Thursday, December 23, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: ECCC’s Supreme Court Chamber to Hold Appeal Hearings during the last week of March 2011

  23 December 2010                                      

The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia has notified all the parties that the Chamber will hold oral hearings in the appeals against the Trial Judgment in Case 001 during the last week of March  2011. The exact dates and times of the hearings will be announced later in due course.

The Trial Chamber found the Accused guilty of crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and sentenced him to 35 years of imprisonment. The Chamber also admitted 66 Civil Parties and rejected 24 Civil Party applicants. Co-Lawyers for the Accused, Co-Prosecutors, and 41 Civil Parties have appealed the Judgment.

The Co-Prosecutors contend that the Trial Chamber erred in the sentence granted and in its treatment of cumulative convictions.

Co-Lawyers for the Accused allege that the ECCC lacks personal jurisdiction. They request the Supreme Court Chamber to release the Accused.

Forty-one Civil Parties request the Supreme Court Chamber to declare admissible their Civil Party applications and/or grant their requests for reparations.

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