Nearly 100 of 300 Cambodian staff members are still upset by their lack of salaries and have said they will walk off the job at the end of the month if they are not paid.
Kerry, whose presidential appointment is expected to be confirmed by Congress in coming days, was a major US broker in talks with the UN and Cambodia over the tribunal.
Rockoff’s two days of testimony provided an eye-witness account to the wartime environment Cambodia found itself in ahead of the Khmer Rouge’s rise.
Around 200 of 287 Cambodian staff have threatened to boycott work unless they are paid their salaries for December, giving the court until Jan. 31 to come up with more money.
The Cambodian side of the court has been in financial trouble on a number of occasions since the court’s inception in 2006.
Around 300 Cambodian staff members at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal say they will walk out of their positions if their salaries are not paid.
UN-backed court was forced to cancel its hearings last week after 2 of 3 defendants were hospitalized.
Nuon Chea, 86, has acute bronchitis; Khieu Samphan, 81, has intestinal problems, according to court officials.
The tribunal has suspended hearings for the week, and it remains unclear whether any will be held next week.
An update on scheduled hearings is expected Wednesday, but court monitors say Nuon Chea’s hospitalization is a reminder for the need of a speedy trial.
Nuon Chea collapsed in his cell at the tribunal detention center outside Phnom Penh on Sunday, Son Arun, his lawyer, said.
The tribunal will hear health arguments for Ieng Sary, who is 87 and was the Khmer Rouge’s foreign minister, on March 21 and for Nuon Chea, who is 86 and was the regime’s chief ideologue, the following day.