Press Release: European Commission contributes € 1 million to Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Phnom Penh 28 December 2005 – EC and UNDP Representatives have signed a Financing Agreement for the implementation of a €995,100 (approximately US$1.2 million) contribution to the Cambodian costs of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
The EC contribution will be made under the European Initiative for Human Rights and Democracy (EIDHR) and will go towards the salaries of the Cambodian judges, prosecutors and legal support staff serving at the Trial and Appeals Chambers of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. The funds will be disbursed as soon as the starting date of the Tribunal is officially announced and will be administered by the UNDP on behalf of the European Commission.
The European Commission welcomes progress towards the establishment of the Tribunal as a major step forward towards bringing to justice and holding accountable those most responsible for committing crimes against humanity under the period of Democratic Kampuchea.