ECCC urged to dismiss An’s case

Defense lawyers for Ao An have called for Case 004/02 to be dismissed after the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) could not reach an affirmative vote on bringing their client to trial for genocide.

An’s defence team issued a press release after the ECCC issued its decision last week on the parties’ appeals against two closing orders issued by the co-investigating judges. An’s defence team said the majority of judges had called for the case to be dismissed.

“Today, the majority [three] of the Pre-Trial Chamber judges accepted the defence’s argument that the case should be dismissed for a lack of personal jurisdiction.

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