Seminar with Judges from the Khmer Rouge Tribunals


In September 2013 the International Nuremberg Principles Academy organized a one-week seminar for the Cambodian Judges of the trial chambers of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) with renowned German lecturers. 

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal is an ad-hoc tribunal supported by the United Nations and integrated into the Cambodian judiciary. It prosecutes the most serious crimes against human rights (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes) committed by the highest-ranking officials during the Khmer Rouge Regime in the years from 1975 to 1979. 

Academics and practitioners were invited to talk about international criminal law topics and to provide insight into the German legal system. The seminar focused especially on the practical application of the German International Criminal Code. Furthermore, the judges were familiarized with the German process of coming to terms with Nazi crimes and with crimes of the Socialist Party in the German Democratic Republic.