Council Wrapping Up Review of KR Draft Law

The Constitutional Council plans to meet Monday to finish reviewing the draft law to try former Khmer Rouge leaders, spokesman Yang Sem said.

The council met once Feb 2, to begin examining the legislation, which the National Assembly and Senate approved in January.

The council expects to complete its review Monday and will pass the law on to King Norodom Sihanouk.

Meanwhile, the government still has not responded to a Jan 9 letter from UN legal expert Hans Corell, who raised concerns a­bout the draft law.

Sean Visoth, a legal adviser for Minister of Cabinet Sok An, head of the government’s negotiating team, said the government has been too busy to respond to the UN. “We have a lot of work to do,” he said. “We just had the donor-government meeting, so we haven’t had time to respond.”

Sean Visoth said the government will send its reply to the UN after the Constitutional Council finishes its review.

 

 

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