Secretary-General in answer to questions about Extraordinary Chambers in Cambodia
New York, 28 March 2005Q: You said you wanted to talk about raising more money. Is this enough?
SG: I think we can get it started. I was there when [inaudible.] We had a target of $43 million and we got about $38 million, which is pretty good.
SG: International. The Cambodians are contributing $11 million.
Legal Counsel: The Japanese (are contributing) $21 million - half of the UN share.
SG: So I think we had indicated we needed three years of pledges and one year's contributions paid up for us to start. And so I expect that some of the money will be released very early for us to have a year's contribution in cash and then begin the proceedings.
Q: Do you have a sense when this could get started?
Legal Counsel: We have to first of all to ratify the agreement and to set up the tribunal. We want to have very competent people there, and so that will take several months.