ECCC’s Civil Party Lawyer Donates 1,400 Dossiers to DC-Cam

Ms. Martine Jacquin, Civil Party Co-Lawyer for Group 3 of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), has donated 1,400 dossiers to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam), according to a press release of DC-Cam issued on Monday.

DC-Cam is looking forward to working with individual Civil Parties, victims, surviving family members, and other stakeholders to coordinate the review, selective public release, and further educational and research use of these sensitive, but nonetheless extraordinarily significant, historical documents, the source said.

Justice should not, and cannot, end when a court renders its final judgment, and coordinating the organised review, selective release, and further educational use and dissemination of these records represents the next great step forward in Cambodia’s realisation of justice for the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime, it added.

Since 1995, the press release pointed out, DC-Cam has assisted survivors in the filing of complaints and collection of stories that supported public memory, genocide education and the ECCC’s work.

The donation of these sensitive records represents the next great step forward in these endeavours by way of furthering the Civil Parties, victims, and surviving family members’ interests in ensuring justice does not end with the closure of the ECCC, it said.

“With this extraordinary donation by Ms. Martin Jacquin, DC-Cam looks forward to fulfilling the wishes of individual Civil Parties, victims and family members, to ensure their stories continue on for the education of the next generation, the fulfilment of justice in Cambodia, and the legacy of international law for post-conflict societies,” underlined the press release.



Source: Agency Kampuchea Press