ECCC Reparations

This blog is designed to serve as a repository of analyses, news reports and press releases related to the issue of RERAPATIONS within the framework of the Extraordinary Chambers in Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a.k.a. the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jacques Verges: The Man and His Statements of Note

Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy. Jacques Verges

From this point of view, as a French - I have no complex about this, of inferiority. And I try to have no complex of superiority. Jacques Verges

Here, I am looking for a document issued by a public attorney. I don't find. He is accused by the political leaders of the coalition, by his enemies, who said that he is guilty. That he deserves to be killed. Jacques Verges

I am not able of hating. I am not able of hating. Jacques Verges

I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine. Jacques Verges

In a democratic country, when a man is accused, he's accused from a document issued by the public attorney. Jacques Verges

It is good for society to have this introspection. Jacques Verges

The links between the American government and the Iraqi government are so close that you cannot judge one without asking at least the other what he has done by this time. Jacques Verges

This mass destructive weapons were sold to Iraqi government by the United States. And Mr. Rumsfeld has been one of the man responsible for this sale, for this bargain, for this market. Jacques Verges

Well, I know that 500,000 children died in Iraq because of the embargo. Jacques Verges

You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people. Jacques Verges


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