Right this moment the Supreme Courtroom Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers within the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) upheld the life sentence handed down towards former Khmer Rouge chief Khieu Samphan for genocide, crimes towards humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions.
France welcomes this choice. We’ve got supported the Extraordinary Chambers since they have been established in 2006. Their work has helped consolidate peace and the rule of regulation in Cambodia, in step with the method begun by the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements.
Right this moment’s choice, which brings the Chambers’ judicial course of to an in depth, is a serious milestone. By preserving and selling the Chambers’ archives, the Cambodian authorities will assist move on the reminiscence of the genocide for future generations of Cambodians. France stands able to assist these targets and reaffirms its sturdy dedication to justice and reconciliation.