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The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (otherwise known as the ECCC, or the Khmer Rouge Tribunal) is the first internationalized Court dealing with mass crimes that enables victims to apply as civil parties, with a standing to act as a party to the proceedings alongside the prosecution and the defense. Civil Parties participate by supporting the prosecution and claiming reparations for the personal and direct harm they suffered.

This web-site has been created by International Civil Party Lawyers, Ms Silke Studzinsky and Ms Lyma Nguyen, to give victims and Civil Parties an independent voice and to provide information about civil party representation at the ECCC.  The web-site provides information on general topics surrounding the civil party mechanism, and has specific pages dedicated to the special interest groups represented by the legal teams of Ms Nguyen, the persecution and genocide of ethnic Vietnamese minority victims, and Ms Studzinsky, victims of sexual and gender based violence.

Recent News and Posts:

  • Cambodia’s Anti-Vietnam Obsession Anti-Vietnamese sentiment dominates Cambodia, even among otherwise progressive NGOs and political groups. By Tim Frewer September 06, 2016 originally published in the Diplomat On June 21, 2015 a mixed contingent of soldiers and police descended upon Areyksat village in Kandal province to forcibly remove 55 houseboats and 10 houses on the river banks. Unlike other violent evictions — which ...
  • Forced marriages- Seven couples decide to renew their vows Youth for Peace (YFP) organized for the second time a remarriage ceremony for seven couples who were forced to be married under the Khmer Rouge. Last year, a ceremony for five couples was held. ‘Only ‘Lovers’ left alive- Forced to marry under a genocidal regime-Seven couples decide to renew their vows’ by Dene-Hern Chen, Al Jazeera
  • Civil Party Tells KRT of Surviving Slaughter The Cambodia Daily | December 8 2015 | George White A civil party testifying at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday described narrowly surviving while his relatives were brutally murdered as part of the regime’s purge of ethnic Vietnamese. Choeung Yaing Chaet, 52, was giving testimony in the phase of Case 002/02 dealing with the re­gime’s treatment ...
  • Victim recalls family’s murder in KRT testimony The Phnom Penh Post | Tuesday, 8 December 2015 | Zoe Holman The lone survivor of the execution of a Vietnamese family recounted his experiences at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday as parties continued to probe the treatment of the ethnic minority under the Democratic Kampuchea regime. Civil party Choeng Yang Chat testified about events in Kampong Chhnang province ...
  • Statement of the International Co-Investigating Judge Regarding Case 004 On 9 December 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Mr Yim Tith with the following alleged crimes: Genocide of the Khmer Krom; Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; deportation; imprisonment; torture; persecution against the so-called “17 April people”, “East Zone Evacuees”, Northwest Zone cadres, their families and subordinates, as well as the Khmer Krom and Vietnamese; ...
  • Genocide Charges Delivered to Muth Phnom Penh Post | Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon Case 003 suspect Meas Muth was charged with genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Convention and homicide yesterday morning by Khmer Rouge tribunal international co-investigating judge Michael Bohlander in Battambang town. Muth had already been charged in absentia in March by former international co-investigating ...
  • Mr Meas Muth charged in Case 003 Posted 14 December 2015 by ECCC On 14 December 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Mr Meas Muth with the following alleged crimes: Genocide; Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; imprisonment; torture; persecution; other inhumane acts (inhumane treatment, enforced disappearances, forced labour, forced marriage, rape and attacks on human dignity due to conditions of detention); Grave Breaches of ...
  • Suspect charged in KRT’s Case 004 PHNOM PENH POST | ALESSANDRO MARAZZI SASSOON | 9 DECEMBER 2015 Charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Convention and homicide were brought against Yim Tith, alias “Ta Tith”, by international co-investigating judge Michael Bohlander at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday. Case 004 suspect Ta Tith, now a wealthy businessman, was a mid-level commander ...
  • Former KR Official Ta Tith Charged With Genocide CAMBODIA DAILY | BY GEORGE WRIGHT AND KHUON NARIM | DECEMBER 10, 2015 Former Khmer Rouge official Yim Tith, more commonly known as Ta Tith, was on Wednesday charged with crimes including genocide in Case 004 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Ta Tith, who stands accused of a slew of crimes allegedly committed during ...
  • “Were you a cadre yourself?” – Defense Counsel Confronts Civil Party Cambodia Tribunal Monitor, December 3 2015 by Leonie Kijewski, LLM (Maastricht) Today, December 03 2015, Civil Party Prak Doeun concluded his testimony. He gave more details about the killing of his family. Nuon Chea Defense Counsel tried to find out whether Mr. Doeun had been forced to kill his wife and was therefore not telling the ...

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