Saturday, November 26, 2005

Activists demand details on Cambodia's Khmer Rouge trial

Last Updated 26/11/2005, 11:27:06

The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee says names of Cambodian judges and prosecutors short-listed to serve on a planned tribunal of Khmer Rouge leaders should be made public,

The committee which is a grouping of 18 non-governmental organisations, also demanded that the selection criteria used by the government be disclosed.

It says publicizing the criteria and the candidates under consideration decreases the risk that the public will view the selection process as the result of political influence.

The statement came as the United Nations released the names of 21 possible international judges and co-prosecutors to be interviewed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in early December.

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