Non-governmental agencies working closely with the Khmer
Rouge tribunal said Monday they were disappointed in court delays and
corruption allegations, following a high-level UN visit.
In a statement, the organizations said a lack of public
information remained a concern.
“We would therefore like to take this opportunity to appeal
to all relevant stakeholders—the UN, the Government of Cambodia, and the donor
community—to follow this renewed commitment with further cooperation from all
parties to ensure the ECCC is a success,” the statement said, referring to the
tribunal by its official initials, for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court
Tribunal spokesman Reach Sambath said Monday the comments
from the organization did not necessitate a reply, but he noted the tribunal
was near to announcing a date for its first trial, of jailed prison chief Kaing
“That’s what people want to know,” he said.
Organizations surrounding the proceedings recommended more
transparency, including public access to proceedings, following discussions
between senior government and UN officials last week.