UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan described the recent draft agreement on the KR tribunal
as a "considerable improvement" on the previous text in his April 7 report
to the UN General Assembly. However he noted that "there still remains doubt
in some quarters regarding the credibility of the Extraordinary Chambers, given the
precarious state of the judiciary in Cambodia". Annan also noted that, "under
the terms of the draft agreement, any deviation by the Government from the obligations
undertaken could lead to the United Nations withdrawing its cooperation and assistance
from the process".