Monday, August 27, 2007

Cambodia Tribunal Update

The Cambodian government announced Friday that You Bunleng, one of two co-investigating judges for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), will not leave his current job despite his appointment to Cambodia's Appeals Court. Apparently in response to Thursday's UN report slamming the government for transferring the judge (discussed here), this step illustrates the power of international monitoring of the Cambodian government's behavior with respect to the Khmer Rouge trials. While surely not the last of the obstacles that the government will throw in the path of the tribunal, hopefully the outrage of the international community will be as effective in dismantling future roadblocks.

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