Japan Supports Legal Documentation Centre Relating to ECCC

The Government of Japan approved the utilisation of up to US$251,970 from the counterpart fund for Fulfilling the Legacy Mandate of the Legal Documentation Centre (LDC) relating to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan, the Funds will be used for the Establishment of Mobile Outreach Unit, consisting of dedicated vehicles, a video recorder, a projector, a portable screen, loudspeakers, microphones and laptops to be used for outreach activities in the provinces across Cambodia over a three-year period, and for an exchange visit to the library of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Netherland and the other documentation centre in Germany that are the most relevant to the functions of the LDC for enhancing cooperation and knowledge sharing.

A two-year project for research scholarships for Cambodian undergraduates is going to work closely with partner universities and academic institutions by providing a platform for undergraduate students to conduct their research papers and thesis related to the field of genocide, the Democratic Kampuchea as well as the legacy of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and Improvement and further Development of Virtual Tribunal will also be part of the financial support's objectives.

The Legal Documentation Centre relating to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia serves to carry on the documentation legacy of the ECCC. LDC was established by sub-decree No 159 on Nov. 16, 2015 and officially launched on June 27, 2017.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press