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Cambodian parliament passes additional legislation on Khmer Rouge tribunal

[JURIST] Following up on a story reported Monday on JURIST's Paper Chase, Cambodian lawmakers have now passed additional legislation further to their approval yesterday of a Cambodia-UN pact establishing a UN-supported tribunal to try former leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime for genocide and crimes against humanity.

The new laws adopted by the National Assembly and anounced Tuesday exempt the two-tiered tribunal from the country's three-tiered court structure and block the government from seeking amnesty for anyone on trial or under investigation by the tribunal. The legislation also stipulates that the tribunal can review previous pardons. Yale University's Cambodian Genocide Program has background on the tribunal. AP has more.

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