ECCC Civil Party

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is the first court trying international mass crimes that provides an opportunity for victims to participate directly in the trial proceedings as Civil Parties.

Civil Parties are parties in the proceedings against accused persons being prosecuted before the ECCC, and they enjoy rights broadly similar to the prosecution and the defence.

Civil Parties can seek collective and moral reparations, but no individual monetary compensation can be awarded.

Any person, who can demonstrate that he or she has suffered physical, material or psychological injury as a direct consequence of at least one of the crimes prosecuted before the ECCC, may apply to become a Civil Party. Civil Parties have the right to be represented by Civil Party Lawyers during the investigative phase and Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers during the trial process and beyond.