Nuon Chea

Nuon Chea, alias « brother number two » was Pol Pot’s (brother number one) second. He held the position of Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK), Chairman of the Democratic Kampuchea People’s Assembly, acting Prime Minister and Vice Chairman of the CPK Centre Military Committee. He is accused of having planned, instigated, ordered, directed or aided and abetted the CPK policy between April 1975 and January 1979, characterized by forcible transfers of population, enslavement, forced labour and other inhumane acts.

On 19 September 2007, Nuon Chea was placed in provisional detention and charged with crimes against humanity (murder, torture, imprisonment, persecution, extermination, deportation, forcible transfer, enslavement and other inhumane acts) and war crimes (willful killing, torture, inhumane acts, causing great suffering, unlawful confinement and unlawful deportation or transfer).

On 14 January 2010, the Co-Investigating Judges of the ECCC concluded the investigation regarding Nuon Chea and the other Khmer Rouge leaders, Ieng Sary, Ieng ThirithKhieu Samphan and Kaing Guek Eav.

On 11 May 2011, the Trial Chamber stated that the first hearings in Case 002 are scheduled to begin on 27 June 2011.

Results on survey of Cambodians on the continued ECCC detention of the Khmer Rouge leadersVictim participation and bias in the Cambodian CourtsVictim participation and bias in the Cambodian Courts:
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