Phnom Penh: Does Cambodian Government reject UN Judge?
In another blow to investigations for alleged genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, Cambodian officials are set to reject a United Nations judge nominated for a court created for the crimes of the Khmer Rouge.
Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet of Switzerland was to replace Judge Siegfried Blunk of Germany, who resigned in scandal three months ago after his own staff accused him of deliberately undermining investigations that are opposed by the Cambodian government, which says they risk sparking a new civil war.
The cases are of great magnitude, and concern both the executions of hundreds of thousands of people and suspects who continue to enjoy freedom in Cambodia……………….
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Meanwhile, the circus continues, with hundreds of both locals and expats working for it – no doubt an important constituency in its own right – at a cost of millions of wasted dollars…..
- ECCC: Justice denied for Cambodia. (livinginpp.wordpress.com)