An article published in Asia Times says that in late-November the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) began hearings in its second case against three surviving leaders of the former communist Khmer Rouge regime. The hearings come at a time when the tribunal is also battling allegations of judicial misconduct, violations of victims’ rights, and botched investigations regarding past cases tried by the ECCC, which threaten the integrity of the current proceedings. In an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal regarding the issue, Professor John Hall said that in order to preserve credibility in the hearings an “‘independent, credible and transparent” investigation was needed to establish the facts. ‘The stakes are too high for anything less.'” Read more about the hearings and the allegations against court officials. Read the article Professor Hall wrote for the Wall Street Journal in its entirety.