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Criticism directed at UN, not at judge

Dear Editor,

I have been informed – rightly, I believe – that my comment in Wednesday’s Phnom Penh Post could be construed as a personal criticism of Mark Harmon.

I assure you, and your readers, that it is not. I have never met Judge Harmon.  By all accounts, he is an accomplished jurist of the highest integrity.

My criticism lies with the United Nations, which – in my opinion – is using the post of International Co-Investigating Judge, rather than the man himself, as a fig leaf to mask the unfortunate realities at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

As I have said to one of your journalists in the past, whether you put Kofi Annan or Donald Duck in the pos-ition, it won’t make a lick of difference.

The Prime Minister has announced his position on cases 003 and 004, and that, as we know, will remain the final word on the matter.

Andrew Ianuzzi
International Co-defence Lawyer, ECCC

Send letters to: newsroom@phnompenhpost.com or PO?Box 146, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Post reserves the right to edit letters to a shorter length.
The views expressed above are solely the author’s and do not reflect any positions taken by The Phnom Penh Post.

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