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UN envoy on migrants criticises ‘blindness’ of EU on Libya

The EU's leadership team must renew pressure on Libyan authorities to come up with an alternative to this system of arbitrary detention

Khmer Rouge trial rocked by second resignation

Cambodia's war crimes court has been rocked by the second resignation of an international judge amid a row over whether to pursue more regime members.

Slow road to justice in Khmer Rouge trial

The fading memories and illnesses of witnesses and accused in Cambodia's historic Khmer Rouge trial is prolonging the justice process.

Khmer Rouge trial sees chief defend regime in video

A top Khmer Rouge leader on trial in Cambodia has been confronted with dramatic footage in which he defends the regime's bloody purges.

Fruits of tourism sweeten a bitter legacy

Cambodia and Vietnam, both emerging from a violent past, are intent on building a prosperous future.

Khmer Rouge leaders resist genocide trial

Pressure from the Cambodian prime minister to limit its scope and donor fatigue are hobbling the process of bringing leaders to book for war crimes.

Khmer Rouge jail chief asks for ‘strictest punishment’

The Khmer Rouge's main jail chief told a war crimes court on Wednesday he would like the "strictest level of punishment" -- even death by stoning.

Cambodia readies for first Khmer Rouge trial

Cambodia's United Nations-backed war crimes court on Monday made final preparations for its long-awaited first public trial of a Khmer Rouge leader.

Cambodia quietly marks Pol Pot’s death

Cambodia on Tuesday quietly marked the 10-year anniversary of Khmer Rouge dictator Pol Pot's death, amid fears that time is running out to try ageing regime leaders before a genocide tribunal. Pol Pot, the tyrant who turned Cambodia into killing fields in the late 1970s, died on April 15 1998, reportedly from a heart attack.

Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan charged

Former Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan was formally detained and charged on Monday with war crimes and crimes against humanity by Cambodia's United Nations-backed genocide tribunal, a court spokesperson said. "The co-investigating judges have detained him for a period of one year," tribunal spokesperson Reach Sambath said.

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