|David Scheffer speaks during a press conference in Phnom Penh earlier this year. AFP PHOTO|
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Bridget Di Certo
The Phnom Penh Post
The appointment process for two new international co-investigating judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal was moving forward swiftly, the UN secretary-general’s special expert said yesterday.
David Scheffer, who serves as special expert for the tribunal, told the Post the appointment process to re-staff the office investigating two government-opposed, Khmer Rouge-era cases was “well under way”.
“I anticipate further developments in early May,” Scheffer, the former US ambassador-at-large for war crimes, said via email.
Scheffer, who was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in December, will arrive in Phnom Penh later this week.
International co-investigating judge Siegfried Blunk quit the tribunal in October, and his reserve, Swiss national Laurent Kasper-Ansermet steps down on Friday.