• Oct 3, 2011
    Press release

    The two investigating judges at the hybrid Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), created to try Khmer Rouge mass crimes and to bring justice to the Cambodian people, have egregiously violated their legal and judicial duties and should resign.

  • Jul 22, 2009
    Press release
    Pronouncements by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that the UN-backed tribunal on Khmer Rouge atrocities should not prosecute additional suspects call into question the court's independence.
  • Feb 14, 2009
    Press release
    Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, about to begin its first trial, should resist political interference and meet international fair trial standard.
  • Nov 2, 2007
    Kaing Kek Ieuv, alias "Duch," the former head of the Khmer Rouge's S-21 (Tuol Sleng) torture and interrogation center, is currently on trial by a UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh for crimes against humanity and war crimes. As an insight into how the prison worked, what follows is a chapter from Sara Colm and Sorya Sim's book, Khmer Rouge Purges in the Mondolkiri Highlands, Region 105, soon to be published by the Documentation Center of Cambodia.
  • Jul 27, 2007
    Ten years ago this month on July 5 and 6, 1997 all hell broke loose in Phnom Penh as troops loyal to Co-Prime Ministers Norodom Ranariddh and Hun Sen fought each other on the streets of Phnom Penh. Debate on what happened and why still continues. In this issue the Post presents two analyses.
  • Nov 17, 2006
    Human Rights Watch respectfully submits comments on three areas of the ECCC Draft Internal Rules. We hope that our views may assist in revising the rules in such a way that they will conform more closely to international fair trial standards.
  • Dec 27, 2002
    Aging mass murderers continue to live freely in Cambodia. This month Nuon Chea, "Brother No. 2" and deputy to the Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, finally stepped into a courtroom. Among other crimes, researchers have linked him to the Tuol Sleng torture center where more than 16,000 men, women and children went in and only seven came out alive.
  • Dec 19, 2002
    Press release
    The Cambodian government needs to demonstrate that it wants to hold fair and credible trials of former Khmer Rouge leaders.
  • Feb 12, 2002
    Press release
    The United Nations was right to pull out of negotiations with the Cambodian government over how to bring Khmer Rouge leaders to justice, but neither the U.N. nor the Cambodian government should consider the issue closed.
  • Oct 22, 1999
    Press release
    Human Rights Watch called for close coordination between the United States and the United Nations in creating a credible and effective tribunal to prosecute Khmer Rouge leaders. U.S. Ambassador for War Crimes David Scheffer was slated to meet with Cambodian officials this weekend