UNAKRT Mission and Scope

UNAKRT provides technical assistance to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). The ECCC is a domestic court supported with international staff, established in accordance with Cambodian law.

Under the terms of Agreement between the United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Extraordinary Chambers will bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea and those who were most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom, and international conventions recognized by Cambodia, that were committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.

The subject-matter jurisdiction of the Extraordinary Chambers shall be the crime of genocide as defined in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, crimes against humanity as defined in the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and such other crimes as defined in Chapter II of the Law on the Establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers as promulgated on 10 August 2001.


The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) are part of the Cambodian court system. The Court will apply Cambodian law, supplemented with international law. The ECCC has its own website which provides detailed information on the history of the court and updates of all recent ECCC activities, official statements and press releases.

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24 July 2010:Verdict in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, Monday 26 July 2010

19 April 2010: Joint Statement from H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Sok An and Ms. Patricia O´┐ŻBrien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs

12 August 2009: Joint Statement on Establishment of Independent Counsellor at Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

8 April 2009: Statement from Assistant Secretary-General Peter Taksoe-Jensen on ECCC anti-corruption measures

For all the latest news, documents and other court related information, please visit the ECCC website at (www.ECCC.gov.kh)

Published by the ECCC Public Affairs Office every month, The Court Report, provides news and information about the judicial process.


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