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Australia pledges extra funding to Khmer Rouge trial

Australia pledges extra funding to Khmer Rouge trial

Updated 23 July 2012, 15:37 AEST

Australia has pledged an additional 1-point-4 million dollars towards the Khmer Rouge genocide trials in Cambodia.

While it may seem small, the process is expected to cost 200-million US dollars by the end of the year, the funding has come at a crucial time.

The cash-strapped court has never been in a worse financial position, and it's biggest donor - Japan - may not be in a position to provide the bulk of the funds in coming years.

Correspondent: Stephanie March

Speakers: Clair Duffy, Khmer Rouge Tribunal monitor; Bob Carr, Australian Foreign Minister

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