Swedish Supports Cambodia’s Genocide Tribunal

Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, has confirmed its continued support to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, ECCC, by making available a contribution of SEK 30 million (approximately
USD 4,5 million) to the international component of the ECCC for the period 2014-2015. kr-tribunal

The mandate of the ECCC is to bring the senior and most responsible leaders of the Khmer Rouge to trial for crimes committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea. It is designed to provide fair and open trials in conformity with international standards.

The ECCC provides a significant contribution towards justice, accountability and reconciliation in the Cambodian society.

– The Swedish contribution to the ECCC will assist in the pursuit of justice for the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. It is a manifestation of Sweden’s strong commitment to the respect for human rights, international criminal justice and the principle of rule of law, says Hillevi Engström, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation.

With the new contribution, the total Swedish support to the ECCC for the period 2012- 2015 amounts to SEK 68 million (approximately USD 10 million).

Source: Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh

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