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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal (officially known as Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) is a court established to try the most senior and most responsible members of the Khmer Rouge.

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ECCC court house
court hearing

August 8, 2014:  Too Little too Late, Critics insist

More than 1.7 million people died under Khmer Rouge rule from 1975 to 1979. The Tribunal convicting the leaders is a joint effort of  the Cambodian government and the United Nations. It has been criticized for being extremely belated and for only covering a narrow  sliver of crimes they committed, including child soldiering, according to The NY Times

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August 8th, 2014: Khmer Rouge Leaders Are Convicted

August 8, 2014:  2 Khmer Rouge Leaders Are Convicted in Cambodia

A court in Cambodia found the two most senior surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison.   Khieu Samphan, 83, left, and Nuon Che, 88, were convicted of murder and extermination as part of a systematic attack against the population of Cambodia.

See Story: The NY Times.

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March 14, 2013: Ieng Sary dies before Case002 closes

The NY Times writes:
"Ieng Sary, the former foreign minister of the Khmer Rouge who was one of three elderly leaders on trial on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, died on Thursday in a hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he had been taken from his holding cell. He was 87."

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visitors of ECCC

More than 500,000 visitors have attended the UN-backed trials in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Court of Cambodia.

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After much resistance and many delays, Case 002 begins. Three former Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial (left to right):
Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Khieu Samphan.

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Cambodian Tribunal finds Khmer Rouge leader, Kaing Guek Eav (Duch), guilty of crimes against humanity. He is sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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Case 001 was the trial of Kaing Guek Eav or Commander Duch, leader of the Santebal and head of the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh.

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