UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Peter
Taksoe-Jensen will meet with Council Minister Sok An in coming days over the Khmer
Rouge tribunal, a UN spokeswoman said.
The meeting would "address a number of issues of common
concern to the United Nations and the Cambodian authority," the spokeswoman,
Choi Sung-ah, said, declining to elaborate.
The visit comes amid standing allegations of corruption and
mismanagement on the Cambodian side of the courts, which led to the delay of
hundreds of thousands of dollars in donor funding earlier this year.
The courts are preparing for the first trial of five jailed
Khmer Rouge leaders, of prison chief Duch, which is expected to get underway
early next year.
Tribunal observers said Taksoe-Jensen's visit was to review
budgets and future plans, as well as management and cooperation and a meeting
with donors in Phnom Penh.