia’s decision not to appoint Swiss magistrate […]

Cambodia Refuses to Seat Swiss Judge at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Cambodia is refusing to permit a Swiss investigating judge to take his place on the tribunal trying suspected Khmer Rouge war crimes. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the U.N. has been formally notified of Cambodia’s decision not to appoint Swiss magistrate Laurent Kasper-Ansermet to the court. The […]

US War Crimes Expert to Advise Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading American war crimes expert has been named to advise the international tribunal trying former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed David Scheffer as the U.N. “Special Expert” to advise the panel, which is currently trying the top three surviving Khmer Rouge leaders. Scheffer, who served as ambassador […]

Lebanon Tribunal Appoints Lawyers to Represent Hezbollah Defendants

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says it has appointed lawyers to represent four Hezbollah members accused in the case. The U.N.-backed tribunal announced the move in a statement Wednesday. It said the purpose of the legal representation is to ensure that the rights and interests of those […]

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