Wednesday, 2 December 2009

New int'l prosecutor named for UN-backed court in Cambodia


(Posted by CAAI News Media)

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 2(Xinhua)-- The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia announced Wednesday that Andrew T. Cayley was named as a new international co-prosecutor for the UN-backed court in Cambodia .

In the statement, the ECCC said Andrew T. Cayley, from the United Kingdom , has been appointed as a new international Co-Prosecutor.

Robert Petit, former international co-prosecutor resigned some six months ago and left the seat for William Smith, Australian, as acting international co-prosecutor since then.

The ECCC's statement said over the last two years, Mr. Cayley, has been in private practice, defending Charles Taylor before the Special Court for Sierra Leone and Ivan Cermak before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Prior to this he served as Prosecuting Counsel at ICTY from 1995-2001, the first three years being seconded from the British army by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the ICTY.

Cayley holds an LL. B and LL.M. from University College London and is also a professional officer graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Editor: Xiong Tong

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