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.
International Co-defence Lawyer, ECCC
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