The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: by Simon M. Meisenberg, Ignaz Stegmiller

By Simon M. Meisenberg, Ignaz Stegmiller

This e-book is the 1st accomplished examine at the paintings and functioning of the extreme Chambers within the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

The ECCC have been tested in 2006 to convey to trial senior leaders and people so much answerable for severe crimes devoted below the infamous Khmer Rouge regime. validated via household legislations following an contract in 2003 among the dominion of Cambodia and the UN, the ECCC’s hybrid gains offer a distinct process of responsibility for mass atrocities. The e-book involves an research of the paintings and jurisprudence of the ECCC, offering a close evaluate in their legacies and contribution to foreign felony legislations. the gathering, containing 20 chapters from major students and practitioners with inside of wisdom of the ECCC, talk about the main urgent subject matters and its implications for foreign felony legislations. those comprise the institution of the ECCC, subject material crimes, joint legal firm and procedural points, together with questions in regards to the attempting of frail accused people and the admission of torture statements into evidence.

Simon M. Meisenberg is an Attorney-at-Law in Germany, previously he was once a criminal consultant to the ECCC and a Senior felony Officer on the distinct court docket for Sierra Leone. Ignaz Stegmiller is Coordinator for the foreign courses of the school of legislations on the Franz von Liszt Institute for overseas and Comparative legislations, Giessen, Germany.

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The story of the ECCC is how it has faced up to these constant and unremitting challenges, and the stark contrast between the Court’s actual achievements and the way in which it is continually portrayed as a failure in reports in the press and by the bevy of monitors and observers who have scrutinized its every step. 21 The ECCC’s subject matter jurisdiction is limited to: • the following offences under Cambodia’s 1956 Penal Code: – Homicide (Articles 501, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507 and 508) – Torture (Article 500) – Religious Persecution (Articles 209 and 210) • the crime of genocide as defined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948 20GA Res.

55Rule 23quinquies ECCC Internal Rules (Rev. 6), adopted on 9 February 2009 and amended on 17 September 2010. 6), adopted on 9 February 2009 and amended on 17 September 2010. 54Judgment, 2 Trials and Tribulations: The Long Quest for Justice … 33 the German Government made a significant direct grant to the Victims Unit, funding that was renewed through 2015. Forums were held throughout the country, and teams assisted victims in completing the somewhat complex form the ECCC had developed for them to file a complaint and to apply for status as a Civil Party.

55Rule 23quinquies ECCC Internal Rules (Rev. 6), adopted on 9 February 2009 and amended on 17 September 2010. 6), adopted on 9 February 2009 and amended on 17 September 2010. 54Judgment, 2 Trials and Tribulations: The Long Quest for Justice … 33 the German Government made a significant direct grant to the Victims Unit, funding that was renewed through 2015. Forums were held throughout the country, and teams assisted victims in completing the somewhat complex form the ECCC had developed for them to file a complaint and to apply for status as a Civil Party.

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