Preview of meetings that may decide whether Khmer Rouge leaders will face justice

SHOTLIST FILE: Kampot Province - 20 May 2007 1. Wide of landscape around small village 2. Various of bones and clothing being piled up in the village. (The bones are skeletal remains dug up from mass graves dating from Khmer Rouge time) FILE: Phnom Penh - January 2007 3. Various of international judges and Cambodian judges meeting in a plenary session to try to agree the internal rules of the tribunal to try the Khmer Rouge leaders 4. Close-up of Draft Internal Rules document FILE: Phnom Penh - 23 May 2007 5. Various set-ups of co-investigating judge for the Khmer Rouge tribunal, Marcel Lemonde, in his office 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marcel Lemonde, Co-Investigating Judge: "We said, and repeated several times, that now the trial must begin. People have been waiting for this trial for 30 years and we can't delay any more. And if the rules were not adopted this time then it would be dramatic for the future, the very existence of this court." FILE: Near Phnom Penh - 1975 7. Various of Cambodian government armoured vehicles repelling an attack by the Khmer Rouge FILE: Location Unknown - Approximately 1978 8. Wide of huge agricultural project underway in Cambodia during Khmer Rouge rule FILE: Location Unknown - Approximately 1978 9. Cambodian workers walking past camera FILE: Tonle Bati - 1998 10. Various of skulls of people who died under Khmer Rouge rule FILE: Anlong Veng - April 1998 11. Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot's corpse laid out as medical officials moves his head FILE: Pailin - 3 July 203 12. Pol Pot's deputy, Nuon Chea, sitting down wearing sunglasses FILE: Anlong Veng - 1998 13. Former titular head of Khmer Rouge, Khieu Samphan, talking to camera FILE: Phnom Penh - 24 May 2007 14. Wide of street scene 15. Various set-ups of Youk Chhang, Director of Documentation Centre of Cambodia, a body that collects, stores and analyses documents from the Khmer Rouge regime 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Youk Chhang, Director of Documentation Centre of Cambodia: "People have tried to cope with this for 28 years and we realise that without final judgment it's difficult. So the tribunal is not so much about now but about the future, which is so significant that's why it's so useful and so important for all of us." FILE: Phnom Penh - 3 July 2006 17. Brahmin priests blow conch shells as part of ritual to swear-in the judges for the tribunal, at a ceremony at the Royal Palace 18. Wide pan of judges after swearing-in ceremony FILE: Outskirts of Phnom Penh - March 2007 19. Various exterior shots of location of tribunal, 20. UN and Cambodian flags flying FILE: Outskirts of Phnom Penh - July 2006 21. Wide pan of interior of courtroom where the trials will be held STORYLINE: A series of make-or-break meetings begin in Phnom Penh on Thursday that could decide whether the leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime, responsible for the deaths of almost two (m) million people in the 1970s, will ever face justice. The meetings will try to resolve a dispute between Cambodian judges and judges from the international community that has seriously hampered the progress of a special tribunal, set up with mainly foreign money. One leading figure has warned that the entire process could collapse if the two sides fail to agree this time around. Reminders of the dark days under the Khmer Rouge are never far from the surface in Cambodia; sometimes they reappear to haunt anew. Earlier this month in Kampot province, a cluster of mass graves was uncovered. The pits yielded bones and rotting clothing. Researchers think up to a thousand victims lie there. The hold-up is over the court's internal rules which are vital to ensuring it delivers justice to an acceptable international standard. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/50b59e7bced0c3420579df1c78ec547f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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