Cambodian and UN officials say they still need more funding to continue the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, despite waning interest from some donors.
The complaint accuses Nil Nonn, head of the Trial Chamber, French judge Jean-Marc Lavergne, and three other judges of “bias” and requests they be disqualified.
The hearings will open Oct. 17 in what is the tribunal’s most important trial to date.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York.
The donation includes 144 film slides, one audiocassette, and 1,220 digitalized photos.
Filloux spent years working with victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.
The date will mark the beginning of the second and final phase of the trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, which was broken into two parts for expediency.
Such ceremonies—once banned by the Khmer Rouge—are allowed under the internal rules of the UN-backed court.
The announcement from the court moves it a step closer to the second phase of the trial against the two men, in the court’s most prominent trial to date.
Many younger Cambodians do not know what happened during the Khmer Rouge.
Both leaders on trial will face charges related to the treatment of the Chams, as well as Vietnamese, when their trial begins in full later this year.
Many Cambodians felt the court’s slow pace and limited scope were not bringing them a sense of justice.