In the interests of justice, it is now “imperative” that a new trial panel be established to hear genocide charges against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan as soon as possible, the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Supreme Court Chamber said in a decision released Tuesday. The decision, dated Monday, assesses arguments put before it by co-prosecutors and Nuon Chea’s defense team, who had appealed against a decision by the Trial Chamber to split up the case against the former Khmer Rouge leaders into multiple, smaller trials. The Trial Chamber’s decision had failed to provide a plan for further trials after
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