Case of the Day: In re Rainsy

The case of the day is In re Rainsy (N.D. Cal. 2017). Sam Rainsy, a Cambodian politician, and several other Cambodians had “alleg[ed] human rights violations before the International Criminal Court.” They brought an application for leave to take discovery from Chevron Corp. relating to the 2016 assassination of Cambodian government critic Kem Ley. They sought the discovery not just for use in the ICC proceeding but also in connection with a libel claim Cambodia’s prime minister brought against Rainsy after Rainsy accused the government of involvement in the assassination.

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